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Boris Yeltsin

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  1. Boris Yeltsin Foreign Policies

  2. Basic Concepts •Similar to that of Mikhail Gorbachev’s –Focused on domestic development, therefore: •Concentrated on creating a non-threatening external environment •Allow internal economical & political development •Hence, this produced a foreign policy of: –Appeasement –Retrenchment –Risk-avoidance

  3. Fall of Communism •Russia was extremely weak after the disintegration of the USSR –Staggering economic decline in the early 90’s resulted in a profound sense of national humiliation •Sergei Stankevich “foreign policy with us does not proceed from the directions and priorities of a developed statehood. On the contrary, the practice of our foreign policy will help Russia become Russia.”

  4. Chechnya - The Chechen war was a conflict between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria- Former Soviet Air Force general elected as president of Chechnya, Dzhokhar Dudayev - Dudayev led the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria - Throughout the early 1990s, rebellions started to emerge to seize Russian control in Chechnya - In December 1994, Yeltsin ordered the military invasion of Chechnya in an attempt to restore Moscow's control over the republic

  5. - In the Battle of Grozny, Russian troops attempted to take control of the mountainous areas of Chechnya, but were setback by the use of guerrilla warfare - There were heavy casualties in the Russian army, and they soon had a complete breakdown of morale - Thousands of civilians died due to the heavy bombing by air raids, about 35,000 civilians, including 5,000 children were killed by the bombardment of Grozny - The war ended at August 1996, and a ceasefire was signed by Yeltsin