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Boris Yeltsin

Soviet and Russian politician, First President of Russia

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Boris Yeltsin: Soviet and Russian politician, First President of Russia
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Soviet and Russian politician who served as the first President of the Russian Federation from 1991 to 1999. A member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1990, he later stood as a political independent, during which time he was ideologically aligned with liberalism and Russian nationalism.

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Timeline: Vladimir Putin - 20 tumultuous years as Russian President or PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin was appointed acting prime minister on Aug. 9 1999 by then president Boris Yeltsin. He has been in office as president or prime minister ever since, a period spanning..
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Putin marks 20 years in power amid backdrop of unrest and protests against his rule

Twenty years ago on Friday, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, then a relatively unknown security services chief with scant..
France 24 - Published

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Vladimir Putin has dominated Russia for 20 years. Will he ever step down?

vladimir putin has dominated russia for 20 years. will he ever step down?
Moscow (CNN)On August 9, 1999, Russian history changed forever. Then-President Boris Yeltsin named Vladimir Putin, his former head of domestic intelligence, as acting prime minister. It seemed likely..
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Putin’s 20 years on global stage

putin’s 20 years on global stage
MOSCOW — Twenty years ago on Friday, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, then a relatively unknown security services chief with..
WorldNews - Published

Today in History for July 12

Highlights of this day in history: Julius Caesar born; Walter Mondale taps Geraldine Ferraro as the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the White House; Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet..
USATODAY.com - Published

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