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CLIP 2132

The rise of Yeltsin

The rise of Yeltsin
Key Info
  • The rise of Yeltsin
  • Duration: 05:33
  • The rise of Boris Yeltsin portrayed by archive and news footage, with commentary, through election campaigns of 1989 and 1990. The battle between Communist hardliners and those calling for national independence for the Republics is discussed.
  • Subject:



    The Cold War

  • Keywords: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, Soviet Union, Soviet, Cold War, USSR, Nationalism, independence
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could watch this video, and then in discussions or in groups construct a spider diagram or mind map to explain the factors behind the rise of Boris Yelstin.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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