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Yeltsin Center

Completion date
25 November 2015

+7 343 312-43-43

Named for
Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.

ul. Borisa Eltsina, 3, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia, 620031

Open today · 10AM–9PMThursday10AM–9PMFriday10AM–9PMSaturday10AM–9PMSunday10AM–9PMMondayClosedTuesday10AM–9PMWednesday(International Women's Day)10AM–9PMHours might differ

Uralmash, Monument Citizens, Church of All Saints - Yekaterinburg, Ipatiev House, Plotinka


Boris yeltsin presidential center yekaterinburg russia

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Yeltsin Center) is a social, cultural and educational center, which opened in Yekaterinburg in 2015.


One of the main objects of the center is Boris Yeltsin's Museum, dedicated to the contemporary political history of Russia and the first president of Russia.

History and Activities

The Yeltsin Center was established in accordance with the 2008 law "On centers of historical heritage of presidents of the Russian Federation ceased to carry out its powers" for the preservation, study and public presentation of the heritage of the first President of the Russian Federation "in the context of the recent history of the Fatherland, the development of democratic institutions and the rule of law".

Presidential Center of Boris Yeltsin was unveiled on 25 November 2015. The opening was attended by the President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Yeltsin's widow Naina, other representatives of the leadership of the country and the culture.

For the first year of operation of the Museum it was visited by over 250 thousand people. Visitors also attended various events at the Yeltsin Center: concerts of Russian and foreign artists, the festival "Island of the 90s", "Old new rock", the First Ural open Russian film festival, Comic-Con E-Con and others.

In December 2015 started a lecture series bookstore, "Piotrowski", which are the cultural and public figures. Lectures are held periodically in other areas of the Yeltsin Centre, for example the lecture of the former Minister of Interior of Germany Gerhart Baum. By the fall of 2016 in the cinema-conference hall of the center conduct lectures in the framework of the project "Intellecture", dedicated to the technologies of the future.

The center also periodically hosts various film festivals: Russian documentary film festival "Artdocfest". The first Ural open Russian film festival, American documentary film festival, a festival of films about music and new culture "Beat Weekend", the Jewish film festival and others.

Boris Yeltsin's Museum

The museum consists of 9 rooms:

  • Hall "Maze - the history of Russia from 1914 to 1987 and the history of the Yeltsin family."
  • Hall "The first day. "We are waiting for changes!""
  • Hall "Second day. August putsch"
  • Hall "Day Three. Unpopular measures"
  • Hall "Day four. Birth of the Constitution"
  • Hall "Day Five. "Vote or Lose""
  • Hall "The sixth day. Presidential marathon"
  • Hall "The seventh day. Farewell to the Kremlin"
  • Hall of Freedom
  • Photo
  • Criticism

    Yeltsin Center many times been criticized, for "distortion of historical events" and "propaganda." So Russian Director Nikita Mikhalkov accused the Centre in a deliberate manipulation of history and the destruction of the consciousness of the people. Almost since the Yeltsin Centre is accused by representatives of various organizations (e.g. the National Liberation Movement) in the distortion of information about events during the reign of Boris Yeltsin. In front of the center sometimes there are protests.


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