The best Quotes by Boris Yeltsin

The best Quotes by Boris Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999. Originally a supporter of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin emerged under the perestroika reforms as one of Gorbachev's most powerful political opponents.

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.
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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.
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Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare.
There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
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.
You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
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.

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Every country has its own mafia. In Russia, the mafia has its own country.
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I want to say thank you to each of you because we are together. And when we feel the reliable support of those standing beside us, Russia becomes one big family.
Vladimir Putin - New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
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This country, Russia, has changed. Russia has become a real football country... where football has become part of the country's DNA and the culture.
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Russia... the prequel and sequel to the Sowjet Union.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
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Russia... the country that gave the world Tetris, merkins you wear on your heads, and potentially the 45th President of the United States.
John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
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Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.
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I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
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Could it be that Russians simply don't need freedom? That while other people do, Russians don't?
Russia is on the brink of catastrophe.
Yevgeny Prigozhin - April 2023
In Russia an authoritarian leader is running the country. You can't fight Putin with elections because he controls them. That's why demonstrations are the most effective approach. Unfortunately Russia has sunk to this primitive level.
When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy.
As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal. All nations should declare... that nuclear weapons must be destroyed. This is to save ourselves and our planet.
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If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.
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Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
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Dangers await only those who do not react to life.
Mikhail Gorbachev - October 1989
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Our power comes from the perception of our power.
If Putin goes ahead with his plan for a change of regime in Kyiv, then democracies around the world must now start thinking about a change of regime in Moscow.
Wladimir Klitschko - February 2022
There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
Boney M. - Rasputin
The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald's. Peking and Moscow don't have anything beautiful yet.
This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!
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Sometimes in life when you get what you want, you end up missing what you left behind.
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Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Innovation is about seeing things from a different perspective.
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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent... leave that to me.
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If there's not enough coffee for everyone, there's coffee for no one.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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Jewish communities are warning their members to avoid specific places for their own safety - today, here in Germany, almost 80 years after the Holocaust.
Robert Habeck - November 2023
If Putin were to win this war, what sign would that be for other dictators in the world like Xi, like the Chinese President? So therefore Ukraine has to win this war.
Annalena Baerbock - September 2023
I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio
Donald Trump - Juli 2024
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024

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