Boris Yeltsin Dies
Summed up by: Rachele Cermak
Boris Yeltsin, the first Russian Democratic President, died at age 76 on Tuesday.
He died from sudden heart failure.
During the Clinton Administration, President Clinton and Yeltsin took part in multiple meetings to help Moscow's transition into democracy.
After Yeltsin's death he was praised but heard little of it during his presidency.
Yeltsin's chaotic democracy was transformed into something called "sovereign democracy" - that has come to mean the absolute ascendancy of executive power.
Over Yeltsin's eight years as President he is remebered for multiple events.
"Yeltsin sincerely tried to do everything possible to make the lives of millions of Russians better," President Vladimir Putin said at a reception after Wednesday's funeral, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.