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First Russian Federation President
Yeltsin Boris Nickolaevich
Date of birth

February, 1 1931.

Place of birth

Butka village, Talitsky district, Sverdlovsk region


The Russian Federation


- School
B.Yeltsin studied successfully. According to the "Panorama" expert-analytical group, B.Yeltsin was impertinent. He was at loggerheads with his teachers. So, he was expelled from the school having studied there for 7 years.
But soon, he was taken back to the school and graduated from it with excellent marks on most subjects.

- Higher school
1955: graduated from the Ural Kirov Technical College. Engineer - builder by profession.


1961: a member of the CPSU.

1968: Head of the construction department under the Sverdlovsk regional party committee

1975: Secretary of the Sverdlovsk CPSU regional committee in charge of industrial regional developments.

1976-1985: First Secretary of the Sverdlovsk CPSU regional committee.

1978-1989: a deputy of the USSR Supreme Council ( a member of the union's Council).

1984-1985; 1986-1988: a member of the USSR Supreme Council.

1981:was elected a member of the CPSU Central Committee at the XXVI CPSU Congress ( occupied this position till 1990).

1981: Head of the construction department under the CPSU Central Committee.

June 1985: Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee in charge of construction.

December 1985 г - November 1987: First Secretary of the CPSU Moscow City Committee.

November 1987 - 1989: First deputy-chairman of the USSR State Construction.

March 1989: a USSR people's Deputy.

June 1989 - December 1990: a member of the USSR Supreme Committee.

March 1990: a people's Deputy of the Russian Federation

May,29 1990: Chairman of the Russian Supreme Council.

July, 1990: discontinued his CPSU membership.

June,12 1991 and on: The Russian President.

On February,15 1996 during his working visit to Yekaterinburg, Boris Yeltsin officially declared he would stand for the second term -in-office.

On March,25 1996 an Initiative group which nominated Boris Yeltsin for the second term-in-office, presented all the documents necessary to register him as an official candidate: a list of 1 372.000 voters' signatures in support of Mr.Yeltsin and his Pre sidential bid, dated on March,23

The Presidential elections were held on June,16 1996. The Central Electoral Commissions early returns show, Boris Yeltsin has received 35,06 votes and got into the second round runoff.

On December, 31, 1999 Eltsin in a TV appeal to the nation announced his resignation. Boris Eltsin passed the president's powers to Vladimir Putin, the Chairman of the Government, and expressed his hope to see him in the post of the president of the state.

Boris Nikolayevich is married with two daughters, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

His wife - Naina Iosifovna (was born in 1932)

Elder Daughter - Elena Okulova (was born in 1957). Her husband - Valery Okulov, since 1997 has headed the Board of directors of "Aeroflot - Russian International Airlines", PLC. Daughters Ekaterina and Maria, son Ivan. Boris Eltsin's granddaughter Ekaterina Okulova is married with a son.

Younger daughter - Tatyana Dyachenko (was born in 1960). 1997-1999 occupied the post of the president's image adviser. Tatyana is married to Valentin Yumashev, the former head of the presidential administration. In April 2002 the first daughter Maria was born. Tatyana Dyachenko has two sons Boris and Gleb by the first marriage.

Boris Eltsin decorated with soviet orders.

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