Saturday, 8 December 2007

Yeltsin story

The former British conservative prime minister John Major, after he was tipped out of office by Tony Blair in 1997, used to tell a great dinner party story about his dealings with the Russian leader Boris Yeltsin.

"I asked Boris to tell me briefly what the situation in Russia was like," Major recalled. "'Good', he said. I asked for a longer version. 'Not good', he replied."

-from Annabel Crabb

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