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 (yĕlt′sĭn), Boris Nikolayevich 1931-2007.
Russian politician who was president of the republic of Russia from 1991 until his resignation in 1999. His administration was marked by economic reform and conflict with the legislature.


(ˈjɛltsɪn; Russian jeltsin)
(Biography) Boris (Nicolayevich). 1931–2007, Russian politician: president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1990–91); president of Russia (1991–99)


(ˈyɛlt sɪn)
Boris Nikolayevich, born 1931, Russian political leader: president 1991–99.
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Rector of the University Vladimir Nifadyev said that the photo exhibition will be permanent, so students may get acquainted with the personality of Boris Yeltsin better.
Summary: MOSCOW (Cihan ) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has unveiled a monument to his predecessor Boris Yeltsin, praising him for leading the country through the difficult first years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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ENI -- Religious leaders praised Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, who died in April at age 76, for enabling a religious revival.
Boris Yeltsin, Russia's fast post-Soviet president who died April 23, was a "bright politician and political leader" who favored close church-state ties, said Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II of MOSCOW.
Former Premier Sir John Major along with the Duke of York representing the Queen, were attending the funeral of former Russian president Boris Yeltsin today.
FOR all his political achievements, Boris Yeltsin will be remembered by many for his boozing.
THE funeral of former President Boris Yeltsin who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia towards a market economy - will take place tomorrow.
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Putin, who was named prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin just three weeks before the bombings began, expertly played up the incidents to stir public outrage in favor of retaliation against Chechnya.
Russia has muddled from shoe-banging grumps like Nikita Khrushchev in the time of the Soviet Union to perestroika and the oft-imbibing Boris Yeltsin.
If Putin believes that the dissolution of the Soviet Union into fifteen independent states represents the "greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century," then it follows that Putin might well believe he should do something to repair the loss occasioned by his predecessors Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev.