Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Presidents


Russian politician and reformer

 

first secretary of Moscow Communist Party Committee 1985-1987

 

removed from office after criticizing Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika

 

member of Soviet Politburo 1986-1988

 

chairman of Russian Supreme Soviet 1990-1991

 

at 28th Communist Party Congress, resigned from Communist Party 1990

 

last president of Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic 1991

 

prime minister of Russia 1991-1992

 

1st post-Soviet president of Russia 1991-1999

 

with George Bush, signed Start II arms limitation treaty 1993

 

survived anti-Yeltsin putsch led by Alexander Rutskoi and Ruslan Khasbulatov 1993

 

endorsed formation of Our Home Is Russia party 1995

 

dismissed Viktor Chernomyrdin's government 1998, naming Sergei Kiriyenko as prime minister, but reappointed Chernomyrdin five months later on interim basis until replaced by Yevgeny Primakov

 

dismissed Primakov in favor of Sergei Stepashin 1999

 

survived parliamentary votes on five counts of impeachment 1999

 

resigned presidency in favor of Vladimir Putin 1999

 

wrote autobiography "Against the Grain" 1990 (also "Ispoved na zadannuyu temu", "Confession on an Assigned Theme"), memoir "The Struggle for Russia" 1994 (also "Zapeski presidenti" 1993, "Notes of the President")

 

 

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