Putin’s bikers’ ride through Slovakia provokes concerns

The Night Wolves, a reportedly ultra-nationalist motorcycle club with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, are planning to make an appearance in Slovakia on their way to Berlin. Some Slovaks see this as a provocation and would like to see them barred from the country.

Some 50 bikers set off from Moscow on April 25 for the about 5000-km long journey that is to follow the route of the Red Army as it liberated eastern Europe up to Berlin towards the end of the war.

They were planning to reach Slovakia on May 2, but it is not clear how their journey will progress as Poland and Germany already announced they were denying the prominent members of the club entry to the country, calling the rally a provocation.

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