Democratization in the Soviet Union

The recently elected president of the Russian republic, Boris Yeltsin, spoke to the Center of Democracy on efforts to instill democracy in… read more

The recently elected president of the Russian republic, Boris Yeltsin, spoke to the Center of Democracy on efforts to instill democracy in the Soviet Union. Introducing President-Elect Yeltsin was Vice President Quayle, who welcomed the Russian politician as an “ally of democracy,” and said the U.S. did not want to decide between Soviet president Gorbachev and Russian president Yeltsin, but rather wanted good relations with both the Soviet Union and the Russian republic. After being awarded the 1991 International Democracy Prize, President-Elect Yeltsin accepted the award and said he favored independence for the Baltic republics. He announced the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation had passed legislation prohibiting aid to foreign countries and regimes, and recommended the U.S. not subsidize the Soviet bureaucracy, but rather farming and manufacturing. President-elect Yeltsin delivered his remarks in Russian, which were subsequently translated by an interpreter. close

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Program ID:
18494-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jun 19, 1991 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 20, 1991 | 12:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 20, 1991 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 23, 1991 | 6:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 1991 | 10:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 1991 | 6:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 1991 | 3:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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