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1999
EUROPE CONTINENT
Russia

Boris Yeltsin
(1931 - 2007)
President of Russia
1991 - 1999
1st President of Russia Resigns

With an approval rating at an estimated 2%, Boris Yeltsin, after 9 years in office, resigned as President of Russia, by way of a taped message aired on Russian television.


Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia was then named acting president.