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Statement by Senator Joe Biden on the Death of Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin

April 23, 2007

Washington, DC - Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) issued the following statement today in response to the passing of former President of the Russian Federation, Boris N. Yeltsin:

"At a moment when Russia's future hung in the balance, Boris Yeltsin climbed on a tank and tipped the scales of history. Russia was -- and remains -- a place of monumental problems. However, we all owe Mr. Yeltsin our gratitude for his efforts to forge a new peace in place of a long Cold War."

Joseph R. Biden, Statement by Senator Joe Biden on the Death of Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316740

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