Top Photo: Boris Yeltsin hands over the presidential copy of the Russian constitution to incoming acting president, Vladimir Putin, at a swearing-in ceremony at the Kremlin on December 31, 1999. Yeltsin’s snap resignation took many observers by surprise. Putin was still relatively unknown at the time, though he quickly made his mark on the country’s politics. Photo:

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