Monday, April 23, 2007

Boris Yeltsin - RIP

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin has died aged 76.

I suppose the biggest link with Ireland for Boris is his failure to get off his plane in Shannon back in 1994, allegedly, because of over indulging the vodka. In the process he kept Taoiseach Albert Reynolds waiting on the tarmac.

In any other country it would have been a massive diplomatic embarrassment. In Ireland, it laughed off as understandable.

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