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Boris Yeltsin Dead per Kremlin

In World News on April 23, 2007 at 9:02 am

Boris Yeltsin

Per the AP:

Boris Yeltsin has died, Kremlin announces

Former Russian president led country after Soviet Union breakup

BREAKING NEWS

8:50a.m. CST

Updated: 3 minutes ago

MOSCOW – Former President Boris Yeltsin, who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, has died, a Kremlin official said Monday. He was 76.

Kremlin spokesman Alexander Smirnov confirmed Yeltsin’s death, but gave no cause or further information.

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