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Boris Yeltsin

Read through the most famous quotes from Boris Yeltsin

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.

— Boris Yeltsin

#brightly #brilliant #burn #burns #end

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.

— Boris Yeltsin

#appreciate #freedom #gone #like #notice

I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.

— Boris Yeltsin

#crisis #current #draw #emotions #everyone

A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.

— Boris Yeltsin

#bloody #civilian #country #moscow #other

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.

— Boris Yeltsin

#another #calls #defending #even #freedoms

I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that.

— Boris Yeltsin

#ask #bandits #chechen #everyone #here

International terrorism is throwing down a challenge, and not just to Russia.

— Boris Yeltsin

#down #international #international terrorism #just #russia

Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.

— Boris Yeltsin

#communism #idea #just #pie #sky

One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now, for the first time, I can tell you that you are a disaster.

— Boris Yeltsin

#bill clinton #clinton #could #disaster #first

Russia also declared its independence. This was approved by the Supreme Soviet, and you know and remember that there was the Declaration on the Independence of Russia.

— Boris Yeltsin

#approved #declaration #declared #independence #know

About Boris Yeltsin

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On 15 May 1999 Yeltsin survived another attempt of impeachment this time by the democratic and communist opposition in the State Duma. To begin these reforms he immediately began gathering in Moscow a younger and more energetic governing team of Communist Party members. It seems he has for a minute for a second for half a minute forgotten that Russia has a full arsenal of nuclear weapons.

He vowed to transform Russia's socialist command economy into a free market economy and implemented economic shock therapy price liberalization and privatization programs. 5% of voters in favour. On 12 June 1991 he was elected by popular vote to the newly created post of President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (SFSR) at that time one of the 15 constituent republics of the Soviet Union.

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