Monday, April 23, 2007

Boris Yeltsin is dead

According to the BBC here Boris Yeltsin, former and indeed first president of Russia died at the age of 76 today.

The most memorable moment of his career was when he prevented a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev. However many people suffered during the economic reforms of the 1990's and he left office being despised in his own country. Such is the fate of world famous leaders.

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