FROM THE ARCHIVE: Boris Yeltsin interview 1988 - BBC Newsnight

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Published on 25 Apr 2019, 12:59
Boris Yeltsin went on to be the first elected president of Russia.

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Newsnight interview with Boris Yeltsin from May 1988.

In 1987, Yeltsin became the first member of the Politburo to resign.

He was president of Russia from 1991-1999.

He died in 2007.

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