Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin
Борис Ельцин
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1st President of the Russian Federation
In office
July 10, 1991 – December 31, 1999
Preceded byNone (Sworn in as president after Soviet Union Leader Mikhail Gorbachev)
Succeeded byVladimir Putin
Personal details
BornFebruary 1, 1931
Butka, Sverdlovsk,
Soviet Union
DiedApril 23, 2007(2007-04-23) (aged 76)[1]
Moscow, Russia
NationalityRussian
Spouse(s)Naina Yeltsina

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (About this sound listen ; Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцинRussian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин; February 1, 1931 - April 23, 2007) was the first President of Russia and the country's first elected leader. He served from 1991 to 1999.[2]

Early life

Yeltsin was born in a small village near the Ural Mountains on February 1, 1931.[3] As a boy, he lost two fingers from his left hand after he and his friends played with grenades they had stolen from an army store. Yeltsin worked as a builder, then joined the Communist Party in 1961. He was the leader of the city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) during the 1970s. One of the things he did was demolish the building where Nicholas II and his family were shot.

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Кыргызча: Борис Ельцин
latviešu: Boriss Jeļcins
lietuvių: Borisas Jelcinas
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polski: Borys Jelcyn
português: Boris Iéltsin
română: Boris Elțîn
Runa Simi: Boris Yeltsin
sicilianu: Boris Eltsin
slovenščina: Boris Jelcin
ślůnski: Boris Jelcin
српски / srpski: Борис Јељцин
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Boris Jeljcin
svenska: Boris Jeltsin
татарча/tatarça: Борис Ельцин
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žemaitėška: Borisos Jelcins