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Albania. Province of Durres. Village of Romanat. Enver Hoxha (1908-1985) was for 40 years a dictator and a communist leader. He decided after the historic break with Russia in 1961 to protect his country from any invaders by investing in a massive fortification (more than a million bunkers were built over the years till 1985). Destroyed bunkers are left over in a river's bed, used as an illegal rubbish dump. © 2003 Didier Ruef