Yeltsin Dead

Story Highlights:
  • Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies aged 76, Kremlin confirms
  • Russian news agencies report Yeltsin died of heart failure Monday afternoon
  • National day of mourning, funeral to take place on Wednesday
  • Former Soviet leader Gorbachev says Yeltsin suffered a "tragic fate"

As a Russian Studies major, I'll have more to say on this later. I have studied Yeltsin extensively so his death is actually a major piece of news to me. All I can say right now is that he will be remembered by many by the following photograph.