73 Total Quotes

Boris Yeltsin Quotes

I declare the resignation of the government of the Russian Federation,
Boris Yeltsin
#Government

is doing very little to get Russia out of the present crisis.
Boris Yeltsin
#Crisis

Russia is deeply upset by NATO's military action against sovereign Yugoslavia, which is nothing more than open aggression,
Boris Yeltsin
#Action

Despite Russia's resolute actions, NATO military action against Yugoslavia continues to escalate,
Boris Yeltsin
#Action

The majority of people still haven't felt the results of economic reform and aren't satisfied with our work,
Boris Yeltsin
#Majority

You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
Boris Yeltsin
#Russian Statesman

will be able to unite those who will renew the great Russia in the 21st century.
Boris Yeltsin
#Russia

There still is a lot of tears and sweat to spend before we identify the forms of business cooperation which are worthy of the two great nations,
Boris Yeltsin
#Business

Many provisions of the law infringe on constitutional rights and freedoms of individuals and citizens, establish inequality between different confessions and violate Russia's international obligations.
Boris Yeltsin
#Inequality

The main priority is not to allow any steps backwards, to maintain stability. Today we need people known as heavyweights. I consider the experience and weight of Chernomyrdin essential,
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#People

We believe that gradually, as we have planned, without hurry, this problem can be overcome,
Boris Yeltsin
#Believe

His contribution was invaluable to the formation of a new image of the Middle East, free of stereotypes of confrontation and enmity.
Boris Yeltsin
#Confrontation

Foreign investors should feel confident there will be no collapse of financial markets in Russia,
Boris Yeltsin
#Russia

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
Boris Yeltsin
#Life #Russian Statesman

My soul aches when I think about hungry soldiers, unpaid officers and their families, who have been suffering for years without a home of their own,
Boris Yeltsin
#Soldiers

We have firmly adopted a stance of saying 'no' to the force scenario. It is impossible. It means an world war,
Boris Yeltsin
#Force

No, it's not in the constitution. The constitution says two terms.
Boris Yeltsin
#Constitution

It must include competent, fresh people with initiative.
Boris Yeltsin
#People

That doesn't mean that I abandon my constitutional powers to appoint ministers and government members. No, I don't,
Boris Yeltsin
#Government

That's a question you have to ask the doctors.
Boris Yeltsin
#Doctors

We should find a compromise which would suit everyone,
Boris Yeltsin
#Compromise

In Russia, we are shaken by the NATO bombardment of the embassy of the Chinese People's Republic in Belgrade. This is an open outrage, and there is not and cannot be any justification for it,
Boris Yeltsin
#Russia

I apologize to the families of the victims. I apologize, because I carry the responsibility for it all, ... I also declare we will fight (the bombers) mercilessly.
Boris Yeltsin
#Responsibility

I decided not to go to the concert because I was tired, and I returned to the hotel to sleep,
Boris Yeltsin
#Sleep

It is very difficult to remove me and, considering my character, it is practically impossible,
Boris Yeltsin
#Character

if Russia stays with the path of reforms.
Boris Yeltsin
#Russia

We must hold peace talks,
Boris Yeltsin
#Peace

President Yeltsin is pushing the nation to a civil war.
Boris Yeltsin
#War

The patience of the public and of the president is not limitless,
Boris Yeltsin
#Patience