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Yeltsin

[yelt-sin]
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  1. Bo·ris Ni·ko·la·ye·vich [bawr-is nik-uh-lahy-uh-vich, bohr‐, bor‐; Russian buh-ryes nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs ˌnɪk əˈlaɪ ə vɪtʃ, ˈboʊr‐, ˈbɒr‐; Russian bʌˈryɛs nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1931–2007, president of the Russian Federation 1991–99.
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  • By sending Chernomyrdin to sort out the Balkan mess, Yeltsin killed a flock of birds with nary a stone.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • They posed a threat not only to Yeltsin's authority – but also to the economic well being of Russia.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


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Yeltsin

noun
  1. Boris (Nicolayevich). 1931–2007, Russian politician: president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1990–91); president of Russia (1991–99)
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