“I think my father would have been very unhappy with what Yeltsin decided to do,” Khrushchev said.
Indeed, Yeltsin himself rose to the presidency from the Moscow city hall.
This is not just the corruption of the Yeltsin years but also the hope for a better and more honest future.
The early reviews have focused on the sitcom moments—like Yeltsin in his underwear, hailing a cab in search of pizza.
We literally used to schedule calls early as possible in the day because the chances of Yeltsin being sober were better.
Yeltsin may have made Russia free, but it was Berezovsky who made it for sale.
Yeltsin won 53.8 to 40.3 percent, a victory ensured by ample resources over his underfunded communist challenger.
But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’