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29/05/1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected president of Russia

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Boris Yeltsin - The Making of a Leader (Documentary of 2001)

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Boris Yeltsin - History of Russia in 100 Minutes (Part 35 of 36)

Yeltsin was elected to the Congress of People's Deputies of Russia representing Sverdlovsk with 72% of the vote. In May 1990, he was elected chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), in spite of the fact that Gorbachev personally pleaded with the Russian deputies not to select Yeltsin.