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The BBC's Brian Hanrahan
"He showed that popular opinion could overwhelm authoritarianism"
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Tuesday, 4 January, 2000, 11:11 GMT
Yeltsin bows out: Special report




Boris Yeltsin's resignation announcement took Russia and the world by surprise. BBC News Online looks at what happens next in Russia, and what the Yeltsin years have meant for Russia's people:



Bolt from the blue



Yeltsin: 'I resign'
How Boris Yeltsin broke the news of his resignation in a surprise television announcement on New Year's Eve.
  • Text of resignation speech
  • World leaders pay tribute
  • Analysis: Shrewd move by Yeltsin
  • Putin takes charge



    The Yeltsin years



  • Flawed founder of Russian democracy
    Boris Yeltsin's presidency had become increasingly unpopular as well as unpredictable, but he will be remembered for bringing democracy to Russia.

  • Yeltsin retires in 'high spirits'
  • Yeltsin: Master of surprise
  • The economic record



    Race for the Kremlin



  • The contenders for the presidency
    Those hoping to succeed Boris Yeltsin as president of Russia have been jostling for position for some time.

  • Vladimir Putin, Yeltsin's anointed heir

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