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    Former Russian president Yeltsin dead

    Just saw on CNN website

    Former Russian president Yeltsin dead
    Former President Boris Yeltsin, who engineered the final collapse of the Soviet Union and pushed Russia to embrace democracy and a market economy, has died, a Kremlin official said today. He was 76. Kremlin spokesman Alexander Smirnov confirmed Yeltsin's death, but gave no cause or further information. The Interfax news agency cited an unidentified medical source as saying he had died of heart failure.

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    he was a fine dancer....

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio]Just saw on CNN website

    Former Russian president Yeltsin dead
    Kremlin spokesman Alexander [B]Smirnov [/B] confirmed Yeltsin's death, but gave no cause or further information.

    Ironic. Asked how Yeltsin died, Smirnov said, why are you looking at me?

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