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Boris Yeltsin: The Decade that Shook the World

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Author: Boris Minaev

Translator: Svetlana Payne

The literature on Boris Yeltsin is vast. Memoirs have been produced not only by politicians – first-hand participants in the events, Yeltsin himself penned three volumes of recollections – but also assistants, press secretaries, political analysts, journalists, MPs, retired members of Gorbachev’s Politburo, public figures now long forgotten, generals of special services and security service staff.

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The literature on Boris Yeltsin is vast. Memoirs have been produced not only by politicians – first-hand participants in the events, Yeltsin himself penned three volumes of recollections – but also assistants, press secretaries, political analysts, journalists, MPs, retired members of Gorbachev’s Politburo, public figures now long forgotten, generals of special services and security service staff.

Boris Minaev started working on Boris Yeltsin’s biography when the politician was still alive. In his work the author has used not only publicly accessible documents that have been printed or otherwise made accessible but also interviews that are published for the first time.

In this unique biography of the first President of the Russian Federation author consistently describes events of Yeltsin’s life, capturing and conveying his unique personality with all the contradictions of his character and principles that determined public attitude towards Yeltsin. Some saw him as an outstanding builder of the new Russia, others – as a destroyer of the great state. But whoever he was de facto, the decade of his rule shook the world.

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Boris Minayev is a Russian writer and correspondent. Minayev has worked for many Russian venues and is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medved.

Boris Minayev is known for his children’s books and novels for mature readers. One of the most famous works of his that is being widely quoted in the media is his biography of Russia’s first president Boris Yeltsin, first published in the series ‘Lives of Extraordinary People’.

The Foundation is working to nurture peaceful and friendly relations between the world’s nations, offering help in the battle against social and religious conflicts. In order to achieve these various goals, the charity has become a committed contributor to international humanitarian work.

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Readers “will beneft from a well-written, accessible text and the writer’s frst-hand knowledge of the recent history of his country, but they will not fnd new challenging arguments or, more generally, a systematic analysis.” Carolina De Stefano, Europe-Asia Studies 

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Boris Minaev

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572 pages

Publication date

22nd February 2015

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