The Struggle for Russia

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Belka Publishing Company, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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In this highly-praised journal of Russia's transition and struggle, with new material added, Yeltsin describes his stormy relationship with Gorbachev, the fateful August coup, and the October uprising. He reveals classified KGB documents concerning an array of topics, from Lee Harvey Oswald to the KGB arming of the IRA, and describes the painful and dangerous transition to a market economy.

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About the author (1995)

Boris Yeltsin was born on February 1, 1931. He graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute in Sverdlovsk, where he studied construction, in 1955. He was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1990 and began working for the administration in 1968. He became the first President of the Russian Federation in 1991 and served until 1999, when he resigned naming Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting president until the next election. He died on April 23, 2007 at the age of 76.

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