Boris Yeltsin Dies

April 24th, 2007 by

Russia’s first president, , at 76 years of age. Ah, the good old days: Our economy worked, we didn’t invade countries who posed us no threat, and Russia was a fledgling Democracy rather than slipping back into a police state. Here’s Yeltsin cracking a joke at a press conference with President :

Russian Reporting On Yeltsin’s Death

Here are some clips showing how the Russian media is reporting Yeltsin’s death, including archival footage of a very young Yeltsin:

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