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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.
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(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)
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(ˈyɛlt sɪn)
Boris Nikolayevich, born 1931, Russian political leader: president 1991–99.
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Gorbachev faltered and Boris Yeltsin won power in 1991 as the champion of true democratisation, only to see his democratic efforts undone by Vladimir Putin after he assumed the Russian presidency in 2000.
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Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin was laid to rest in Moscow's Novodevichye Cemetery on April 25, as world leaders--past and present--bid a solemn farewell.
Editor's Note: The death of former Boris Yeltsin on April 23 brought to mind an appreciation of his political career that we first published in February, 2000, shortly after his resignation as President of Russia.