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  • Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich 1931-2007. Russian politician who was elected president of the republic of Russia in 1991. He was reelected to the position in 1996.

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  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.


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Transliteration of Russian Ельцин (Yél’cin).


  • Nevertheless, President Clinton paid tribute to what he called Yeltsin's historic tenure.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Millennium 2000: Yeltsin Resignation Comes at Time of Tension with U.S.; Elliot Richardson Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage - January 1, 2000

  • Putin's next target, the flamboyant Boris Berezovsky, who had served in Yeltsin's administration and actively assisted in Putin's rise, fled the country rather than face a likely embezzlement charge.

    The Accidental Autocrat

  • There were rumors and more rumors; the media were biased in Yeltsin's favor and could not be fully trusted.

    Russia Is Finished

  • Second, with respect to the danger of stagnation and reversal of ongoing arms-reduction processes, the immediate exercise of forceful leadership by President Clinton and President Yeltsin is called for in order to bring about the ratification, by the U.S. Senate and the Russian Duma, of both the START 2 agreement and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    Pugwash Conferences - Nobel Lecture

  • Boris Yeltsin is actually a reformer, and someone who believes in democracy and democratic values to some extent.

    Standing Firm

  • Indeed, Hollywood action movies were more accurate at depicting how power was wielded in Yeltsin’s Russia than the prestige press or the Harvard Economics Dept., which saw it as a high-minded ideological struggle between free-market “reformers” and ex-Communist “conservatives.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Predictions I Hope Come True

  • I am interested in this stuff, Yeltsin is history, but there may come a time when I’d prefer more news about Alberto Gonzales, and I definitely want to hear anything they have on the Internet or Macintosh, or the impeachment of President Bush.

    Scripting News for 4/23/2007 « Scripting News Annex

  • If the idea of Yeltsin as a diplomat hosting soirees at Kensington Palace Gardens seems far-fetched, Gorbachev's assessment of what went wrong 20 years ago – and what has gone wrong since – is more realistic.

    Mikhail Gorbachev: I was too soft on Yeltsin

  • Deputy Foreign Minister Vitaly Churkin, who brokered the agreement, called Yeltsin's move "a brilliant idea" for solving the Bosnian crisis.

    Counting Down

  • The west tends call Yeltsin a democrat & Putin a dictator even though Yeltsin sent tanks against the Parliament.

    Boris Yeltsin Remembered


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