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Boris Yeltsin’s speech during the inauguration ceremony

“No words can describe what I am feeling now. For the first time in a thousand-year long history of Russia the President is taking his oath before the citizens of Russia. There is no honour higher than the one people render to his President; and there is no post more prestigious than the one the citizens elect.

I am feeling optimistic about the future and I am eager to act.

Great Russia will get up from its knees! We surely will turn it into a prosperous, democratic, peaceful, law-based and independent state.

Hard work has already begun. Having passed through all these endeavors, and clearly seeing the aim we are absolutely sure that Russia will be revived!” 

© | 2019 The handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation