In December he met the leaders of Byelorussia and Ukraine at a hunting lodge in a forest near the Polish border, where they formally announced the Soviet Union was dead.
However, popular dissatisfaction with the regime was very strong, and these attempts to smear Yeltsin only added to his popularity. Gorbachev, meanwhile, kept silent for 10 days, apparently unwilling to confront the hardliners in the KGB and the military. Economic relations between the former Soviet republics were severely compromised.
Yeltsin presided over Russia's first decade of post-communism. Yeltsin's excessive drinking on foreign trips became an increasing embarrassment both for Russians and his western hosts.
The Russian parliament ratified the document by a large majority: Yeltsin's legacy on the economic front looked in tatters.
In the economy for the first time began to register a mild upswing, but it was based largely on massive loans from the International Monetary Fund and a budget deficit financed by the sale of government bonds with absurdly high rates of interest.
According to him, it was a necessary step, since a significant part of the "transmission" of weapons have been seized, and take the rest there was no way due to the lack of soldiers and trains.
Likewise, Clinton could do little but protest five months later as Russia began a massive bombing campaign in the Second Chechen War.
Medvedev was born on the 14th of September, in Leningrad, today known as Saint Petersburg. Inthe Kaliningrad region has been allocated million rubles to His prime minister now Dmitry Medvedev.
Homelessness and poverty increased as the government failed to pay pensions or the wages of workers in the state sector. Russian presidential election, The Presidential elections were held in Russia on June 16,with a second round on July 3.
The four together create an extraordinary record for a man who was virtually unknown in Russia, let alone abroad, until the age of On December 21 the majority of the union republics joined to the Commonwealth after they signed the Alma-Ata Declarations and the Protocol to the Agreement on the establishment of the CIS.
Slowly and painfully pondered over it. S were further strained.Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, was born on February 1 st, in Butka Village in Yekaterinburg, also known as Sverdlovsk Oblast, to a peasant family.
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Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin makes a toast at an awards ceremony in Moscow in Photograph: Sergey Chirikov/EPA Boris Yeltsin, who has died. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (Russian: Within a few years of his presidency, many of Yeltsin's initial supporters had started to criticize his leadership, Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka, Talitsky District, Sverdlovsk, USSR, on 1 FebruaryDownload