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Boris Yeltsin


The first Leader of Russia from 1990 to 1999, who took control following the fall from the Soviet Union. His tenure was proclaimed by widespread problem, inflation, and financial hardships for his nation. . He enjoyed snow skiing, boxing and gymnastics. On Dec 31st 1999 he continued television and, within a shock announcement, resigned from workplace and apologized towards the Russian people for the errors he had produced. He wedded Naina Yeltsina in 1956, as well as the couple have got two daughters jointly. He was Russia’s Leader for nine years until 2000 when Vladimir Putin was called as his successor.

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Full Name Boris Yeltsin
Date Of Birth February 1, 1931
Died April 23, 2007, Moscow, Russia
Place Of Birth Butka, Russia
Height 1.87 m
Profession World Leader
Education Ural State Technical University, Pushkin High School
Nationality Russian
Spouse Naina Yeltsina
Children Tatyana Yumasheva, Elena Borisovna Okulova
Parents Klavdiya Vasilyevna Yeltsina, Nikolai Yeltsin
Siblings Valya Yeltsina, Mikhail Yeltsin
Star Sign Aquarius

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1When he was 3, his father was imprisoned under Joseph Stalin's purges. His alleged crime was owning property before the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. He sentenced to hard labor in GULAG for three years.
2Underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery in November 1996.
3Stunned the nation when he announced his resignation on New Year's Eve 1999, without advance notice.
4Stood atop a tank to show resistance to the Communist coup in August 1991.
5Received his education in Engineering.
6He lost his thumb and index finger while playing with a stolen grenade as a young child.
7First freely-elected leader of Russia.
8Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
9Received a World Record personal majority (determined by the winning margin in number of votes) as the people's deputy candidate for Moscow in the Soviet parliamentary elections on 26 March 1989: he received 5,118,745 votes out of 5,722,937, when his closest rival received 392,633. Yeltsin won by a margin of 4,726,112 votes.
10Was hospitalized 16 times during his presidency.
11President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 31 December 1999.



New Day2015TV SeriesHimself - Former Russian President
Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya.2006DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Former President, Russia (segment "Boris Yeltsin")
A-studio1997TV SeriesHimself
JAG1996TV SeriesHimself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Death of Yugoslavia1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elokuun vallankumous1991TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Boris Jeltsin)
Primer intonatsii1991DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A debat1990TV SeriesHimself
Sovetskaya elegiya1989ShortHimself

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Archive Footage

Le temps d'une tempête2016ShortHimself
Spise med Price2010-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President of the Russian Federation
CNN NewsCenter2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President
Frontline2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Forecaster2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hört die Signale2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ich, Putin - Ein Portrait2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Putin, Russia and the West2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Russian President
Khodorkovsky2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mannerheim - Jörn Donnerin kertomana2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Special Relationship2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Air Emergency2010TV Series documentaryHimself
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Lamastalgia2010TV SeriesHimself
Yhteinen sävel2009TV Series documentaryHimself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
Kreml, Kaviar und Milliarden - Russlands neue Zaren2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Double Take2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Shock Doctrine2009DocumentaryHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Soviet Story2008DocumentaryHimself
What Lies Beneath2008Video documentary shortHimself
Nova2007TV Series documentaryHimself
National Geographic Presents: Mystery of the Romanovs2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
On n'est pas couché2007TV SeriesHimself
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Room 1012007TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Svoboda po russki2006DocumentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Baltic Storm2003Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Russian President / Himself - Former President, Russia (segment "Boris Yeltsin")
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War2000TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Elvis Gratton II: Miracle à Memphis1999Himself (dances) (uncredited)
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Jackal1997Himself (uncredited)
On the Brink: Doomsday1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The White House1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
UFO Diaries1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Day Today1994TV SeriesHimself
Islamic Fundamentalism & Democracy1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself

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1[resignation speech, 12/31/99] Russia must enter the new millennium with new politicians, with new faces, with new, smart, strong, energetic people. And we who have been in power for many years already, we must go.
2[resignation speech, 12/31/99] I ask forgiveness for not justifying some hopes of those people who believed that at one stroke, in one spurt, we could leap from the gray, stagnant, totalitarian past into the light, rich civilized future. I myself believed in this, that we could overcome everything in one spurt.
3[from his 1994 memoir "The Struggle for Russia"] The debilitating bouts of depression, the grave second thoughts, the insomnia and headaches in the middle of the night, the tears and despair . . . the hurt from people close to me who did not support me at the last minute, who didn't hold up, who deceived me - I have had to bear all of this.

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