24 April, 2007

Boris Yeltsin - the Judgement of History


My impression is that Boris Yeltsin will go down in history as a fun-loving boozer who loved to party, who also climbed on a tank to end Communism. I wish there were more world leaders like him (so long as they are not in charge of nuclear weapons or any country I live in or near).

5 comments:

Ammonite said...

Given the reports CBC, you are spot on.

Chris said...

Didn't he create all the oligarchs, create the monster Putin and basically sold out the average Russian citizen?

He did well for a Russian leader, but he could have done better

ian said...

Yeah yeah, he did loads of bad things - invading Chechnya, sending in the tanks against Russia's parliament, handing state industries to anyone who would buy him a drink, etc.. But I am thinking more of what History will think of him, and History is not bothered by nasty things like facts.

Anonymous said...

yes, you are right, but one always remember that US cunning act in shattering USSR. How it will be US is doomed by alqeeda, what happens to pitza stores.....?

ian said...

Indeed.