In 1995, as a result of his many failures and poor decisions (not to mention unpopularity among the Russian population; having an approval rating of 2%) the first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, was killed during a coup by officers of the Russian Armed Forces. Colonel General Nikolai Kormiltsev becomes the acting President of Russia after several divisions of the Russian ground forces took control of the Kremlin, and having Yeltsin shot on 7 June 1995. As a result, a second civil war broke out in Russia, which lasted until 2000. Other post-Soviet states were affected by this ultimately. Some directly took part in the second civil war in Russia, while others had internal crises of their own, as populations were inspired by what occurred in Russia.