Quotes by Boris Yeltsin

About Boris Yeltsin:

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was a Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents. During the late 1980s, Yeltsin had been a member of the Politburo, and in late 1987 tendered a letter of resignation in protest. No one had resigned from the Politburo before. This act branded Yeltsin as a rebel and led to his rise in popularity as an anti-establishment figure.

Author Bio

  • NameBoris Yeltsin
  • Description1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR
  • BornFebruary 1, 1931
  • DiedApril 23, 2007
  • CountryRussia
  • ProfessionEngineer; Politician
  • AwardsOrder Of Lenin; Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour; Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour; Order Of The Badge Of Honour; Medal "In Commemoration Of The 1000th Anniversary Of Kazan"; Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration Of The 100th Anniversary Since The Birth Of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"; Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years Of Victory In The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"; Jubilee Medal "60 Years Of The Armed Forces Of The USSR"; Olympic Order; Order For Services To The Fatherland 1st Degree