Legal residentura Tirana

Czechoslovakia fulfilled its obligations to the USSR in that the USSR did not have proper representation established in Albania. The residentura used the territory to gather information about NATO and perform other tasks related to influencing the foreign policy of Albania in favour of the countries of the communist bloc. The residentura was not popular among the servicemen of Directorate I. In 1964 the Deputy Resident was Captain Antonín Svoboda "Sachar".From 1972 – 1973 the residentura was directed by Major Karel Čermák "Červenka" (council), from 1973 – 1976 Lieutenant Colonel Miroslav Chytrý "Chládek", from 1976 – 1980 Lieutenant Colonel Josef Kuřík "Klíma", from 1980 – 82 Major František Brátka "Blažek" and from 1982 – 1987 Major Jan Příkopa "Percha" (prior to that he had been dismissed from the London residentura for incompetence). The last Resident was Lieutenant Colonel Vladimír Strhan "Stacho" from 1987.

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