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World leaders pay tribute to Yeltsin

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The German Chancellor, Angela Merkl, has expressed her sadness at the death of the former Russian President. Merkl said Boris Yeltsin would be remembered with great fondness. “The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany took place during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin, and for that he will always be in our memory, as a very good friend.”

President George Bush issued a statement sazing he was deeplz saddened by Yeltsin’s death. “He played a key role as the Soviet Union dissolved, helped lay the foundation of freedom in Russia, and became the first democratically elected leader in that country’s history. I appreciate the efforts that President Yeltsin made to build a strong relationship between Russia and the United States. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Yeltsin family and to the Russian people.”