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May 21, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Monday's results from the St. Petersburg gubernatorial election are a harbinger of the June 16 Russian presidential vote, Boris N. Yeltsin may be in for a bruising. St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly A. Sobchak was expected to ride his reputation as a democratic reformer to a convincing lead over his nearest rivals, but his deputy-turned-challenger made a dramatic rise in popularity to force the contest into a second round. Sobchak won less than 29% of the vote in the city of 4.
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May 21, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Monday's results from the St. Petersburg gubernatorial election are a harbinger of the June 16 Russian presidential vote, Boris N. Yeltsin may be in for a bruising. St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly A. Sobchak was expected to ride his reputation as a democratic reformer to a convincing lead over his nearest rivals, but his deputy-turned-challenger made a dramatic rise in popularity to force the contest into a second round. Sobchak won less than 29% of the vote in the city of 4.
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May 12, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One campaigner was hospitalized after an unknown assailant threw acid in his face. Mayor Anatoly A. Sobchak claims that his opponents are bankrolled by organized crime. Yuri Boldyrev and other challengers accuse the incumbent of media manipulation, intimidating opponents and selling out St. Petersburg to rescue struggling Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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May 12, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One campaigner was hospitalized after an unknown assailant threw acid in his face. Mayor Anatoly A. Sobchak claims that his opponents are bankrolled by organized crime. Yuri Boldyrev and other challengers accuse the incumbent of media manipulation, intimidating opponents and selling out St. Petersburg to rescue struggling Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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