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Gorbachev in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, June 10 (RFE/RL) -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is pursuing his campaign to be the next president of Russia in St Petersburg today on the second day of a three day visit.

Gorbachev was scheduled today to visit two factories. He appeared yesterday on the television talk show "Pioneer" and then met journalists at the Vesti Press Club.

Discounting his tiny numbers in most pre-election polls, Gorbachev told the journalists that his campaign for Sunday's election has been blocked in the mass media.