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DeadBorn: 2/1/1931 in Butka, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
Cause of death: congestive heart failure
Full name: Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Noted For: Soviet/Russian politician; member of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committe (1981-89); deptuy in USSR Congress (1989-91). Elected president of Russia (1991-99) - the first democratically elected leader in the nation's history. Rescued USSR General Secretary Mikael Gorbachev from a coup attempt (1991). Outlawed the Soviet Communist Party (1991). Proposed and guided adoption of Russian constitution (1991).
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