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  Boris Yeltsin
Yeltsin sharply criticized the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the CPSU for slow pace of reforms at the October, 1987, plenary meeting of the Central Committee.
Boris Yeltsin stressed the importance of "developing the market and bringing down the social cost of this process" in his annual state of the nation address to the parliament on February 23.
Yeltsin's new security czar, Alexander Lebed, who had campaigned for president on an anti-crime and anti-corruption platform before accepting his position in the government, told the journalists he was not interested in "the murky case".
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  Boris Yeltsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boris Yeltsin was born to a peasant family in Butka village, Talitsa district, Sverdlovsk region.
Yeltsin's decree stipulated the transitional period until the election of the new parliament, the State Duma and the referendum on the new Constitution.
Yeltsin continued as President of Russia until December 31, 1999, but the events of 1991 proved to be something of a high-water mark for him historically and personally.
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 Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Boris Yeltsin, seen here with US president Bill Clinton in 1994, came to power as Russian president in 1990.
Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin waves from the Russian Parliament in Moscow to demonstrators protesting against the overthrow of Mikhail Gorbachev, 20 August 1991.
Yeltsin was re-elected in March 1989 with an 89% share of the vote, defeating an official Communist Party candidate, and was elected to the Supreme Soviet in May 1989.
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 Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The president's news conference with President Boris Yeltsin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland.
In 1990, Yeltsin was elected to the Russian Republic's Supreme Soviet, was elected Russian president by that body, and resigned from the Communist party.
In June, 1996, Yeltsin again ran for the presidency against a number of other candidates and won the first round, garnering 35% of the vote to Communist Gennady Zyuganov 's 32%; Yeltsin won the runoff election held in July.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Boris Yeltsin
Yeltsin was not exiled or imprisoned as once would have been the consequence, but demoted to the position of First Deputy Commissioner for the State Committee for Construction.
In November 1991, Yeltsin issued a decree banning the Communist Party of the Soviet Union throughout the RSFSR.
The conflict that resulted in a number of civilian casualties was resolved in Yeltsin's favor and elections were held on December 12, 1993.
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 PWHCE Who's Who of Russia - Tribute: The Talented Mr Boris Yeltsin
Consequently Yeltsin's capacity to enact reform was constricted by the absence of a strong civil society and Russia's lack of a democratic society.
Yeltsin's subsequent travails were often portrayed as a type of poetic justice that was his due for having destroyed the Soviet system and to imply that Russia's break with communism had been a mistake.
From Yeltsin's perspective Primakov's tenure as Prime Minister was a positive one in that it facilitated a degree of co-operation between the executive and legislature which enabled Russia to avoid a catastrophic financial collapse and to rein in Russia's tycoons.
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 My Way News - Former Russian Leader Boris Yeltsin Dies
Yeltsin was a contradictory figure, rocketing to popularity in the Communist era on pledges to fight corruption - but proving unable, or unwilling, to prevent the looting of state industry as it moved into private hands during his nine years as Russia's first freely elected president.
Yeltsin was a master of Kremlin intrigues, and preferred the chess game of politics to the detail work of solving economic and social problems.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was born Feb. 1, 1931, into a peasant family in the Ural Mountains' Sverdlovsk region.
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 Boris Yeltsin information - Search.com
Boris Yeltsin was born to a peasant family in Butka village, Talitsa district, Sverdlovsk region.
Yeltsin's decree stipulated the transitional period until the election of the new parliament, the State Duma and the referendum on the new Constitution.
Yeltsin continued as President of Russia until December 31, 1999, but the events of 1991 proved to be something of a high-water mark for him historically and personally.
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 Boris N. Yeltsin, the father of Russian democracy, dies at 76 - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe
Yeltsin was soon back in the capital, elected in a landslide to be a member of the first Soviet parliament in which voters were allowed to choose among candidates.
Yeltsin began a two-year campaign that saw him quit the Communist Party and eventually rise to become Gorbachev’s main rival as the democratically elected leader of the Russian republic within the Soviet Union.
Yeltsin, whose reputation as a heavy drinker and penchant for breaches of protocol contrasted with the urbane, staid Gorbachev.
www.boston.com /news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/04/boris_n_yeltsin.html   (764 words)

  
 Moon | Boris Yeltsin Enters the History Books (I)
Yeltsin, at great personal risk stood openly on an army tank in defiance of the coup and declared that Russia would never return to a neo-Stalinist system; from that moment on Gorbachev and the Communist Party were in power in name only.
Yeltsin’s popularity at the time was beyond imagination: he had vanquished communism to its its own ash bin of history and he had done so without bloodshed.
Yeltsin’s troubles would begin almost immediately, however, as he had to transform himself from the most visible and vocal leader of a righteous rebellion to the president of a huge nation in the midst of its own redefinition.
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 Yeltsin
Boris Nikolayevitch Yeltsin was born Feb. 1, 1931, in the village of Butko, in Russia's Sverdlovsk Province.
Yeltsin not only mingled with the city's populace, its commuters, workers and shoppers, he also confronted the established bureaucracy, as well as the town's retail merchants, with his brusque attacks on their inefficiencies and corrupt practices.
Yeltsin regards the amnesties of the August 1991 coup plotters and of the October 1993 parliamentary rebels as a public betrayal of his position and judgment.
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 michael specter--review--midnight diaries
Yeltsin's resignation came as a genuine shock, and he says in this book that he did it because ''the new century must begin with a new political era.'' An honorable gesture and possibly even a true statement.
Yeltsin also writes, however, that ''it was important not to have any slip-ups or leaks.'' And he leaves no doubt about what would have happened if his surprise had been ruined.
In this book, Yeltsin says accusations about his drinking were overblown, but he acknowledges that alcohol was ''the only means'' at his disposal to get rid of stress quickly.
www.michaelspecter.com /times/2000/2000_11_26_rev_yeltsin.html   (1483 words)

  
 Former Russian leader Yeltsin dead - CNN.com
One of the images most associated with Yeltsin is that of him sitting on a tank during the raucous street rallies that marked the coup attempt.
Yeltsin favored privatization but sweeping corruption put the vast majority of wealth in the hands of a few individuals who "wielded enormous political power." Chance said this upset and angered many Russians who were left with nothing.
Yeltsin had a darker side as well that included embarrassing incidents in which he appeared to be drunk.
www.cnn.com /2007/WORLD/europe/04/23/russia.yeltsin/index.html   (949 words)

  
 Business oligarch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During Yeltsin's presidency, oligarchs became increasingly influential in politics and played a significant role in financing the re-election of Yeltsin in 1996.
Vladimir Gusinsky (MediaMost) and Boris Berezovsky were both effectively exiled, and the most prominent, Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Yukos oil), was arrested in October 2003, sentenced to 8 years, and (as of 7/05) is in jail, with his company trying desperately to protect itself from being dismantled.
Their defenders (often associated with Chubais's party—the Union of Right Forces) argue the companies they acquired were not highly valued at the time because they were still run on Soviet principles, with non-existent stock controls, huge payrolls, no financial reporting and scant regard for profit.
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 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: Y :: Yeltsin, Boris
Mr Yeltsin soon became dissatisfied with the pace of perestroika, or restructuring.
Boris Yeltsin's finest moment came during the August 1991 coup by communist hard-liners.
On December 31, 1999, Mr Yeltsin asked a national TV audience for their forgiveness and apologises for his mistakes in a resignation speech that surprised the world's media and concluded his eight years as Russia's president.
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 Boris Yeltsin
The reform was soon in jeopardy because of Yeltsin's own economic incompetence and destructive activities of pro-inflation forces.In November, 1992, President Yeltsin appointed the most influential pro-inflationist, former Head of the Central Bank of the USSR Viktor Gerashchenko, Head of the Central Bank of Russia.
Yeltsin had hardly set foot on dry land when he was confronted by a banner reading ``Stop the genocide in Chechnya.'' It soon became clear that this final stop on a meet-the-people tour of Russia would not be easy.
Yeltsin, 65, made similar gestures on previous campaign stops further up the river in the towns of Volgograd, Akhtubinsk and Kapustin Yar where he said he had signed a decree earlier this week on support for the military-industrial complex.
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 Boris Yeltsin - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Boris Yeltsin once gave up control of Russia to a random flock of geese.
Yeltsin is also known for his Flaming Fist of Liberty, with which he single-fistedly defied the Communist Party of Russia.
The phenomenon of Yeltsin's flaming fist is caused by the air friction against the rapid acceleration by the fist, fueled by excess vodka shed through his pores, resulting in extreme heat equaling that of an outsize solar flare.
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 My Way News - Former Russian President Yeltsin Dies
Yeltsin damaged his democratic credentials by using force to solve political disputes, though he claimed his actions were necessary to keep the country together.
In the course of the Yeltsin era, per capita income fell about 75 percent, and the nation's population fell by more than 2 million, due largely to the steep decline in public health.
Yeltsin's increasing frailty seemed to reflect the declining fortunes of the country he led.
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 Former Russian leader Yeltsin dead at 76 - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yeltsin was a contradictory figure, rocketing to popularity in the Communist era on pledges to fight corruption -- but proving unable, or unwilling, to prevent the looting of state industry as it moved into private hands during his nine years in power.
Yeltsin amassed as much power as possible in his office -- then gave it all up in a dramatic New Year's address at the end of 1999.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was born February 1, 1931, into a peasant family in the Ural Mountains' Sverdlovsk region.
www.cnn.com /2007/WORLD/europe/04/23/russia.yeltsin.ap/index.html   (2382 words)

  
 Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin Speak out Against Putin’s Reforms - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Boris Yeltsin’s statement is viewed as a surprise move by many observers in Moscow.
Recently Boris Berezovsky, an exiled tycoon, renowned for his criticism of the Kremlin and Putin, published an open letter to Russia’s first president, urging him to speak up and reminding him of his responsibility for the establishment of Russian constitutional democracy.
Yeltsin makes no mention of Berezovsky in his statement, but some observers are linking his decision to break his silence with the exiled oligarch’s request.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/09/16/exleaders.shtml   (783 words)

  
 Boris Yeltsin's Life and Career | Timeline
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin is born to parents Nikolai and Klavdia in the village of Butka in the Sverdlovsk Region, an industrial center in the Ural Mountain region of Russia.
The decision is a disaster for Yeltsin as the campaign would drag on for more than two years and lead to the deaths of thousands of Russian citizens.
Yeltsin asks a national TV audience for their forgiveness and apologizes for his mistakes in a resignation speech that surprises the world's media and concludes his eight years as Russia's president.
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 Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin — Infoplease.com
Yeltsin began working full-time for the Communist Party in 1968, was appointed secretary of Sverdlovsk in 1976, and received induction into the Central Committee in 1981.
Dedicated to reform, Yeltsin's sharp critique of conservatives and his claims that Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika policies were insufficient forced him to resign and assume the trivial post of Deputy Minister for Construction.
In a futile attempt to stem the tide, President Boris Yeltsin dismissed his entire government twice over the course of 1998, and by the end of the year was facing an impeachment vote.
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 International tributes abound for 'historic figure' Yeltsin, dead at 76
Yeltsin created a private sector and opened up the country to private investment, but failed to prevent the looting of state industry as it moved into private hands.
Yeltsin stood on top of a tank outside the Russian parliament, a day after Gorbachev was arrested at his vacation home in the Crimea. Saying the attempted coup was unconstitutional, he called for a general strike and peaceful protests.
Yeltsin was born to a poor peasant family in the Ural mountains and studied engineering and worked as a construction manager before joining the Communist party.
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 YELTSIN'S FAREWELL: Review of Boris Yeltsin's MIDNIGHT DIARIES by GWENDOLYN STEWART, Boston GLOBE, March 4, 2001
But Yeltsin's position was weakened by his further illnesses, a Russian economic default and devaluation, and the scandals that seemed to be drawing nearer to his own family, tempting other ''political heavyweights'' to jump in.
In the end, Yeltsin is persuaded that he has found in Putin the young, energetic, intellectual, democratic successor with a ''steel backbone'' that he had been seeking, and found him himself.
Yeltsin explicitly acknowledges his decision to sacrifice half a year of his own term to shorten the campaign by 10 weeks.
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