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Boris Yeltsin

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The day Boris Yeltsin said goodbye to Russia - BBC News

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Boris Yeltsin interview 1988 - BBC Newsnight

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President Clinton and Boris Yeltsin laugh attack

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Boris Yeltsin dancing

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RUSSIA: ROSTOV: BORIS YELTSIN ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents. During the late 1980s, Yeltsin had been a candidate member of the Politburo, and in late 1987 tendered a letter of resignation in protest. No one had resigned from the Politburo before. This act branded Yeltsin as a rebel and led to his rise in popularity as an anti-establishment figure.
  • Personal 

  • Presidency 

  • Communist Party membership 

  • Moscow 

  • Resignation 

  • President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 

  • Illness and suspected alcoholism 

  • Life after resignation 

  • Death and funeral 

  • Ideology 

  • Reception and legacy