Though it doesn’t offer a holistically chronological breakdown of his life, this film seeks to explore Boris Yeltsin’s political mind through first-hand accounts and perspectives, including those of the following: Alante Alfanderi, a Lithuanian director, who owes in part her freedom to the decisive action of Boris Yeltsin in the independence process of her country; Daniel Leconte who has attentively observed the Russian regime for more than twenty years. The film starts in Sverdlovsk in the 1930s and ends in 1989 when Eltsine won the first democratic elections of post-communist Russia. Through a search of Yeltsin’s background this film discovers the sources of a historical destiny and outlines the keys to an uncommon political behavior. In short, this film looks for an answer to the enigmatic nature of Eltsine. For better or worse, how did Eltsine become the founding father of Russian democracy? Based on the evidence of Boris Yeltsin’s close circle Naïma his wife, Gorbachev, etc., the film takes us through Eltsine’s career from his native Sverdlovsk to Moscow.
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