Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University was founded in 1993 in accordance with The Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation (signed on 10.06.1992, Moscow, Russia). Due to The Decree of the Kyrgyz Republic President (signed on 28.09.1992, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic), the Terms of Establishment and Activities Agreement of Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation (09.09.1993), the Government Regulation of the Russian Federation (No.143, signed on 23.02.1994, Moscow), the order of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Higher Education No. 326-128/1 (14.02.1994) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University was established.
Since its establishment, the university has been cooperating with the Yeltsin Foundation that remains a trusted partner up to the present day. The foundation has been providing financial support to the university such as grants for 50 best students, provision with modern learning equipments as well as financial support with the Internet access of the whole university. In addition, the Yeltsin Foundation has supported various schools and university conducting academic competitions of Russian Language, international research and practice conferences on maintaining positive integrated learning environment within the CIS countries.
In 2004 by the decree of the Kyrgyz Republic President, the university was given a name of the First President of Russian Federation Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin as a sign of appreciation and respect for enormous support and encouragement in establishing the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University.