Friday, April 27, 2007

До свидания Борис

Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation, died this week and the pundits have been on TV discussing his role in changing Russia from communism to capitalism. No doubt the historians have already started to write their books on Yeltsin. However, I’m sure they will give him a more prominent place in Russian history than one of my pupils who, on seeing a picture of Boris on TV, commented, “Oh, I know him! He done something but I can’t remember what it was.” I wonder if the BBC is looking for a new foreign correspondent?

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