Boris Yeltsin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 1, 1931

Death Date

April 23, 2007

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure


World Leader

The world leader Boris Yeltsin died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The first President of Russia from 1990 to 1999, who took control after the fall of the Soviet Union. His tenure was marked by widespread corruption, inflation, and economic hardships for his country. .

He married Naina Yeltsina in 1956, and the couple have two daughters together.



“Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.” (Boris Yeltsin)


“A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.” (Boris Yeltsin)


“We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. Freedom is like that. It’s like air. When you have it, you don’t notice it.” (Boris Yeltsin)


“It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.” (Boris Yeltsin)


“You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long.” (Boris Yeltsin)