Boris Yeltsin's Surprise Resignation [AUDIO]

12 Jan 2018

(BBC) On the last day of 1999, Boris Yeltsin went on national television to apologize for his failures and to announce his resignation, taking the world by surprise. Tomila Lankina reflects on Yeltsin's legacy, along with Yeltsin’s wife Naina Yeltsina, and compares it to the Putin period.

Listen © BBC World Service (The History Hour)

The interview with Tomila Lankina begins at timestamp 9:35.