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Boris Yeltsin sworn in as first elected president of the Russian Federation

Boris Yeltsin sworn in as first elected president of the Russian Federation

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Yeltsin's inauguration symbolised the dawn of a new era, transitioning from the shadow of Soviet rule to the promise of democratic governance

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Publisted at 9:58 AM, Wed Jul 10th, 2024

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On 10 July 1991, Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected president of the Russian Federation, marking a pivotal moment in the nation's history. 

Yeltsin's inauguration symbolised the dawn of a new era, transitioning from the shadow of Soviet rule to the promise of democratic governance.

His leadership heralded significant political and economic reforms, as he navigated the challenges of establishing a fledgling democracy amidst the remnants of a collapsing empire.

Yeltsin's presidency would lay the foundation for a redefined Russia, striving for stability and global recognition in the post-Soviet landscape.

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