Memorie.al publishes an archival document with the initials “Top secret” issued by the Central State Archive (fund of the former Central Committee of the ALP) belonging to 1959, which contains a report-information of the Deputy Minister of Works Interior, Major General Mihallaq Ziçishti, who at that time also held the position of Director of State Security, sent to the Secretary of the Central Committee of the ALP, Liri Belishova, who at that time covered propaganda, art and culture, regarding the “problems” who had appeared before the State Security organs, with two well-known artists originally from Shkodra, the famous singer of folk music, Lucie Miloti, soloist of the Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances, and Ana Kçira, lecturer at the Professional Variety of Tirana. Full report-information of the State Security general, with the accusations for the two well-known stage artists, as well as the measures he proposed to “prevent a possible scandal” from them?!
The document that we are publishing in this part of the book is a report-information with the logo “Top secret”, of 1959, where the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General Mihallaq Ziçishti, who also held the high position of Director of State Security, sends Liri Belishova, secretary of the Central Committee of the ALP, which covered the sector of art, culture and propaganda.
As can be seen from the document in question, General Ziçishti informs her about the “problem” that has arisen to the State Security organs that he directs, from the processing (pursuit, interception) with the well-known artist, Lucie Miloti, known as one of the legends of Albanian folk song (then and then soloist in the Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dances), as well as her colleague, Ana Kçira, lecturer at the State Variety in Tirana.
Which, according to him, not only showed “bad behavior”, “debauched and adventurous life”, but also tried to escape?! What stands out in the report-information of General Ziçishti, where there is no answer or note by Liri Belishova, is the fact that for these things, he suggests that: “to look fairly at their treatment”, because in it on the contrary, any kind of scandal could be expected from them ”?!
Most likely this has nothing to do with a “humane work” of the State Security organs, than with the somewhat liberal atmosphere that prevailed in Albania at that time, also as a result of the influence of official Moscow, thanks to the liberal policy pursued by Nikita Khrushchev and the denunciation of Stalin’s crimes. (Add to this the policy of reconciliation with Belgrade that Khrushchev insisted on making official Tirana at the time, while two well-known artists were accused of incitement by the Yugoslav embassy?!)
As above, all this could not but have “resonance” in communist Albania of that time, as one of the most obedient satellite countries of the Soviet Union. But, in the “treatment” that is suggested for the two well-known artists, other versions cannot be excluded, such as: for example, “personal benefits” that the high cadres of the State Security hoped to have, from “counseling” that they did to the “objects” they had in processing, things that happened not infrequently in their work ?! The report-information in question, as well as most of the documents we have reflected in this book, is published in full and without any cuts or changes.
‘Top secret’ report to the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, sent to the Secretary of the Central Committee of the ALP, Liri Belishova, about the two stage artists
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA VERY SECRET
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS Tirana, on 18 / IV / 1959
DIRECTORATE OF STATE INSURANCE
Nr. 05- 154
Content: On Lucie Pal Miloti and Ana Gjon Kçira
CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF P.P. ALBANIA
COMRADE LIRI BELISHOVA
We inform you about some data available to our bodies for Luçije Pal Milotin, popular soloist in the Song and Dance Ensemble, as well as for Ana Gjon Kçira, a conference presenter at the State Variety.
Both of them have a rather disjointed, adventurous past and in some cases, under the direct encouragement of the officials of the Yugoslav Legation, with whom they had contacts, have expressed the desire to escape.
Later, remorseful for the wrong path they had taken, they addressed the secretary of the basic organization of the Party, admitting the mistakes and promising not to betray the Homeland and not to tarnish themselves as traitors. At the same time, these have led to some allegations that they are not being treated well, which have thrown them into displeasure.
Their grievances consist of this issue:
Why not send overseas with the teams, considering themselves talent and with greater stash than others.
Why not be assigned to the receptions and evenings organized for foreign artists when they come to our country.
Why they despise the past, which according to them they have condemned.
They complain about the differentiated treatment given to them in Estrada and Ensemble, as well as for programs, costumes and other issues.
These allegations and dissatisfaction, mentioned above, have appeared before our bodies, which were summoned on the occasion of the meeting that Lucie Miloti made to drown at sea on 26 / II / 1959.
Lucia when asked before attempting to drown herself, stated the above as well as some misfortunes she has had in life, such as illness, which suffers from Tbc, death of mother, illness of sister, quarrels with brothers, etc., this after our investigations is all true.
Considering that both of them have accepted the steps, mistakes and condemn the past, we think that their treatment should be viewed fairly by the directors, as well as by the whole ensemble in the ensemble and variety, otherwise, any kind can be expected from them scandals. Memorie.al
DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
GENERAL – MAJOR