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Boris Yeltsin

1931 - 2007

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Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (Russian: Борис Николаевич Ельцин, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈla(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] (listen); 1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician who served as the first president of Russia from 1991 to 1999. He was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1990. He later stood as a political independent, during which time he was viewed as being ideologically aligned with liberalism and Russian nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Yeltsin has received more than 10,766,762 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Boris Yeltsin is the 52nd most popular politician (up from 93rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Russia (up from 18th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Politician.

Boris Yeltsin was the first president of Russia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was in office from 1991 to 1999. Yeltsin is most famous for his decision to dissolve the Soviet Union and for his leadership in the first Chechen War.

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Among politicians, Boris Yeltsin ranks 52 out of 15,577Before him are Nero, Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, and Saddam Hussein. After him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Nikita Khrushchev, Marcus Aurelius, Fidel Castro, Ahmed I, and Martin Van Buren.

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Among people born in 1931, Boris Yeltsin ranks 2Before him is Mikhail Gorbachev. After him are Rajneesh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Toni Morrison, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Chun Doo-hwan, Monica Vitti, Desmond Tutu, Philip Kotler, and Robert Duvall. Among people deceased in 2007, Boris Yeltsin ranks 1After him are Ingmar Bergman, Luciano Pavarotti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Jean Baudrillard, Marcel Marceau, Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, and Paul Tibbets.

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Among people born in Russia, Boris Yeltsin ranks 10 out of 3,262Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), and Peter the Great (1672). After him are Anton Chekhov (1860), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Grigori Rasputin (1869).


Among politicians born in Russia, Boris Yeltsin ranks 5Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), and Peter the Great (1672). After him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).