Yeltsin | 1999
Profile of Boris Yeltsin, the man who managed the dismantling of the Soviet Union. The program follows Yeltsin from his years as a Communist leader to his arrival in Moscow as an ally of Gorbachev and his fights with the Communist Party and Gorbachev himself. The special explores how Yeltin's power and charisma failed him after he won the Russian presidency -- as he stuggled with a flawed economy, a rebellious parliament and the war in Chechnya. Afflicted with health problems, Yeltsin struggled throughout his nine years at the Kremlin helm.