Statue of Boris Yeltsin
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Boris Yeltsin statue unveiled by Medvedev

For the first time since the Soviet era, a statue has been erected to a Russian political leader.

The monument in Yekaterinburg, Boris Yeltsin's home city, is the centrepiece of the celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of his birth.

From Moscow, the BBC's Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 01 Feb 2011