City of Leningrad, December 1989. District pre-election meeting for registration of candidates for People's Deputies of the USSR. Meeting room, presidium. Speakers: G. Bogomolov, E. Proshina, L. Kleimenova. Newsreel. First Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR on May 25, 1989. The first meeting of the congress is chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Speakers: Boris N. Yeltsin, S. Levashov, Zolotukhin. Sociologist A. Alekseev, engineer Y. Nesterov commenting on the conduct of the meeting of the congress M. S. Gorbachev. Workers of enterprises, institutions, public institutions on TV, radio are watching the work of the First Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR.