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Tatyana Borisovna Yumasheva (Russian: Татьяна Борисовна Юмашева; born January 17, 1960; former also Dyachenko, née Yeltsina) is the younger daughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Naina Yeltsina.

Tatyana Yumasheva
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Tatyana Borisovna Yeltsina

(1960-01-17) January 17, 1960 (age 59)

Early life and educationEdit

She graduated from MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics in 1983.[citation needed] She then worked at the Salyut Design Bureau and later at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center until 1994.[1]


Yeltsin made her his personal advisor in 1996 when his re-election campaign was faltering.[2] A memoir written by Yeltsin, as reported by the New York Times [3] credited her with advising against "banning Communist Party, dissolving Parliament and postponing presidential elections" in 1996. She was particularly influential as Yeltsin recovered from heart surgery in late 1996. She became the keystone in a small group of advisors known as "The Family," although the others (Alexander Voloshin and Valentin Yumashev) were not Yeltsin relatives.[4] Boris Berezovsky and other oligarchs were often included in the group as well.

In 2000, Dyachenko's name came up during a corruption investigation, but no charges were brought.[5] Dyachenko remained on the staff of Yeltsin's hand-picked successor Vladimir Putin, and was a key adviser to him during his 2000 election campaign,[6] but Putin dismissed her later that year.

Dyachenko is portrayed in the 2003 satirical comedy Spinning Boris, based on the real experiences of U.S. political consultants in the 1996 campaign.[7]

Dyachenko and Yumashev provided editorial assistance in preparing the last volume of her father's memoirs, Midnight Diaries.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Dyachenko was married to Alexey Dyachenko, a businessman who was recently[when?] made CEO of Urals Energy, a company under investigation by the Putin government as of 2008.[9]In 2001, Tatyana married her fellow presidential adviser Valentin Yumashev,[10] and flew to London to have a baby.[11] Yumashev is the father-in-law of oligarch Oleg Deripaska.[12] Tatyana is a close friend of another multi-billionaire, Roman Abramovich.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kirillov, Vladimir (2002). "Khrunichev Center - Leader of the Russian Space Sector". Eksport Vooruzheniy. Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (3). Archived from the original on 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  2. ^ "Rescuing Boris". Time. July 15, 1996. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2007.
  3. ^ Tyler, Patrick E. (October 8, 2000). "How Yeltsin Nearly Scuttled Democracy in Russia". The New York Times.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Russia's Puppet Master". Time. August 23, 1999. Archived from the original on July 12, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Survival Of The Fittest". Time. May 16, 1999. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2007.
  6. ^ "The Ice-Cold Strategy". Time. March 5, 2000. Archived from the original on May 21, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2007.
  7. ^ Poniewozik, James (March 15, 2004). "Television: Moscow on the Hustings". Time. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved May 15, 2007.
  8. ^ Osnos, Peter (April 25, 2007). "Mother Russia's Guiding Hand". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on March 21, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Yumasheva Tatyana Borisovna /". Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ Yeltsin Hunts for Fountain of Youth, THE MOSCOW TIMES | Article from The Moscow Times (Russia) | HighBeam Research
  11. ^ Yeltsin's daughter picks London for baby's birthplace. | Article from The Evening Standard (London, England) | Questia Online Library
  12. ^ "Due Diligence, Business Intelligence, Asset Retrieval, Debt Recovery in Europe, FSU, USA and worldwide". Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  13. ^ Franchetti, Mark (7 March 2010). "The Sober Truth Behind Boris Yeltsin's Drinking Problem". Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine The Sunday Times. Retrieved 22 February 2011.

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