Today, the 76-year life died the first president of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin.
Born Feb. 1, 1931 in the village of Butka ode Talitsky district of Sverdlovsk region. In 1955 he graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute. S.M.Kipova with the qualification "inzhenep-stpoitel».
In 1961 he joined the Communist Party.
In 1968 he headed the department of construction of the Sverdlovsk Regional Party Committee.
In 1975 he was appointed secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Party Committee, responsible for the industrial development of the region.
1976-1985 - first secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Party Committee.
1978-1989 years. - MP Vephovnogo Soviet (member of the Union).
From 1984 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1988 was a member of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet.
In 1981, at the XXVI Congress of the CPSU he was elected member of the CPSU Central Committee (a position he held until 1990).
In 1981 he headed the department of construction of the CPSU Central Committee.
In June 1985, he became secretary of the Party Central Committee on Construction.
From December 1985 to November 1987 he worked as the first secretary of the Moscow City Committee (IGC) of the CPSU.
From November 1987 to 1989 - first deputy chairman of USSR State Committee.
In March 1989 he was elected deputy of the USSR.
From June 1989 to December 1990 - Member of the USSR Armed Forces.
In March 1990 he was elected deputy of the RSFSR.
May 29, 1990 elected Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.
In July 1990, he left the party.
Since June 12, 1991 - President of the Russian Federation.
July 3, 1996 elected President of the Russian Federation for a second term.
December 31, 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a decree on his resignation.