Boris Yeltsin-The First President Russian Federation

Boris Yeltsin
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was born February 1, 1931 - died 23 April 2007 at age 76 years) performed the first to the position of President of the Russian Federation, held in 1991-1999. He was born in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), the Russian Soviet Republic, the Soviet Union and the Russian president during the post-Soviet Union.

Political history

Yeltsin era was a dramatic period in Russian history - a period marked by revolutionary political change, democracy - along with the major political and social issues, one of which is rampant and open corruption.
In the June 1991 Yeltsin came to the throne along with the wave of high expectations for political reform and disillusionment with communist rule.
On June 12 Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic was formed into a federation with 57% of the vote, becoming the first president directly elected in Russian history.
In August 1991, Yeltsin gain international acclaim since he was a brave and as a democrat able to resist the attempted coup by Communist hardliners. This finally brought the collapse of communism but also the destruction of the Soviet Union, but makes Yeltsin as the strongest man in the Kremlin.
Unfortunately, he himself became an autocratic authoritarian and never regained his popularity and he leaves office on December 31, 1999 as a hated person. He was replaced by Vladimir Putin.
He died on 23 April 2007 due to heart failure.

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