Eltsin and Russian Sovereignty Video

Rally Before the Congress of People’s Deputies (1989)
Description: Boris Eltsin, representative of the Democratic Platform, speaks outside Luzhniki Stadium and demands that activists of the Armenian national movement be released from prison.

Russian Presidential Inauguration (1991)
Description: Sergei Shakhrai, soon to be Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and co-author of its Constitution, explains the role of the Russian Federation President to the Parliament. Conservative delegates warn of the spectre of capitalism. The inauguration of the President of the Russian Republic (RSFSR). Boris El’tsin pronounces the oath of office.

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