The pretender to the throne Leka Zogu II gave an interview in the Russian weekly, where he talks among other things of the Russian officers who helped the king Zog to return to power in December of the 1924."I am grateful to the Russian immigrants (exiled officials in Yugoslavia NDR.) Who supported my grandfather by changing the course of history, thus delaying the taking of power by the communists for a while." Zogu returns to the referendum, specifying that both Berisha and Nano still consider the question not closed:"In recent years, independent studies have shown that at least 50% of the Albanian population would like the restoration of the monarchy. My father was convinced that Stalinist methods were worn in the treatment of the 1997 referendum results. I do not know what perspective there will be for a return of the monarchy but Berisha and Nano have often declared that the issue is still open. "The first referendum took place in a very tense atmosphere as it was preceded by the 1997 riots. After the results, Leka Zogu I accusing the parties of fraud, unsuccessfully led a revolt, after which he was forced to leave the country.