President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTR) Shamil Tarpishchev said that thanks to the country's first president, Boris Yeltsin, a civil war was avoided. He spoke about this in an interview with RIA Novosti for the 90th anniversary of the birth of Yeltsin, which is celebrated on February 1.
“There was no civil war under him, although they gave $ 10 per barrel of oil. We have a panic when a barrel costs 30, and then it was three times less. The people got into such a situation, but thanks to Yeltsin they managed to avoid a civil war. I am sure that we will still write about this when the people understand what was happening at that time. There are people who, not knowing the situation, are talking nonsense about that time. It's useless to talk to such people, ”Tarpishchev said.
The full version of the interview will be released on Monday, February 1 at 10:00 Moscow time.
In early December, Yeltsin's adviser Sergei Shakhrai named Mikhail Gorbachev as the main culprit in the collapse of the USSR. He clarified that the Union began to disintegrate in the fall of 1991. “And the main reason for this was the rapid collapse of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which ended by October 1. Somewhere by court, as in the Baltic states, but somewhere by self-dissolution. This process was launched by Gorbachev, ”Shakhrai explained.
Yeltsin was the president of Russia from 1991 to 1999. On April 23, 2007, he died at the age of 76, he was buried at the Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow.