Russian biker saga: Denied entry at Polish border, they vow to take another route to Berlin

Russian biker saga: Denied entry at Polish border, they vow to take another route to Berlin

[Ed. – We won’t let you down, LU Nation.  We’re going to cover this one from beginning to end.]

The leader of a Russian nationalist motorcycle club whose members were refused entry into Poland said Tuesday they haven’t abandoned their plans to ride to Berlin to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

Ten members of the Night Wolves who aimed to ride through Poland and other countries en route to Berlin were turned back Monday at the Poland-Belarus border. Poland last week denied entry for the group, saying their plan was a provocation.

The Night Wolves are closely allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin and are vehement supporters of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Club leader Alexander Zaldostanov told reporters in the Belarus border city of Brest that the riders would try other routes to complete the ride, but he didn’t give any details.

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