On the New Year Boris Yeltsin will act as Father Frost for his family and hand out gifts. The first Russian president said this in an interview for the Zerkalo programme of the Russian state television channel RTR. Asked how he is going to meet the New Year, Boris Yeltsin said: "With my family and, as always, with the New Year's tree. I'll be Father Frost and hand out gifts to all".
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