Complutense University Library

The Yeltsin presidency in retrospect: myths, realities, and lessons to be learned

Morales Hernández, Javier (2007) The Yeltsin presidency in retrospect: myths, realities, and lessons to be learned. UNISCI Discussion Papers (14). pp. 161-165. ISSN 1696-2206

[img]
Preview
PDF
142kB

Official URL: http://www.ucm.es/info/unisci/Morales14.pdf

View download statistics for this eprint

==>>> Export to other formats

Abstract

The death of the first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, on 23 April 2007 offers an opportunity for a critical reflection on his presidency. This article is a brief attempt at shedding some light on three more or less extended beliefs about Yeltsin’s legacy, - his role in the end of the Soviet Union, Russia’s transition to democracy, and relations with the West - analyzing the extent to which our perceptions of them include elements of myth and reality. Some lessons for current president Putin are suggested in the conclusions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rusia; URSS; Yeltsin; Putin; Política interior; Política exterior
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > International relations
ID Code:6362
Deposited On:25 Jun 2007
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 07:48

Repository Staff Only: item control page