Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Russians' Opinion on Yeltsin
Recently a group of researchers conducted a poll of peoples' opinion on the late president Boris Yeltsin. Many have found a more negative-neutral opinion of Yeltsin rather than positive, with people remembering the negatives, such as the Chechen war, rather than the positives of his presidency.
"When researchers asked the audience about their general attitude to Yeltsin’s era in Russian history, 56 percent answered that this period brought more bad than good to the country. Only 18 percent said that they considered that the effect of this period was good in general and 26 percent found the question too difficult to answer."