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Boris Yeltsin

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The Resume

    (February 1, 1931-April 23, 2007)
    Born near Yekaterinburg, Russia
    First secretary of Sverdlovsk District Central Committee (1976-85)
    Secretary of the Central Committee for Construction (1985)
    First secretary of Moscow City Communist Party (1985-87)
    Elected to Soviet Parliament (1989)
    Russian President (1991-99)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was an alcoholic in charge of one of the World's largest nuclear arsenals.
    He suffered from depression.
    He destroyed the historic house where the last tsar and his family were executed (1977).
    Mikhail Gorbachev fired him from the Politburo for criticizing the slow progress of Perestroika.
    He disbanded the democratic parliament and gave himself more powers (1993).
    He ordered Russian troops into Chechnya (1994).
    He presided over the collapse of the Soviet economy.
    In his last 18 months in power, he fired four prime ministers.

Why he might not be annoying:

    As a child, he blew off two fingers playing with a grenade.
    He was a pro volleyball player.
    He was married to the same woman since 1956.
    He was always an enthusiastic reformer.
    As a parliamentarian, he campaigned against state corruption.
    He personally stood up for Gorbachev in the face of a coup by hard-line army elements (August 18, 1991).
    In his resignation speech, he apologized to the nation for his mistakes (December 31, 1999).

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    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 429 Votes: 44.29% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 499 Votes: 39.88% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 227 Votes: 65.20% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 326 Votes: 68.71% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 687 Votes: 66.52% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1672 Votes: 65.97% Annoying