Lived: Feb 01, 1931 – Apr 23, 2007 (age 76)
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.87 m)
Spouse: Naina Yeltsina (m. 1956 – 2007)
Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Buried: Novodevichy Cemetery
Previous offices: President of Russia (1991 – 1999) · Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1990 – 1991)Highlights
- 1956: Boris Yeltsin married Naina Yeltsina on September 28, 1956.
- 1990: On 4 March 1990, Yeltsin was elected to the Congress of People’s Deputies of Russia representing Sverdlovsk with 72% of the vote.
- 1991: On 12 June 1991 he was elected by popular vote to the newly created post of President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), at that time one of the 15 constituent republics of the Soviet Union.
- 1993: Ongoing confrontations with the Supreme Soviet climaxed in the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis in which Yeltsin illegally ordered the dissolution of the Supreme Soviet parliament, which as a result attempted to remove him from office.
- 1996: In mid-1996, Chubais and Yeltsin recruited a team of a handful of financial and media oligarchs to bankroll the Yeltsin campaign and guaranteed favorable media coverage the president on national television and in leading newspapers.
- 2007: Boris Yeltsin died of congestive heart failure on 23 April 2007, aged 76.
President Yeltsin with US President George H. W. Bush, 1 June 1992. Russian-US summit. Russian President Boris Yeltsin paying a state visit to the United States. From left: US President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin attending lunch at the Russian Embassy in the United States.