Albania's last communist ruler and the architect of his country's perestroika
guardian.co.uk, Friday 7 October 2011 16.49 BST
Ramiz Alia, who has died aged 85, was Albania's last communist ruler and the architect of his country's perestroika. He became leader of the tiny, impoverished Balkan state – with a population of 3 million people – following the death in 1985 of the dictator Enver Hoxha, who had been in office since the end of the second world war....more...
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