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Boris Yeltsin

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Russia - Boris Yeltsin & Bill Clinton Meet

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Blooper Clinton Yelstin

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RUSSIA: PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN OFF DUTY DUE TO ILLNESS

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RUSSIA: MIKHAIL GORBACHEV'S RESPONSE TO BORIS YELTSIN'S ILLNESS

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.
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