Yeltsin, Boris (Nikolayevich)
YELTSIN, Boris (Nikolayevich)
YELTSIN, Boris (Nikolayevich). Russian, b. 1931. Genres: International relations/Current affairs, Politics/Government, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Joined the Communist party in 1961. Worked in various positions for the party, 1968-88. Appointed first secretary of the Sverdlovsk District Central Committee, 1976; secretary of the national Central Committee for Construction, 1985; first secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee, 1985; named as nonvoting member of the Politburo, 1986; removed from the post of first secretary of the Moscow City Party Committee, November 1987; removed from the Politburo, February 1988; elected to Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union, 1989; elected People's Deputy of the Russian Federation, 1989; reelected president of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation, June 1990; quit Communist Party, July 1990; elected president of Russia, June 1991. Publications: Against the Grain (autobiography), 1990; (author of intro.) Letters to Gorbachev: Life in Russia through the Postbag of Argumenty I Fakty, 1991; A President's Memoirs, 1994; Struggle for Russia, 1994; Midnight Diaries, 2000. Address: c/o The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.