Boris yeltsin, attired in a charcoal-gray suit and silver tie, with a tinseled holiday tree in the background, had videotaped it that morning he was retiring seven months before the expiration of his mandate, he said hoarsely, and was handing over power to the prime minister and now acting. Boris yeltsin (1931-2007) served as the president of russia from 1991 until 1999 though a communist party member for much of his life, he eventually came to believe in both democratic and free. Even after his death in april 2007, boris yeltsin remains the most controversial figure in recent russian history although mikhail gorbachev presided over the decline of the communist party and the withdrawal of soviet control over eastern europe, it was yeltsin-russia's first elected president.
The russian presidency of boris yeltsin, was the executive branch of the federal government of the russian federation from june 12, 1991 to december 31, 1999 yeltsin was the first russian president, and during his presidency, the country suffered from widespread corruption. All it takes, if boris yeltsin is any indicator, is a trip to a modest american grocery store in 1989 boris yeltsin, who would serve as the first president of the russian federation throughout the 1990s, was in houston, texas visiting the johnson space center as part of a dignitary visit to the united states. Because boris yeltsin hated gorbachev yet yeltsin would not have risen to a position of but then, yeltsin attacked gorbachev in a speech to the party's central committee ruslan khasbulatov, the former speaker of the russian parliament, worked alongside yeltsin in the summer and fall of l991.
Gorbachev begat yeltsin and yeltsin begat putin but gorbachev, now 86 and still living in moscow, remains celebrated in the west and it is hard to think of many figures who shaped the last half-century of world history more than he did he put an end to the totalitarian system created by lenin and stalin. Boris yeltsin, the new president of the russian soviet socialist federal republic after the soviet union split up boris yeltsin went on to become the president of the new russian federation but life is much better now than it was in the soviet union it's not quite what we expected, but it is better. Boris yeltsin, in full boris nikolayevich yeltsin, (born february 1, 1931, sverdlovsk [now yekaterinburg], russia, ussr—died april 23, 2007, moscow, russia), russian politician who became president of russia in 1990 in 1991 he became the first popularly elected leader in the country's history, guiding russia through a stormy decade of. Yeltsin was a pure destroyer he brought down the ussr, ruined the economy, wrecked our armed forces, and groveled to the west, says vassily rafikov, a yeltsin narrowly won re-election against a communist challenger in 1996, and then authorized sweeping privatization of russia's formerly state.
In march 1990 zinoviev, still banned from entering the ussr, converged (or, more accurately, clashed) in a debate with a then popular opposition politician boris yeltsin on french tv channel a ntenne 2 and told him in detail what would happen to the motherland and to him were he to win yeltsin was greatly offended. Early life boris nikolaevich yeltsin was born into a russian working-class family on february 1, 1931, in the small siberian village of butko a strong-willed child, boris twice stood up to the educational system at his elementary school graduation he criticized his homeroom teacher's abusive. The boris yeltsin presidential center and sinbad publishing house have published a personal life, the memoirs of the wife of russia's first president, boris yeltsin rbth is the first online media to publish excerpts related to the presidential couple's official visits abroad. Olga and boris at first we were just friends, and then are unable to control her emotions blue moved his girlfriend in his home town of anzio accustomed to an active and busy life ephraim soon ephraim fell in love with yeltsin soon olga and boris introduced each other to their eminent relatives. A compilation of boris yeltsin's finest moments in 1994 yeltsin went to germany to see the last russian troups leave the country after the cold war in the presence of the german chancellor helmut kohl he got quite drunk at lunch and started his own show.
Yeltsin redirects here for other uses, see yeltsin (disambiguation) boris nikolayevich yeltsin борис николаевич ельцин 1st president of the russian due to the method of privatization, a good deal of the national wealth fell into the hands of a small group of oligarchs much of the yeltsin era was. Boris yeltsin was born in the village of butka, talitsky district, sverdlovsk, ussr, on 1 february 1931 in 1932, after the state took away the entire harvest from the recently collectivised butka peasants, the yeltsin family moved as far away as they could, to kazan, more than 1,100 kilometres from butka, where boris' father, nikolai, found work on a building site. Marrage boris yeltsin married a woman named naina yeltsina millions of russian went to the polls for the first time with an open election to choose who they wanted as presidentafter the polls closed the 60-year-old boris yeltsin was the winner. Vladimir putin served as president of russia from 2000 to 2008, and was re-elected to the presidency in 2012 he previously served as russia's prime minister in 1999, russian president boris.
Matthew goldenberg boris yeltsin an illustrated timeline of drunken russian democracy 1991 boris yeltsin was elected to the congress of ussr people's deputies in 1989 under gorbachev, and was soon elected as the president of the russian federation in 1991. About boris yeltsin: boris nikolayevich yeltsin was the first president of the russian federation, serving from 1991 to 1999yeltsin came to power with the yeltsin era was marked by widespread corruption, economic collapse, and enormous political and social problems by the time he left office. Boris yeltsin from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia from 1957-63, he worked in sverdlovsk, and was promoted from construction site superintendent to chief of the construction on 26 march 1989, yeltsin was elected to the congress of people's deputies of the soviet union as the delegate from. Boris n yeltsin, the burly provincial politician who became the first freely elected leader of russia and a towering figure of his time when he presided over the dissolution of the soviet union.
Inside, an article titled rescuing boris [yeltsin] went into the details of how american advisers, campaign managers i will see what i can do over there and work like hell to influence the russian parliament next year, he was handpicked by boris yeltsin to become the prime minister of russia. Boris yeltsin's mother, klavdiya vasilyevna yeltsina, worked as a seamstress that period of yeltsin's life is remembered by muscovites for renovation of arbat, a historical street downtown boris yeltsin sailed down the volga river on may 11 to the southern city of astrakhan where a warm. Life of boris yeltsin boris yeltsin from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia boris nikolayevich yeltsin (russian: бори́с никола́евич е́льцин (help nfo)) (born february 1, 1931) was the first president of russia from 1991 to 1999 life of boris yeltsin from: internet comment copy link january 24.