President of the Russian republic who criticized the slow pace of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms. In 1991, he successfully led the opposition to an attempted coup by communist hard-liners and became the most powerful person in the former Soviet Union. As president, Yeltsin led the Russian republic in its difficult and often chaotic struggle to move away from centralized economic planning, but he was plagued by poor health, conservative opposition, and a lagging economy. He was succeeded by Vladimir Putin.
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Twenty years ago, on December 11th, Chechens heard that Russian President Boris Yeltsin had deployed tanks against them.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday, two senior Kremlin officials, Vladimir Avdeyenko and Boris Rapoport, quit their jobs.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each Soofa has a proper name – the one on Boston Common is called Boris.
“My esteemed mentor, Boris Fruman, showed us 100 slides of stills from films,” says Granik.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director|Marlow Stern|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British establishment was furious, and it was the irascible Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who lead the fight-back.
You are found in the library engaged in a bold flirtation with her Highness's son, Prince Boris.
Prince Boris stammered something, but the cruel light of triumph in his eyes belied his words.
For the man strolling directly towards the fountain was Prince Boris Mazaroff!
With youthful appetite Boris devoured coffee, tea, cakes and bread, his aunt watching all the while.
Boris's aunt had only just begun to give him an idea of her methods of conducting the estate when he began to yawn.