- Title: ALBANIA: 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH OF ENVER HOXHA
- Date: 11th April 1997
- Summary: TIRANA, ALBANIA (APRIL 11, 1997) (RTV(W) - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV CEMETERY WITH ALBANIAN FLAG MARKING GRAVESITE OF FORMER STALINIST LEADER OF ALBANIA ENVER HOXHA 0.05 2. SLV GROUP OF COMMUNISTS ARRIVING 0.09 3. SV GROUP SHOWING PICTURE OF HOXHA WITH FORMER SOVIET DICTATOR STALIN (2 SHOTS) 0.14 4. SV COMMUNISTS ARRIVE / LAY FLOWERS 0.24 5. SV OLD MAN KISSING ALBANIAN FLAG 0.35 6. SV MORE COMMUNISTS ARRIVE / LAY FLOWERS 0.24 (2 SHOTS) 0.52 7. SLV COMMUNISTS STANDING WAITING 0.56 8. SLV/SCU HOXHA'S DAUGHTER LAYING FLOWERS (2 SHOTS) 1.07 9. SV DAUGHTER SHAKING HANDS WITH GROUP 1.14 10. SLV COMMUNISTS INSPECT GRAVE 1.18 11. SCU FLOWERS AND LETTER ON GRAVESTONE 1.21 12. SLV COMMUNISTS LOOK ON ZOOM OUT TO GRAVEYARD 1.29 Initials S3 P2/3 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 26th April 1997 13:00
- Location: TIRANA, ALBANIA
- Country: Albania
- Reuters ID: LVA9SBNTH4CBIAK9F15MOUYR3PI0
- Story Text: - INTRO: A group of around 25 hardline communists have celebrated the twelfth anniversary of the death of Enver Hoxha, the former Stalinist leader of Albania.
The group gathered at Hoxha's graveside at a cemetery in Tirana on Friday (April 11) to pay their respects to the former leader, who died in 1985 The group, comprising mostly elderly communists, laid floral tributes in Hoxha's memory and gave the old Albanian communist salute.
Hoxha ruled Albania for 40 years when the country was a hard-line satellite of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.).
One of Hodxhas's daughters also attended the ceremony, embracing her late father's followers at the graveside.
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