Boris Yeltsin
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Boris Yeltsin

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Birthday
1, 1931
Birthplace
Butka, Russia
Death Date
Apr 23, 2007 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1931
Birthplace
Butka, Russia
Death Date
Apr 23, 2007 (76)

About

The first President of Russia from 1990 to 1999, who took control after the fall of the Soviet Union. His tenure was marked by widespread corruption, inflation, and economic hardships for his country. .

Before Fame

He enjoyed skiing, boxing and gymnastics.

Trivia

On December 31st 1999 he went on television and, in a surprise announcement, resigned from office and apologized to the Russian people for the mistakes he had made.

Family Life

He married Naina Yeltsina in 1956, and the couple have two daughters together.

Associated With

He was Russia's President for nine years until 2000 when Vladimir Putin was named as his successor.