over, “legitimised” the destruction of these organisations on the grounds of this collaboration. Equally decisive for the communist future of Albania was the fact that, during the war, the Allies had already accepted that Albania’s fate was closely linked with the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The
era of instability in eastern and southern regions.
The images of armed militants in Kyiv and Western Ukraine, 18 Soviet stereotypes of “Banderite butchers” seemingly confirmed by political slogans of the far-right segments of the Euromaidan and extremists on the internet forums, 19 the widespread