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  • Sold the future, not even "debatable"

    He took loans from the (future) oligarchs but promised shares of Russian national holdings as collateral. Both sides knew that the loans would default, putting shares of Russia's precious assets in private hands without any oversight by parliament. These carperbaggers (e.G. Khordorkovsky) also swept in and manipulated regular Russians (who were in a desperate financial situation) to cheaply sell their public shares of the government assets companies.

  • A Drunken Boorish Liar

    Yeltsin lied to the Soviet people and sold out his country to the western Banking System, causing a debt crisis. People lost everything, houses, jobs, savings, pensions, etc. All because of this Drunkard fool Yeltsin, who was a puppet of the west. Putin is the antithesis of Mr Yeltsin, and is taking back Russia for the Russians.

  • Boris Yeltsin was a traitor and a drunkard

    Unlike what many people in the west claim, the Soviet Union did not fail, but was sold out by Yeltsin, a drunkard who could not even take care of his personal affairs. Nobody took him seriously and therefore the once so strong USSR crumbled up to the crap it has become. Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Russia is again on its way up to succes

  • Boris Yeltsin was a traitor and a drunkard

    Unlike what many people in the west claim, the Soviet Union did not fail, but was sold out by Yeltsin, a drunkard who could not even take care of his personal affairs. Nobody took him seriously and therefore the once so strong USSR crumbled up to the crap it has become. Thanks to Vladimir Putin, Russia is again on its way up to succes

  • He was a traitor

    He broke the Soviet Union and sold off its assets at a fraction of their true value. The people were impoverished even as a few robber barons made billions and siphoned their ill gotten wealth abroad. The life expectancy declined and the country lost millions of people due to negative birth rate. The breakup of Soviet Union was a greater catastrophe for Russia than even the second World war.

  • He Dissolved the Soviet Union

    In what way could one possibly be more of a traitor than by dissolving the Soviet Union? He took apart the great nation that many thousands upon thousands of men & women had died to create and sustain. Boris Yeltsin was a traitor to The Soviet Union, A traitor to Russia and a traitor to communism

  • He had a vendeta

    He specifically targeted the Soviet union dissolution as a way to get back at the president of the Soviet union. Yeltsin showed no difference in his behavior than an american politician does today. He was kicked out of the Soviet party in the midst of massive reforms, for putting himself about all, and the people second.

  • No, he was committed to Russia.

    No, Boris Yeltsin was not a traitor, because he was committed to the welfare of Russia and the USSR. Boris Yeltsin made many positive developments for the USSR. Even though he was respected by the West, he was helpful in improving the quality of life for his people, and it is obvious that that was his priority throughout his political life.

  • Boris Yeltsin Did the Best He Could

    Post-Soviet Russia is a tough place to govern. Hard-line remnants of the Soviet regime are still in play in Russian politics. Boris Yeltsin did the best he could to satisfy everyone--the hardliners and those who wanted more democracy in the post-Cold War era. Yeltsin was no Gorbachev, yet I think his own people expected him to be more like his predecessor.


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