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W on Yeltsin

 

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.  President Yeltsin was an historic figure who served his country during a time of momentous change.  He played a key role as the Soviet Union dissolved, helped lay the foundations of freedom in Russia, and became the first democratically elected leader in that country’s history.  I appreciate the efforts that President Yeltsin made to build a strong relationship between Russia and the United States.  We offer our sincerest condolences to the Yeltsin family and to the Russian people.

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