Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 91

Presidential candidate Mikhail Gorbachev was slapped in the face today in Volgograd by a woman said to be a supporter of the radical Working Russia movement. (Itar-Tass, UPI, May 9) This is the second time in as many weeks that the former Soviet president, whom many Russians blame for the breakup of the USSR, has been hit in the face by a member of the public.

Standoff on Spy Charges Continues.