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That’s my favorite picture of Yeltsin, quite often a simile for his life during the last twenty years.
What few people remember were his frequent clashes with Mikhail Gorbachev on the issue of Perestroika, not because he was against it, but because he felt Gorbachev was moving too slowly. Media reacted to the clashes without ever looking at the context, dubbing him a “Hardline Communist.” They never really went back to correct their mistake.
Needless to say, he was tough, highly opinionated and stubborn. He said what he thought, and stuck to his guns no matter what.
Rest in peace, Mr. Yeltsin (01-Feb-1931 – 23-Apr-2007).
Photo Credit: Unknown – Deserves credit