The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has declared a day of national mourning for Boris Yeltsin. “It’s thanks to this man, who’s passed away, that a whole new era was born. A new democratic Russia was born, a free state open to the world, a state in which power truly belongs to the people,” he said. President Putin said the day of national mourning would be this Wednesday, April 25th.
Russia declares day of mourning for Yeltsin