Boris Yeltsin death

  • 4468 days ago

    Mourners prepare for Yeltsin's funeral

    Dignitaries from around the world will attend the funeral of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow today.

  • 4468 days ago

    Russia bids farewell to Yeltsin

    Russia bid a solemn farewell today to Boris Yeltsin, its first post-Soviet leader, in a funeral presided over by some two dozen white-robed priests and a crowd of dignitaries including President Vladimir Putin and two former US leaders.

  • 4468 days ago

    Mourners file past Yeltsin's casket

    Hundreds of mourners – some weeping, many clutching flowers – filed through a soaring, gold-domed Moscow cathedral today, past the open casket for Boris Yeltsin, paying tribute to a man who brought epochal changes to Russia but left behind a tarnished legacy.

  • 4469 days ago

    Tributes paid to Yeltsin ahead of funeral

    The funeral of former President Boris Yeltsin – who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia toward pluralism and a market economy – will take place tomorrow.

  • 4469 days ago

    Kremlin official confirms Yeltsin death

    Boris Yeltsin has died aged 76, a Kremlin official said today.

  • 4469 days agonewsflash

    Report: Former Russian president Yeltsin dies

    Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin has died aged 76, a Kremlin official said today.

  • 4469 days ago

    Tributes pour in for Yeltsin

    Tributes were paid to "larger than life" former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin today after the announcement of his death, aged 76.

  • 4469 days ago

    Reynolds tells of Yeltsin's favours after Shannon snub

    Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds managed to extract two favours out of the late Russian president Boris Yeltsin in return for famously snubbing him at Shannon Airport in 1994, it emerged today.

  • 4469 days ago

    EU and Nato praise Yeltsin

    The European Union and the Nato alliance hailed Boris Yeltsin today as a healer of the Cold War divide who opened up Russia to the rest of Europe.

  • 4469 days ago

    Yeltsin leaves mixed legacy

    Former President Boris Yeltsin - who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy - has died, a Kremlin official said today. He was 76.