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  • The Day Frozen Pudding-Pops Destroyed Boris Yeltsin's Faith in Communism

    04/09/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    After a September 1989 tour of Houston's Johnson Space Center, Boris Yeltsin -freshly elected to the new Soviet Politburo- made an impromptu visit to a typical American grocery store -'Randalls'- in Clear Lake, Texas, to have himself a look around... And more than anything he'd seen at the advanced NASA facility, what really blew Yeltsin away was the sheer variety of goods at the supermarket. The fact that such stores where to be found in just about any town in America was said to be beyond comprehension for the Soviet politician- the pictures tell a thousand words- A mesmerized Yeltsin wandered the isles, marveled...
  • A Hidden History of Evil

    04/02/2011 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bronxville · 54 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    A Hidden History of Evil Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives? In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the Führer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains...
  • Drunk Boris Yeltsin was found outside White House in underpants trying to hail cab

    09/21/2009 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Sept. 21, 2009 | Paul Thompson
    Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a visit to Washington that he was found standing outside the White House in his underpants trying to hail a cab to go and buy a pizza. The following night he was mistaken for a drunken intruder when he was discovered stumbling around the basement of his guest house by secret service agents. The drunken behaviour of Yeltsin, who was known for his fondness for vodka and died two years ago aged 76, were revealed by former US president Bill Clinton. Clinton, who is no stranger to indiscretions of his own,...
  • Drunk Boris Yeltsin was found outside White House in underpants trying to hail cab

    Former Russian president Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a visit to Washington that he was found standing outside the White House in his underpants trying to hail a cab to go and buy a pizza. The following night he was mistaken for a drunken intruder when he was discovered stumbling around the basement of his guest house by secret service agents. The drunken behaviour of Yeltsin, who was known for his fondness for vodka and died two years ago aged 76, were revealed by former US president Bill Clinton. Russian President Boris Yeltsin (L) taps his watch to end...
  • Boris the Fighter (Bill Clinton Op-Ed)

    04/29/2007 10:24:57 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 628+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2007 | President Bill Clinton
    AS I walked behind Boris Yeltsin’s coffin at Novodevichy Cemetery on Wednesday, I found myself thinking about the man I worked with closely for nearly eight years and the role he played in changing the world, mostly for the better. Every time I met with him, Mr. Yeltsin left no doubt that he had two objectives above all others. The first was to make sure that the Russian people never again had to live under communism, or autocratic ultranationalism. The second was to form a solid, lasting partnership between a democratic Russia and the West. On the big issues that...
  • BREAKING on MSNBC: Boris Yeltsin dead

    04/23/2007 6:49:06 AM PDT · by dawgmeat9 · 125 replies · 6,830+ views
    Boris Yeltsin is dead, Russian news agencies say, quoting Kremlin.
  • Still alive, Boris Yeltsin says Latvians should forget word "occupation"

    09/04/2006 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 8 replies · 424+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | September 4, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Simply because of its location next to the Soviet Union, Latvia was forcibly annexed by the Soviets and brutally occupied for fifty years. But don't call it an "occupation," says former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Denial is a common symptom for alcoholics, as well as megalomaniacs. Yeltsin, who somehow has manage to dodge the grim reaper, is probably both of those, so what he says shouldn't be taken seriously. Yeltsin visited Latvia last week, and his visit was undoubtedly another reminder to Latvians as to why they should be grateful they're an independent nation again. From Mosnews.com: Latvia should forget...
  • Stalin's Ghost

    05/04/2006 5:36:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 85 replies · 1,269+ views
    Dick Cheney charges Vladimir Putin with limiting freedom and intimidating former Soviet satellites. A sure sign he's right: Russia's last communist premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, cries "provocation." The most dishonest news story of the 20th century was the cover-up of the Soviet Union's forced famine in the Ukraine in the 1930s by New York Times Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty. The Stalin sympathizer knew as many as 10 million Ukrainians died, yet he wrote that famine was not happening. Disgracefully, his Pulitzer Prize was never revoked and his photo still has a place of honor in the Times' offices. In a reminder...
  • The Clinton Years: The Gathering Storm (Speech delivered at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix)

    03/14/2006 5:13:14 PM PST · by tang-soo · 37 replies · 2,128+ views
    Hal Lindsey Oracle ^ | 2/23/2006 | Curt Weldon
    The Clinton Years: The Gathering Storm Rep. Curt Weldon, R-PA, delivered the following speech at Restoration Weekend, which took place at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix February 23-26, 2006: It’s good to be with all of you. Many of you are old friends whom I’ve met with over the years. It’s great to be able to share a few thoughts with you about national security and specific projects I’m working on. You know, in my 20 years in Congress, the one thing I’ve come to understand about our country’s history is that the success of our country’s security has really...
  • Yeltsin celebrates 75th birthday

    02/01/2006 2:40:01 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 352+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 2 February 2006
    RETIRED Russian president Boris Yeltsin will celebrate his 75th birthday today at a Kremlin function expected to include former US and German leaders Bill Clinton and Helmut Kohl. Yeltsin, who received messages of congratulations from Russian Patriarch Alexy II and Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov, spoke again before the occasion of his hopes as he steered Russia out of the Soviet era. "I wanted people to become free and happy," the ex-president said. Born in Siberia in 1931, Mr Yeltsin dissolved the Soviet Union in 1991 and founded modern Russia. But most Russians still view his presidency in a negative light,...
  • The Clintons Terrorist Ties

    02/12/2005 5:32:38 PM PST · by Calpernia · 117 replies · 6,108+ views
    VARIOUS ^ | Various
    In his FrontPage Magazine article Andrew Alexander’s Lies About the Cold War, Jamie Glazov speaks of the Soviet regime’s aggressive and expansionist designs against the West in the post-WWII period, and how de-classified Soviet sources prove that they had extensively infiltrated their agents into Western society. "...the Venona transcripts are thousands of Soviet intelligence messages that were intercepted and decoded over four decades by the FBI and the NSA (National Security Agency). Released over the past few years, these files prove that there was a large-scale Communist penetration of the U.S. government, and that Communist spies passed on valuable information...
  • Yeltsin: I had five heart attacks

    01/21/2004 1:48:01 AM PST · by Int · 2 replies · 212+ views
    BBC ^ | 2004/01/20 23:44:08 GMT
    Yeltsin: I had five heart attacks The former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, has admitted having five heart attacks while in office. Mr Yeltsin often disappeared from public view at critical moments during his presidency. His most notable absence came shortly before he was re-elected in 1996 when he faced a strong challenge from the Communist Party. At the time, Russian officials said Mr Yeltsin had flu, or was still working on documents. "While I was president, I survived five heart attacks," Mr Yeltsin told the RIA Novosti news agency. In 1997, as his appearances grew rarer and health more critical,...