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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | August 21, 1991
ABC scored the first TV news scoop in coverage of the Soviet coup yesterday with Diane Sawyer's interview of Boris Yeltsin inside the Russian Federation Building. And the network expects to have another edge with Ted Koppel anchoring "Nightline" from Moscow tonight.Though events such as this have been financial drains on the networks, everybody turned the heat up on their coverage yesterday, as the story became even more dramatic and preliminary ratings showed millions of new viewers tuning in.CNN's audience Monday was 978,000 homes, which is about three times larger than that for any other day this month.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,Sun Reporter | April 24, 2007
The speaker of the Russian State Duma, Boris Gryzlov, called former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin a man "who did much to ensure the creation of our state" and "for the development of democracy in Russia." The head of the nation's energy monopoly, Anatoly Chubais, praised his role in taking the nation from "non-freedom to freedom." And the chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, called the nine years of Yeltsin's leadership "a breath of freedom for the country" and "his biggest achievement."
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May 28, 1997
BORIS Yeltsin, for all his high jinks and unpredictability, is a Russian president made in heaven for NATO as it moves inexorably eastward.As Mr. Yeltsin demonstrated at yesterday's signing of an accord setting up a Permanent Joint Council giving Russia a voice but not a veto in NATO decisions, he knows how to join Western leaders in hosannas for a peaceful and united Europe.But he is also a politician who knows how urgent it is to placate Russians back home who resent their nation's humiliation as the United States celebrates its victory in the Cold War. Before leaving Moscow, Mr. Yeltsin warned that if NATO tried to incorporate any of the former republics of the old Soviet Union this would undermine any chance for East-West cooperation.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Sun Foreign Reporter | April 24, 2007
CLARIFICATION The April 24 obituary of Boris Yeltsin carried a Moscow dateline and identified the writer as a Sun foreign reporter. The writer, Will Englund, was a Sun Moscow correspondent who reported on Yeltsin, and who is now on the newspaper's editorial board. MOSCOW -- Boris N. Yeltsin, the Russian leader who broke the Soviet Union and the system it had created, died yesterday in Moscow of complications from chronic heart problems. He was 76. Mr.
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September 18, 1997
PRESIDENT Boris N. Yeltsin, 66, cleared the air with his early announcement that he will not be a candidate for re-election when his second term runs out in 2000. The Russian constitution would not have enabled him to seek another term anyway, of course. But that could have been changed.If Mr. Yeltsin completes his term, he will become the first Russian leader ever to step down in an orderly fashion. The czars never retired: They died or were overthrown.The same was true of communist leaders.
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By Clara Germani and Clara Germani,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 15, 1996
YEKATERINBURG, Russia -- When Boris N. Yeltsin left this city in the Urals for the Communist Party big time in Moscow, everyone here was delighted, so much did they admire him. They wanted to see him bludgeon the Soviet establishment the way he bludgeoned local bureaucrats into being honest and fair."
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January 16, 1995
MOSCOW - President Boris Yeltsin has invited President Clinton to a summit here in May, despite increasing U.S. criticsm of the campaign in Chechnya, the ITAR-Tass news agency said today.
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By DAN BERGER | April 5, 1993
Cherry blossoms are slow this spring but the Birds are on time.If everyone who can't get tickets would hang around outside the stadium, Jesse Jackson would have one heck of a picket line.Profile in Courage: Bill faced Annapolis middies, Oregon lumberjacks and Boris Yeltsin in three successive days.
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By Michael Feldman | September 3, 1998
Talk about a fun-filled two weeks in Martha's Vineyard. I wouldn't want to get the cabin after them; I hope they swept up all the glass.The Russians have only managed one economic reform so far, deciding to perforate the ruble and put it on a roll.First a relaxing two weeks with the wife and now meetings with Boris Yeltsin on the Island of the Damned. What are they going to do, share tips? Biggest meeting of the titans since Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi.Pub Date: 9/03/98@
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By Paul Greenberg | March 14, 1991
A YEAR or so ago, when I was throwing questions at Boris Yeltsin on his American tour, he already seemed a marked man. The burly Russian defender of democracy was giving Mikhail Gorbachev one more year to achieve a breakthrough or face a revolution from below.It wasn't as clear then that Boris Yeltsin intended to lead that revolution, but that's just what he's doing now.Freedom is breaking out all over the Soviet Union while Mikhail Gorbachev tries desperately to get the genie he unleashed back into the bottle.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 1, 1999
MOSCOW -- The literary historian Dmitri Sergeyevich Likhachev, who learned about hopelessness and survival first in a Soviet prison camp in the 1920s and again in blockaded Leningrad during World War II, died yesterday in St. Petersburg. He was 92.Mr. Likhachev was Russia's most respected scholar, a man whose eloquently expressed dark views about the course of Russian culture brought him attention until nearly the last days of his life. He embodied his country's painful 20th century history in a way no other intellectual could claim -- from a remembered glimpse of Alexis, the heir to the Romanov throne, in St. Petersburg before the Russian Revolution, to his work as adviser on cultural affairs to President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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By Charles W. Holmes | August 15, 1999
MOSCOW -- The end of the world is near, warned some superstitious Russians, who, trusting in the country's mystical folklore, saw a bad omen in the final solar eclipse of this millennium.Russia survived the cosmic phenomenon; it is coping, too, with last week's Kremlin phenomenon.President Boris N. Yeltsin and his inner circle of political operatives and business tycoons produced yet another shock by naming former spy Vladimir Putin as Russia's fifth prime minister in 18 months.Putin, a former domestic security chief, also was hand-picked as the 68-year-old Yeltsin's successor in next year's presidential elections, signaling a new phase in Russia's post-Soviet evolution -- the open fight to succeed its only democratically elected president.
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July 10, 1999
Today in history: July 10In 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency, following the death of President Taylor.In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.In 1919, President Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urged its ratification.In 1925, the official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.In 1940, during World War II, the 114-day Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air.In 1943, during World War II, U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily.
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By Helen Womack | May 16, 1999
MOSCOW -- I was lounging in the corridor, waiting to go into the steam bath, when a fat lobster-colored figure in a towel lumbered past, cursing: "That ye B.N. Ye.""Ye" are the first letters of Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin's surname. Ye is also the "f" word in Russian.The bather could find only expletives to express his disgust at the news that the Kremlin leader had again dismissed his government, plunging Russia into new political turmoil.We gathered around the television set in the anteroom, where bathers of both sexes drink beer or tea between bouts of steam.
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September 15, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/* Which Norseman occupied Kiev in 862?* What year did Alfred the Great rule Wessex?* From which two sources did Terraserver get its images?Live the Russian ExperienceFrom the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture.
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By Michael Feldman | September 3, 1998
Talk about a fun-filled two weeks in Martha's Vineyard. I wouldn't want to get the cabin after them; I hope they swept up all the glass.The Russians have only managed one economic reform so far, deciding to perforate the ruble and put it on a roll.First a relaxing two weeks with the wife and now meetings with Boris Yeltsin on the Island of the Damned. What are they going to do, share tips? Biggest meeting of the titans since Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi.Pub Date: 9/03/98@
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By Los Angeles Times | August 22, 1991
MOSCOW -- Long after the tanks are quiet in their garrisons and the barricades dismantled, the indelible image of this week's abortive coup in the Soviet Union will be the picture of one defiant man -- Boris Yeltsin -- clambering up the dark green hull of a T-72 tank to rally his people for democracy.It was a quintessential Yeltsin moment. The burly Siberian had watched from the windows of his Russian Federation headquarters as the tanks surrounded the building Monday afternoon. After little more than an hour, he strode impulsively out the door, clambered up onto one of the armored vehicles, and greeted a tank officer as if he were a prospective voter instead of the spearhead of a hostile military force.
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July 10, 1999
Today in history: July 10In 1850, Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the presidency, following the death of President Taylor.In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.In 1919, President Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate, and urged its ratification.In 1925, the official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.In 1940, during World War II, the 114-day Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air.In 1943, during World War II, U.S. and British forces invaded Sicily.
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May 24, 1998
NOT SINCE Lenin's Bolsheviks overthrew the Romanov dynasty in 1917 has Russia been ruled by as young a group of eager beavers as the new Kremlin government.But youth is not the only remarkable thing about the cabinet that 35-year-old Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko has assembled based on President Boris N. Yeltsin's wishes.The cumbersome post-Soviet governmental structure -- with two first deputy prime ministers and seven deputy prime ministers -- has been streamlined.Will this fresh and simplified leadership group perform any better than Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's government of more seasoned bureaucrats?
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,sun staff | April 5, 1998
So much in the history of Russia seems as outsized as its capacious geography, which could swallow the United States and Western Europe and still have plenty of Siberian taiga and tundra left.There is Ivan the Terrible, with his seven marriages, his derangement, his sponsorship of the fabulous St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square and his reliance on police cruelty that would prefigure so much to come. There is Peter the Great, literally towering over his contemporaries, traveling incognito in the West, building the spectacular city of St. Petersburg in a frozen swamp and on the bones of thousands of workers.
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