The Communist empire was dismantled and a new Russian Federation took its place. With the establishment of an effectively new nation, new leaders were elected in the years to follow (they were all still Communists in reality, though).
Obviously, the United States government wanted to have a certain candidate in power because he was easier to deal with than other Communists who wanted to head the Russian government. That man was incumbent President Boris Yeltsin, and the United States government wanted him in the Russian presidency instead of his hardline Communist opponent.
Yeltsin had horrendous approval ratings, down into the single digits. So he sought out help from some American advisers to help him with the election.
And somehow, he won.
Time Magazine was all over this election interference and collusion story back in 1996, the Daily Wire points out.
As was written in Time Magazine all those years ago, the article was titled “Yanks To The Rescue — The Secret Story Of How American Advisers Helped Yeltsin Win.Read more at TheFederalistpapers