Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin was born in February 1, 1931. He died in April 23 in 2007. Boris was the 1st democracy president in Russia. He was president from 1991 to 1999.

Early life

Boris was born in Butka a small village in in Ural mountains. In 1937 Boris moved to Berezniki(The Factory Town) . When Boris was little he lost 2 fingers because he was playing with a hand grenade. In 1947 he joined Urals Polytechnic Institute. Then he went to a volleyball game and met his future wife there. In 1968 he joined Sverdlovsk's provincial party committee. In 1976-85 Gorbachev summoned him to Moscow.

Political comeback

!989 Yeltsin won the election to a newly formed soviet parliament by 90%.

!991 he ran for president and won by 59%.

!991 he rose even more he got on top of a tank denounce a coup against his rival Gorbachev .

1999 he asked for forgiveness to the Russian people for past mistakes and resignation and handed over his presidency to Vladimir Putin.