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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2004 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2004 with 94 to follow.
By United Press International

Russia turns heat up on Berezovsky

MOSCOW, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Moscow prosecutors have brought new charges against billionaire oligarch Boris Berezovsky, the Moscow Times reported.

Russia close to collapse: Zyuganov

MOSCOW, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Russian power system could collapse if more terror acts like the Beslan massacre occurred, Russia's communist leader has warned.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 21, the 265th day of 2004 with 101 to follow.
By United Press International

The Bear's Lair: The economics of Russia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin's suppression last week of Russia's upcoming regional elections finally put to rest the hopeful theory that Russia was becoming a "norm
MARTIN HUTCHINSON

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2004 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Putin sends ex top general to Siberia

MOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday signed decrees dismissing his former top general and sending him to Siberia, Interfax news agency said.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 3, the 247th day of 2004 with 119 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2004 with 121 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2004 with 130 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2004 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

Boris Yeltsin visits an Oslo museum

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin has visited Oslo's open-air Folk Museum to inspect a special exhibit on Norway's relations with Russia.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2004 with 144 to follow.
By United Press International
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The widow of Boris Yeltsin, Naina receives the National flag that covered casket of first Russian president Boris Yeltsin during a funeral ceremony at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow on April 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин, IPA:  ( listen); 1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.

On 12 June 1991 he was elected to the newly created post of president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic with 57% of the vote, becoming the first popularly elected president. However, Yeltsin never recovered his popularity after a series of economic and political crises in Russia in the 1990s.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Yeltsin, vowing to transform Russia's socialist command economy into a free market economy, endorsed price liberalization and privatization programs. Due to the method of privatization, a good deal of the national wealth fell into the hands of a small group of oligarchs.

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