EKATERINBURG, November 25. The first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin has created a Foundation for good relations between Russia and China. Such opinion in interview was expressed by Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Russia Li Hui.
“Boris Yeltsin laid a good Foundation for the development and deepening of our partnership and good-neighbourly relations between our countries. He almost every year with official visits visited China. Yeltsin and our then President first proposed the idea of establishing between the two countries strategic partnership and cooperation,” the Ambassador said.
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“Yeltsin Centre”. Dossier
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the work begun by Yeltsin, is successfully continued by the successors. “The case of Yeltsin is now under way, the baton is passed from hand to hand. The Chinese side appreciates the enormous personal contribution Yeltsin to our history, because he attached great importance to relations with China. This collaboration endorses the people of China,” added Li.
The Chinese Ambassador arrived Wednesday in Yekaterinburg for the opening of the Presidential center of Boris Yeltsin. “Yeltsin centre” was established on the basis of the law “On centers of historical heritage of presidents of the Russian Federation who have stopped execution of powers”, which was adopted in 2008. The funding from the Federal budget was allocated about 5 billion roubles. The area is 22 thousand square meters, there are educational and children’s centres, gallery, meeting room, Museum, archive and library. The core of the “Yeltsin Centre” is a Museum of the first President of Russia. In the archives of the Museum contains tens of thousands of documents, photographs, more than 130 video interviews, 163 are mounted mediaprograms.