The struggles and upheavals in Russia over the last few years seen from the top - Boris Yeltsin was the President of Russia for a decade. He overcame the coup of 1991, he developed good relationships with world leaders from Clinton to Helmut Kohl. What was the chemistry of his meetings with Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair and Ziang Zhao Min? How did he get on when the Queen visited Moscow, the first British monarch to step onto Russian soil since before the first world war. Yeltsin gives his account of the revolution in Chechnya; he explains his feelings on the former Yugoslavia imbroglio and why Russia couldn't intervene more effectively. Here is Yeltsin on his own often unreliable health, his quintuple bypass surgery, his depression (like Churchill's 'Black Dog'periods) and how he survived to retire on the eve of the new millennium. Yeltsin gives his views on a non Communist Russia, democracy, the struggling economy, the mafia - and his own determination to give the citizens of his country a better future than its glorious but authoritarian past.
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Review: Midnight DiariesUser Review - Igor - Goodreads
I liked the way he write the book. Quite interesting to see a point of view from one of the most powerful man in the world. In Russia not many presidents if any survived their time. Boris Yeltsin did ... Read full review
Review: Midnight DiariesUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
Hmmm...who wrote this book?! It was quite entertaining. Read full review