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January 28, 1992
Boris N. Yeltsin this week plans a crucial trip to Britain and the United States that will mark his real international debut as president of Russia--not of the republic that was part of a crumbling Communist empire, but of a new, independent, non-socialist Russia that aspires to global influence.
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September 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was hospitalized after falling and breaking his leg in a resort town on the island of Sardinia, officials said. Emergency workers arrived at the home in exclusive Porto Rotondo where the 74-year-old Yeltsin was staying and took him to a local hospital, said Giuseppe Soro, director of the ambulance dispatch center in Sassari.
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NEWS
January 22, 1990 | From Reuters
The Kremlin was wrong to send in troops to put down the virtual civil war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, maverick Soviet politician Boris N. Yeltsin said over the weekend. He also said that Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev could soon fall from power. "It is a mistake to dispatch troops and suppress ethnic problems by armed force," Yeltsin told Akira Yamagishi, president of Rengo, Japan's largest labor organization, on Saturday, the financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Sunday.
NEWS
March 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin has left the hospital where he spent more than a month with an acute viral infection, a source in the presidential medical center said. Yeltsin, 70, who steered Russia's transition to capitalism during nine years as Kremlin leader, has a record of health problems, and his latest long spell in the elite Central Clinical Hospital triggered rumors about a new deterioration.
NEWS
August 21, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin on Tuesday became one of the few politicians in the world for whom people are willing to die. As the burly Siberian made his stand against the rightist coup d'etat that had deposed Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, thousands upon thousands of Muscovites flocked to protect him in the riverside headquarters of the Russian Federation, the largest Soviet republic, from an anticipated military assault.
NEWS
March 19, 1999 | Associated Press
In Russia's latest scandal, a brief video apparently showing the prosecutor general having sex with two prostitutes aired on state television Thursday after President Boris N. Yeltsin ordered lawmakers to fire the man and they refused. The broadcast presumably aimed to force the prosecutor to bend to the Russian leader's order and leave office. But support for the embattled prosecutor, Yuri I. Skuratov, only seems to be growing, pushing Yeltsin into yet another confrontation with parliament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991
Re: "Even a Draft Blows Wrong Way" (Commentary, Sept. 6): Democrats should draft the two politicians with widest current recognition and voter approval!--Boris N. Yeltsin and Mikhail S. Gorbachev. VICTOR KAY Laguna Hills
NEWS
July 10, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The Central Electoral Commission officially announced that Boris N. Yeltsin won the Russian presidential election against Communist challenger Gennady A. Zyuganov. The official final count gave Yeltsin 53.82% to Zyuganov's 40.31%.
NEWS
March 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Boris N. Yeltsin fired business tycoon Boris A. Berezovsky from his post as executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a grouping of former Soviet states. Prime Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov told Russian television that Berezovsky had abused his authority as Commonwealth chief by meddling in Russian government affairs. Berezovsky, in Azerbaijan for talks with President Heydar A. Aliyev, said Yeltsin had no authority to fire him.
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was released from a hospital after more than two weeks of treatment for pneumonia. He moved to a secluded country residence outside Moscow, the Kremlin said. The 67-year-old Yeltsin has rarely been seen or heard since he was admitted to the Central Clinical Hospital on Nov. 22. He appeared in the Kremlin for three hours Monday to fire several top aides and then returned to his hospital bed.
NEWS
January 31, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suffering from what doctors called an acute viral infection, former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin was taken from his luxurious country dacha and hospitalized Tuesday, two days before his 70th birthday. It was Yeltsin's first hospitalization since a bout of pneumonia in November 1999, and it brought back memories of the repeated health problems that plagued him during his nine years as president.
NEWS
January 27, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after a federal judge in New York denied bail to a Russian who was once one of the Kremlin's most powerful figures, Moscow said Friday that it will continue to use "all diplomatic means" to press for his release. Despite such rhetoric, however, there was growing opinion in Moscow that Pavel P.
NEWS
January 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The lower house of Russia's parliament substantially weakened a Kremlin bill that would grant former presidents sweeping immunity from prosecution, in a move that could bring legal problems for Boris N. Yeltsin. Under the new version, a former president can be prosecuted if parliament first agrees to strip immunity. Immediately after Yeltsin resigned Dec. 31, 1999, his successor, Vladimir V. Putin, signed a decree guaranteeing immunity for former presidents.
NEWS
January 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A top aide to former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin accused of accepting bribes on behalf of the ex-leader was arrested as he arrived in the United States, according to Russian news reports. Pavel P. Borodin, former chief of the Kremlin property department, was arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on a warrant issued by Swiss prosecutors, who have been investigating Borodin for bribery and other corruption charges, the reports said.
NEWS
January 1, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, a Russian public thoroughly sick and tired of Boris N. Yeltsin got his opposite as its new leader. In place of Yeltsin's bearlike physique, palpable humanity, boozy work habits, flashes of vision, embrace of pluralism and rejection of the country's Soviet past, Russians now have as their president Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the anti-Yeltsin. Whereas Yeltsin had long been ailing and rarely strayed from his suburban Moscow dacha, Putin is vigorous and gads about the globe.
NEWS
October 5, 2000 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now we know: It was dust. On New Year's Eve, when Boris N. Yeltsin raised a chubby finger and wiped his eye while reading his resignation speech, many wondered whether he might be shedding a tear, perhaps for his presidency, perhaps for his country. But no. According to excerpts from Yeltsin's new memoirs, the soon-to-be former president was brimming with excitement and jubilation, and the cause of the gesture was no more than a stray mote of dust.
NEWS
January 21, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Boris N. Yeltsin was released from a Kremlin hospital to continue recuperating from double pneumonia at his country home outside Moscow. Presidential spokesman Sergei V. Yastrzhembsky did not say when the 65-year-old Russian leader might return to full-time work. The Kremlin says Yeltsin's pneumonia is unrelated to his previous heart trouble and his quintuple bypass operation Nov. 5.
NEWS
January 28, 1997 | Associated Press
President Boris N. Yeltsin called off a trip to the Netherlands on Monday, another sign that he is not recovering as quickly as expected from the pneumonia that hit him three weeks ago. The trip next Tuesday to The Hague for talks with European Union leaders was seen as a major test of the state of Yeltsin's health. Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin, meanwhile, sought to reassure foreign investors that Yeltsin is in charge of the country.
NEWS
January 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
A visibly moved Boris N. Yeltsin celebrated a Christmas Mass with Orthodox priests and East European leaders Friday, concluding his Holy Land pilgrimage at the site revered as Jesus' birthplace. The smell of incense and candles filled the air as priests sang and paraded in the 4th century Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, built over the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. Orthodox churches worldwide celebrate Christmas on Jan.
NEWS
January 7, 2000 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making his first trip abroad since his abrupt resignation last week, former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin visited Israel and the Palestinian territories Thursday, telling reporters that he was settling in "gradually" to his new life as a private citizen.
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