Definition of Yeltsin, Boris in English:

Yeltsin, Boris

proper noun

  • (1931–2007), Russian statesman; president of the Russian Federation 1991–99; full name Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin. Impatient with the slow pace of Gorbachev's reforms, Yeltsin resigned from the Communist Party after becoming president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in 1990. As president of the independent Russian Federation, he faced opposition to his reforms.

Pronunciation:

Yeltsin, Boris

/ˈyeltsən/