CLIENT: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center|COMPLETED: January 2017
Communicate the thought process behind Boris Yeltsin’s choice for his successor as the next president of Russia.
The media installation immerses the visitors into the world of Yeltsin during the last year of his presidency.
In 1999, in his traditional New Year’s address to the nation, Boris Yeltsin announced that he had decided to step down as president of Russia several months earlier than his term was due to expire. Vladimir Putin, the acting Prime Minister, became the new president. Drawing on Yeltsin’s public speeches and memoirs, we designed and produced a complex media installation that immerses visitors of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center in Yekaterinburg into the rationale behind Yeltsin’s historic decision.