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Monday, April 23, 2007

In Memory: Boris Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
First President of the Russian Federation


Say what you will about what happened to the Russian Economy under Yeltsin, I still say that the world owes him a debt of gratitude. He was one of the primary forces in bringing down the evil empire and starting Russia down the road to a future a freedom an prosperity. I know it is generally said that Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II won the cold war, but that is not entirely true. In a large measure, it was the Russian people who gave the free world victory over the forces of Communism - with Boris Yeltsin as their leader.

So, rest in peace, President Yeltsin, and thank you for all of the good you did...not just for Russia, but for the world.

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