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About Boris Yeltsin
He was a Russian politician who is noted to have served as Russia's President as a Soviet between 1991 and 1999. He is also noted to have been an active member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union between 1961 and 1999 but later went politically independent during which he was already imbibing into Russia, nationalism and liberalism.
Right before his unpopular exit from office, Yeltsin’s term became filled with political crises, which ruined his figure as a president. He was also criticized for disbanding the Soviet Union, which gave Russia a rebirth into the representative democracy, therefore, opening doors to new political ideas, economic and cultural freedom.
He was born to father, Nikolai Yeltsin who was a farmer. His mother was Klavdiya Vasil'evna Starygina. His siblings include; Mikhail and Valentina.
Yeltsin got married to Naina Yeltsina in 1956 and they both remained in a marriage that lasted for about 51 years, up until his death in 2007. He gave birth to three children, including his former personal adviser, Tatyana Yumasheva.
He ruled Russia as President for eight years.
He occupied the office of 'Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russia SFSF' beginning from 30th of May, 1990 till 10th of July, 1991.
He blew off his thumb and index finger while playing pranks with a grenade.
He enjoyed swimming in icy water.
He usually started his day with a cold shower all through his life.
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Famous quotes by Boris Yeltsin
A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.Boris Yeltsin
We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.Boris Yeltsin
Boris Yeltsin's Popularity
Boris Yeltsin was a famous Russian politician, 1st President of Russia, who was born on February 1, 1931. As a person born on this date, Boris Yeltsin is listed in our database as the 100th most popular celebrity for the day (February 1) and the 145th most popular for the year (1931).
People born on February 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Boris Yeltsin is the 2621st most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Boris Yeltsin's birthday, Boris Yeltsin is the 173rd most famous Russian.
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