1990: Boris Yeltsin elected to presidency of Russia
In 1989 Boris Yeltsin was elected to the Congress of Peoples Deputies as the delegate from Moscow district and took a seat on the Supreme Soviet of Russia SFSR(RSFSR), and in May 1990 he was elected chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of theRussian which later became known as the President of Russia. In June of 1991 Yeltsin was then elected as the Chairman of The Council of Ministers or Russia. In November of 1991 Yeltsin issued a decree banning of the communist party throughout the RSFSR.

In early December of 1991 Ukraine voted for independence from the Soviet Union. A week later, on December 8th, 1991, Yeltsin met withthe Ukrainian President and the leader of Belarus, Stanislav Shushkevich, in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, where the three presidents announced the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On December 24th, 1991, the Russian Federation took the Soviet Unions seat in the United Nations. The next day, the president of The Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, and the Soviet Union ceased to exist.


The event of Boris Yeltsin being elected to presidency of Russia played a big role in the Cold war because Yeltsin was a major help in overthrowing the Communist party, and the demise of the Soviet Union. The fall of the Soviet Union later led to the end of the Cold War.

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