While the Soviet Union basically controlled Eastern Europe, there was a exception with Albania. They were a communist nation as well, but they sided with China after their relationship with the Soviet Union crumbled after the death of Joseph Stalin. Like China they opposed the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev. Just like China they also opposed his belief that the communist nations could peacefully co-exist with the West. Because of this, Albania lost the vast majority of Soviet aid though China would help fill the gap of what they lost.