Boris Yeltsin Biography

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a 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. On 29 May 1990 he was elected the chairman of the Russian Supreme Soviet. On 12 June 1991 he was elected by popular vote to the newly created post of President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, at that time one of the 15 constituent republics of the Soviet Union. Upon the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev and the final dissolution of the Soviet Union on 25 December 1991, Yeltsin remained in office as the President of the Russian Federation, the USSR's successor state. Yeltsin was reelected in the 1996 election; in the second round he defeated Gennady Zyuganov from the revived Communist Party by a margin of 13%. However, Yeltsin never recovered his early popularity after a series of economic and political crises in Russia in the 1990s. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Boris Yeltsin
Nationality:
Russia
Profession:
Politician
Religion:
Atheism, Russian Orthodox Church
Date of Birth:
February 1, 1931
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
April 23, 2007
Age at Death:
76
Cause of Death:
Heart failure, Cardiovascular disease
Marriages
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