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... the former postmodernist theatre director who was Boris Yeltsin's deputy chief of staff and then Putin's lead strategist. Surkov directs a policy, borrowed from Ilyin, which he calls "centralisation, personification, idealisation". With Surkov's management, "Putin was to offer masculinity as an argument ...
With the formal dissolution of the USSR in 1990, when Boris Yeltsin replaced Mikhail Gorbachev and became head of the newly minted Russian Federation? The historians of the future may engage in a similar debate about when Cold War II started in earnest. Was it in 2014, with the unilateral ...

Russian President Boris Yeltsin finishing his glass of vodka next to President Bill Clinton in 1995 as Russia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. (Credit: Gerard Fouet/AFP/Getty Images). Unfortunately, these nighttime escapades illustrated a larger problem that Yeltsin ...
The Russian State Duma has refused to pass a draft address describing the activities of former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, which led to ... and first Russian President Boris Yeltsin, recognizing these activities as destructive and anti-national," the document read, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
The U.S.-Russia relationship was a bit different back in 2013. Early that year, Springfield-based indie-pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin was invited to a rock-music festival in Ekaterinburg, a city of 1.4 million not far from the birthplace of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. (Yeltsin died ...
When thinking about the years ahead, Mr. Putin, unlike Boris Yeltsin, does not think in terms of a successor but in terms of a successor generation. He envisions a transfer of power from his generation to the "Putin generation," comprising politicians who came of age during, and have been shaped by, ...

And before that, in 1996 there was the mother of all interventions when the US intervened to influence Russia's election in favor its preferred candidate, Boris Yeltsin. Carothers fesses up to that, but fessing up does not mean acquittal. In short, not only has there been a lot of US meddling since the end of the ...
MOSCOW — Parliament speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov backed away from confrontation with Boris Yeltsin today, saying he opposed efforts by some hard-liners to remove the president from office. “I'm not a support of some sort of impeachment,” said Khasbulatov, Yeltsin's chief rival in a power struggle that ...
A newly-published collection of documents shows that Boris Yeltsin was misled by US officials, who told him that the Partnership for Peace was an alternative to NATO expansion when in reality it was the precursor to it. Despite objections from Moscow, Washington quietly pressed on with expansion plans.
In 1997, then-President Boris Yeltsin named Putin his deputy chief of staff, and a year later he was made the chief of the FSB, the post-Soviet successor to the KGB. Shortly thereafter, Yeltsin appointed Putin to be his prime minister. Putin managed to take this post despite both Yeltsin's rivals and loyalists ...
Before being named President Boris Yeltsin's prime minister in August 1999, he had been head of the Federal Security Service, one of the KGB's successor agencies, which inherently is not a high-visibility position. Many observers pegged him as a gray mediocrity at the time, laughingly suggesting that his ...
As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia's leader in the 21st century, he's been the epitome of both traits ...
Declassified documents from U.S. and Russian archives show that U.S. officials led Russian President Boris Yeltsin to believe in 1993 that the Partnership for Peace was the alternative to NATO expansion, rather than a precursor to it, while simultaneously planning for expansion after Yeltsin's re-election ...
While Russia asserts itself in regions around the world, internally Vladimir Putin's regime is weak. It is forced to use increasingly vicious methods at home and abroad in order to maintain itself in power. Putin inherited an authoritarian regime from Boris Yeltsin but made it tougher. The Kremlin gained control ... United States Elections
The oligarchs had “privatized” the formerly state-owned economy into their own pockets (with a little help from the local mafia), and they had co-opted President Boris Yeltsin as their front-man. Freely elected and once popular for his dramatic defence of democracy in the attempted Communist come-back ... United States Elections
For much of the nineteen-nineties, he was the favorite to succeed Boris Yeltsin as President. As the Yeltsin Presidency unravelled, Nemtsov fell out of favor, and an entirely different successor, the secret-police chief Vladimir Putin, emerged. Within a few years, Nemtsov had lost his seat in parliament along with many of his ... United States Elections

MOSCOW, February 28 (RAPSI) – A judge in Russia's Yekaterinburg has sentenced Belarusian national Igor Shchuka to one year of community service for an attempt to set a monument honoring the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin on fire, the court's press-service has told RAPSI. The defendant was ... United States Elections
The oligarchs had “privatized” the formerly state-owned economy into their own pockets (with a little help from the local mafia), and they had co-opted President Boris Yeltsin as their front-man. Freely elected and once popular for his dramatic defence of democracy in the attempted Communist come-back ... United States Elections
The Russian politician had built up his profile under President Boris Yeltsin, rising to the position of governor of Nizhny Novgorod and eventually serving in the Kremlin as deputy prime minister. After Vladimir Putin took office in 2000, Nemtsov grew to be one of the most outspoken critics of the regime, ... United States Elections
Or, like Boris Yeltsin before him, Putin might declare himself exhausted and nominate a successor. In the third scenario, that successor might be a liberal like Medvedev, whereas in the fourth scenario, it would be a conservative like Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who currently oversees the defense ... United States Elections
With the evidence available so far, it isn't a stretch to say that the United States did more to meddle in the 1996 Russian elections in favor of Boris Yeltsin than we know Russians did in support of Trump. And lets not pretend the United States doesn't have a long history of election meddling around the world ... United States Elections
At least once the hand of the United States reached boldly into a Russian election. American fears that Boris Yeltsin would be defeated for re-election as president in 1996 by an old-fashioned Communist led to an overt and covert effort to help him, urged on by President Bill Clinton. It included an American ... United States Elections
Under Putin's predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, a far weaker Kremlin feared that tensions with “republics” — particularly Muslim ones like Tatarstan — could spill into separatist wars, as in Chechnya. Longtime leader Mintimer Shaimiev was allowed to build a state within a state, and Rustam Minnikhanov, his ... United States Elections
US fears that Mr Boris Yeltsin would be defeated for re-election as president in 1996 by an old-fashioned Communist led to an effort to help him. It included an American push for a US$10 billion International Monetary Fund loan to Russia four months before the voting, and a team of US political consultants. United States Elections
The music video for Adams' new Valentine's Day single, "Baby I Love You," was directed by Springfield native Brook Linder, according to Philip Dickey with Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Viewers can see Pineapple Whip, Commercial Street, a water tower, the street signs for the intersection of ... United States Elections
And at his request, I built, trained, and equipped St. Petersburg's first Western-style KGB SWAT team. In 1996, when my company and the headquarters in which I'd invested almost $1 million in renovations was expropriated by then president Boris Yeltsin, Putin shrugged and told me there was nothing to do ... United States Elections
Although Russian President Boris Yeltsin made clear that NATO expansion created political headaches for him at home, he had sought integration with the West from the start of his presidency. In 1997, he went along with plans to create a formal NATO-Russia framework (the Permanent Joint Council) for ... United States Elections
He was an aide to Boris Yeltsin and then to Putin until 2012. The 61-year-old is considered to be one of the main architects of Russia's foreign policy. Deripaska was once an associate of US President Donald Trump's former campaign director Paul Manafort. Prikhodko called Deripaska “my friend” and ... United States Elections
His return comes almost three decades after he last played a prominent role in Russian politics - he opposed the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 and led a parliamentary rebellion against then-president Boris Yeltsin in 1993. After that the legal expert spent several stints in parliament before he left in 2007, after which ... United States Elections
A longtime KGB officer in the Soviet era, Putin served two four-year terms after President Boris Yeltsin stepped down on the last day of 1999 and put him in charge as acting president. After steering Dmitry Medvedev into the presidency in 2008 and becoming prime minister -- a move that enabled him to ... United States Elections
The article revealed that Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev were both assumed names and that the men had been born Baruch Yeltzer and Mikhail Solomonovich Gorbachev (his real patronymic is Sergeyevich). In other words, the architects of Russian misery after the collapse of the Soviet Union were ... United States Elections
After that, the parades were discontinued until, in an effort to mend a torn and disillusioned society, President Boris Yeltsin haltingly brought back the Victory Day parade. The step was politically fraught, both domestically and internationally. It made clear that Yeltsin was abandoning any hope of forging a ... United States Elections
He pledged to restore order after the upheaval of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing presidency of Boris Yeltsin. Seeing now how Putin has aggressively consolidated power by suppressing press freedom, legitimate political opposition, and open society, it seems to journalist and author ... United States Elections
The foundations for this system were laid by Boris Yeltsin. From the start, there was an ugly flaw built into Russia's post-Soviet political architecture: Though the country was now formally a democracy, whenever the will of the electorate ran up against the imperatives of free-market reform, democracy always ... United States Elections
The file reveals that President Bush senior was prepared to discuss sharing that technology with Boris Yeltsin after they met at Camp David in February 1992 and declared a formal end to the Cold War. Sir Stephen Wall, the then Private Secretary to John Major, wrote to the Foreign Office explaining how ... United States Elections
Furthermore, the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership of Ukraine and Russia (commonly known as The Big Treaty) signed by Leonid Kuchma and Boris Yeltsin in 1997 and ratified by the parliaments of the two states later still remains in force, formally. The treaty was signed for 10 years with ... United States Elections
To celebrate his Fall 2018 collection, which conveyed a message of Russian youth banding together with the world, Gosha Rubchinskiy held an after-party in the basement venue of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Yeltsin was the first official president of Russia, after the ... United States Elections
In January 1995, Russian President Boris Yeltsin was informed of what appeared to be an American ICBM headed for Moscow. Russian nuclear forces were alerted and Yeltsin was given the Cheget (the Russian "nuclear football") before learning that the incoming missile was, in fact, just a Norwegian ... United States Elections
Although Boris Yeltsin, the other leading reformer, resisted the coup and several thousand people surrounded his headquarters in the Russian parliament to prevent his arrest, passivity and fatalism were the dominant reaction in the rest of Moscow and in other cities. Yeltsin's call for a general strike went ... United States Elections
But here is something else you may not know and should look into for yourselves. Socialist elitists in general love to revise history, so, unless Mr. Dodge wants to risk being regarded as one, he should search McCarthy and Venona. The Venona Transcripts were discovered after Boris Yeltsin opened the ... United States Elections
The second episode was in the 1990s, when virtually the entire mainstream America print and broadcast media covered the US-backed “reforms” of Russian President Boris Yeltsin, which plundered and immiserated the Russian people, as a benevolent “transition to democracy and capitalism” and to “the ... United States Elections
The most important of these regional leaders was Boris Yeltsin, a former Gorbachev ally. Gorbachev had plucked Yeltsin out of the provincial capital Sverdlovsk in the Urals, where he had a reputation as an energetic innovator, and put him in charge of the Moscow party. Yeltsin brought more zeal to the job ... United States Elections
Fuchs developed two of the towers - Eurasia and Imperia - through his Moscow City Group company. The two towers were reportedly a joint venture with Valentin Yumashev, the powerful son-in-law of former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, who is thought to have been instrumental in Vladimir Putin's rise to ... United States Elections
Zyuganov thundered against then-President Boris Yeltsin in 1996 and won 41 per cent of the vote. (It's worth mentioning in the era of the Russian meddling investigation in the United States that American political advisers took credit for helping the Kremlin incumbent pull out that victory.) So when Grudinin ... United States Elections
If it was a hack, is it worse than the documented US interference in Boris Yeltsin's 1996 Russian presidential reelection, or its record of election subversion, regime change, and attendant lies by the CIA; for example, Italy 1948, Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, Chile 1973, Nicaragua 1990, Venezuela 2002, and ... United States Elections
In the mid-1990s, media tycoons Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky, and others, worried that a communist might win the 1996 presidential election and move to eviscerate private property. They organized and funded the winning reelection campaign of President Boris Yeltsin, whose popularity earlier ... United States Elections
President George Bush announced he would meet with Russian President Boris Yeltsin to sign a historic treaty requiring destruction of thousands of nuclear weapons. Yeltsin had called the treaty the “document of the century.” A Paris Navy pilot was commander of a squadron stationed on the USS Kitty ... United States Elections
4, 1993 — MOSCOW — President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin opened Kremlin talks today before signing an arms pact in a spirit that Yeltsin said he expects to continue when U.S. President-elect Clinton takes office. Bush, Yeltsin and their wives paid a surprise morning visit to a children's ... United States Elections
As President Boris Yeltsin later acknowledged, "the KGB . . . turned out to be unreformable." On Dec. 20, 1999, Yeltsin's prime minister, a relative political unknown by the name of Vladimir Putin - a former officer in the KGB - came to the Lubyanka to unveil a restored memorial plaque to Andropov that had ... United States Elections


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