ALBANIA: The Captain's Decision

When his 50-year-old mother died last year after being brutally kicked by a Communist policeman, young (26) Athanas-sios Nicholaos determined to find some way out of the hellhole that the Reds had made of his small native land. "I would have killed myself rather than stay on in Albania," he said. But escape was not easy. Albania, according to Athanassios, is locked tight in the grip of 400 Russian civilians who completely control the government and the economy, and another 150 Russian officers who run the army and the police. The native population is for the most part sick...

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