Russia for the longest time had been a Social Communist country… But that all changed as of June 1991 when the people of Russia, democratically elected, Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin as president of Russia.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
- Boris Yeltsin – Wikipedia
Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka, Talitsky District, Sverdlovsk, USSR, on 1 February 1931. In 1932 after the state took away the entire harvest from the recently collectivised Butka peasants, the Yeltsin family moved as far away as they could, to Kazan, more than 1,100 kilometres from Butka, where Boris’ father, Nikolai, found work on a construction site.
- Boris Yeltsin – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com
Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007) served as the president of Russia from 1991 until 1999. Though a Communist Party member for much of his life, he eventually came to believe in both democratic and free market reforms, and played an instrumental role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Boris Yeltsin | president of Russia | Britannica.com
Boris Yeltsin, in full Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (born February 1, 1931, Sverdlovsk [now Yekaterinburg], Russia, U.S.S.R.—died April 23, 2007, Moscow, Russia),
- Boris Yeltsin – President (non-U.S.) – Biography.com
Boris Yeltsin was the first freely elected President of Russia. He voluntarily resigned from the post after nine years, leaving the job to Putin
- Boris N. Yeltsin, Reformer Who Broke Up the U.S.S.R., Dies at 76 …
Boris N. Yeltsin, the burly provincial politician who became a Soviet-era reformer and later a towering figure of his time as the first freely elected leader of Russia, presiding over the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the demise of the Communist Party, died yesterday in Moscow. He was 76.