As the new millennium began, Yeltsin's sudden early retirement at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 1999, ushered in the new era. Putin came to power as interim president on January 1, 2000.
In March 2000 he was elected as new president of Russia.
The rest, as we now know, is HISTORY!
(Watch that historic resignation video above - from RT)
**Also watch on FututurisTrendcast - interesting to compare:
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