Boris Yeltsin (1 February 1931 - 23 April 2007) was the first President of Russia, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was in office from 1991 to 1999.
When Abstergo Industries realized that the then-leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, didn't recognize the company's goals, they manipulated Margaret Thatcher to send a letter to Yeltsin telling him of their intention to dispose Gorbachev. A secret meeting was called in Belavezhskaya Forest, and Yeltsin was appointed to unseat Gorbachev and take over control of Russia. He dissolved the Soviet Union and thus Gorbachev's reforms, turning Russia into a more capitalist nation.
In 2000, Yeltsin and the Templars gave control over to Yeltsin's friend and political pupil Vladimir Putin, who continued capitalizing Russia.