International Committee for the Protection of freedom and civil society are deeply saddened by the sudden death of prominent political figure of our time, the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
It is difficult to overestimate the enormous contribution that Boris Yeltsin has made in building democracy in post-Soviet space. Thanks to his courage and determination, managed in 1991 to crush the rebellion coup that put an end to the history of the Soviet empire.
Under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin in the 1990’s in Russia was carried out large-scale privatization of state property, has made an irreversible process of elimination of communism in this country.
Only at the end of his reign, Boris N. Yeltsin made the mistake of passing through undemocratic rule in Russia, Vladimir Putin, which subsequently led to the natural destruction of the democratic system and the revival of authoritarianism in that country.
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