10 Facts about Boris Yeltsin

Sunday, August 9th 2015. | Politics

Facts about Boris Yeltsin present the information about the first president of Russian federation as well as a Russian politician. He was born on 1 February 1931 and passed away on 23 April 2007. At first, he stated that he supported Mikhail Gorbachev. But then he became the most powerful political opponent of Gorbachev. Let’s find out more interesting facts about Yeltsin below:

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 1: an antiestablishment figure

Yeltsin was known as an antiestablishment figure for he issued a letter of resignation in protest to Politburo in the end of 1987. He joined Politburo in the late 1980s. He was considered as the first man who resigned from Politburo. Therefore, he was called as a rebel. However, it made him popular.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 2: Russian Supreme Soviet

Yeltsin took the position as the Russian Supreme Soviet chairman on 29 May 1990.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin

Facts about Boris Yeltsin

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 3: RSFSR

RSFSR stands for Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Yeltsin took the place as the President of RSFSR after he won the election on 12 June 1991.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 4: his position as a president

He still became the president when RSFSR transformed into a sovereign state of Russian Federation. It was after Soviet Union Soviet Union ended and Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from his position.

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 5: the next election

In 1996, he won another election as the president of RSFSR. His contender was from Communist Party named Gennady Zyuganov in the 2nd round.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 6: the popularity

The popularity of Yeltsin actually was reduced after the critics talked about the pervasive corruption in his government. In 1990s, Russia had the crises in term of politics and economy which made his popularity never recovered. Check Boris Johnson facts here.

Boris Yeltsin Facts

Boris Yeltsin Facts

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 7: his vow

When he became the president, he promised that he would apply nationwide privatization, price liberalization, capitalist market economy, and economic shock therapy.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 8: the impact

The implementation of the sudden economy made the national property owned by oligarchs.

Boris Yeltsin Pic

Boris Yeltsin Pic

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 9: the confrontation and uprising

Due to his unpopular views and acts, many people protested his government.  There was an armed uprising which protested Yeltsin in October 1993. Get facts about Bob Hawke here.

Facts about Boris Yeltsin 10: the resignation

Finally, Yeltsin decided to resign from his presidency on 31 December 1999.  He left the office and gave it to Vladimir Putin.

Boris Yeltsin Russia

Boris Yeltsin Russia

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