WASHINGTON, August 31. /Basereporter.com/. Boris Yeltsin in a telephone conversation with bill Clinton in September 1999 called the reasons why chose Vladimir Putin as his successor. Transcript of telephone conversation between the two leaders published on the website of the Presidential library of bill Clinton.
These materials should be that the conversation between Yeltsin and Clinton took place almost a month after August 9, Yeltsin Televershina the Russians have named Vladimir Putin as his successor. During the meeting, Yeltsin said that Clinton and Putin will meet in the near future, in this regard told effect at the time the American leader, who is his successor. “It took me a long time to think about who could become President of Russia in 2000,” said incumbent at the time the President of the Russian Federation.
“In the end, I met him [Putin], have studied his biography, his interests, his environment, and so on. I found that this solid man who is aware of everything that happens under his control. But he’s also thorough and strong, very communicative. He can easily establish good relations and contacts with people, who are its partners. I’m sure you’ll see him as a very qualified partner,” said Yeltsin.
In that telephone conversation, Yeltsin also expressed confidence that Putin would be supported by the elections in 2000.
9 August 1999 in a televised address, Russian President Boris Yeltsin stated that he had decided to dismiss the government of Sergei Stepashin and appealed to the state Duma to approve in the post of Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Yeltsin said that he sees him as his successor, and expects that Putin will be able to “consolidate society.” The same day Vladimir Putin was appointed first Deputy Prime Minister and acting head of the Cabinet of Ministers.