Boris Yeltsin

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  • ''One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now for the first time, I can tell you that you're a disaster.''
    Boris Yeltsin (b.1931), Russian president. Comment to the press, following meeting with Clinton at the F. D. R. home, Hyde Park, NY, October 23, 1995, New York Times, p. 1A (October 24, 1995). Clinton doubled over with laughter, and added to reporters, "Be sure you get the right attribution there."
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  • ''Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.''
    Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. quoted in Independent (London, Sept. 13, 1989).

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