The first Russian president of the post-Soviet era Boris Eltsin died of heart attack. He was 76.
Doctors say his heart stopped unexpectedly and caused his death. Unfortunately no more information's given so far.
Boris Eltsin started his carrer as a foreman in a construction firm. Then he was occupying various positions in the Kommunist Party of USSR.
Nobody was indifferent to Eltsin in Russia: he was either loved or hated.
Abroad he's known for showing up drunk to high-level meeting. Som russians say he ruined the great Soviet Empire and "sold his soul to americans".
Nevertheless he's remembered by Russians as the first Russian president.