Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin, first Russian president.

Many say he was very drunk often while official meetings.

On this small video he is very surprised that his speech has ended. He looks on the paper again and again looking if is it continued in some place, not finding it he asks: “Is it the end?”. Then he staggers and almost falls down – but president of Belarus, Lukashenko helps him.

After that he reads the last sentence again.

33 thoughts on “Boris Yeltsin”

  1. Но это еще ничего. Брежнев однажды вообще перевернул лист с текстом к верху ногами.

  2. “Yeltsin is clown of Russian politics.”
    “Who can remember him singing ‘Kalinka’?”
    “Yelstin is a clown, and Lukashenko is a devil. . .”
    “Thats exactly why we are happy with Putin.”

    Yeltsin had his faults and failings, but he knew what was right and what was wrong, early on he did his duty for Liberty and he knew when to step down. How many other leaders can say the same?

  3. “I found picture of Putin smiling!

    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Img/923/0004107.jpg

    Guess the Scottish First Minister gave him some hard whisky to drink 😉

  4. The Westerners definately liked him better than Putin. After all, it’s better to have a drunken president run weak Russia and have it out of world politics rather than someone who’s trying to make it strong again. See how everyone is upset right now! Pussies.

  5. The Westerners definately liked him better than Putin. After all, it’s better to have a drunken president run weak Russia and have it out of world politics rather than someone who’s trying to make it strong again. See how everyone is upset right now! Pussies.

    Comment by dRE

    Hmmmm. . . I’m not sure how having a strong Russia really makes your daily life any better. Sure, the economy was horrible under Yeltsin, but that was more because of the transition from communist to capitalist (Yeltsin may have done a poor job of the transition, but he was doing what no man had done before so I give him some credit despite his mistakes).

    I know they are very different countries, but in the U.S. having George Bush (a “strong” president) hasn’t made our lives any better, and arguabley our lives have gotten worse in some ways– the economy might be pretty good (right now), but the environment is getting worse, the government is wasting lots of money, innocent people are not allowed on flights because their name is similar to a terrorist’s.

    You might praise Putin now, but will you praise him when someone you know and love is suddenly imprisoned for criticizing the government? It wasn’t that long ago that you could go to jail for making a joke about Communism.

    This isn’t football or hockey, we shouldn’t be aiming for our country to be stronger than another, we should be trying to make our lives better, trying to live together peacfully, and making your neighbor’s life better helps you in the end (if Mexico’s economy weren’t so bad the U.S. wouldnt have to worry about illegal immigrants.)

  6. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Boris Eltsyn the great democrat. Otherwise it would not love in the West. That that the blessing for the West, the blessing for all world.

  7. “The Westerners definately liked him better than Putin. After all, it’s better to have a drunken president run weak Russia and have it out of world politics rather than someone who’s trying to make it strong again. See how everyone is upset right now! Pussies.”

    Everyone deserves their leaders.

  8. “I’m not sure how having a strong Russia really makes your daily life any better”

    illlich: Well, it surely doesn’t make any Westerner’s daily life any better, but it did already make an average Russian’s life much better. Noone in the world can deny that Russia’s standard of living is improving, can you?
    I really can’t imagine having a weak country with good living, can you give an example??

  9. by Losha

    I do not think that here it is possible to attribute Norway. Not the weak country. Even in wars participated, and won. Switzerland, Sweden usually in a neutrality. Small yes, but forces to estimate difficultly. And wars with participation Belgium, Luxembourg I shall not remember.

  10. Losha: Wow, in what way exactly do you mean they’re weak?? The life in those countries is strictly controlled – break the law and get immediately punished. The government is strong to support this. Russia is not like that even with Putin.

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