Stunned the nation when he announced his resignation on New Year's Eve 1999, without advance notice.
[from his 1994 memoir "The Struggle for Russia"] The debilitating bouts of depression, the grave second thoughts, the insomnia and headaches in the middle of the night, the tears and despair . . . the hurt from people close to me who did not support...
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Butka, Ural Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Talitsa Raion, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia]