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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 4, 2013.
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Gorbachev: 'My career was successful'

Gorbachev: 'My career was successful'

MOSCOW, March 30 (UPI) -- Mikhail Gorbachev, who presided over the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, said in a speech Saturday in Moscow his political career "was successful."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 28, 2013.
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Former Russian oligarch dies

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Police are investigating the death of Boris Berezovsky, 67, one of Russia's richest oligarchs, after his lawyer said he may have taken his own life Saturday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
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Death penalty debate revived in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A debate over whether to reinstate the death penalty has been renewed in Russia following the recent brutal killings of two young girls, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
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Russia's Chechen war drags on

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Russian forces have killed 11 militants in Chechnya in the northern Caucasus.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
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Boris Yeltsin
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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