Stay of the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev in Leningrad in the fall of 1987 Photos. Newsreel. 1917 year. Smolny, soldiers are guarding Smolny. The workers are arming themselves. Armed sailors are passing by. Cruiser Aurora". The city of Leningrad. Mikhail Gorbachev at Smolny, on the Aurora cruiser, lays wreaths at the monument to V. I. Lenin, at the Piskarevskoye cemetery, talks with old Bolsheviks, inspects the workshops of the Baltic plant, talks with workers, among them members of the working dynasty - the Sorokins. MS Gorbachev talks about perestroika.