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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yeltsin firsts

1. First Democratically elected ruler in the history of Russia
2. First head of state in the history of Russia to peacefully hand off power on his own accord
3. First Russian head of state to publicly seek forgiveness of the people
4. First Russian head of state to allow complete freedom of speech

1 comment:

La Russophobe said...

These are also Russian "firsts". And the way things are going, it looks like they'll also be Russian "lasts" as well! Sad.