Contents tagged with Night Wolves

  • EU to add Russia's largest bank and Night Wolves biker club to sanctions list

    The European Union is expected to add Russia’s largest bank, Sberbak, and the pro-Kremlin biker club Night Wolves to the list of individuals and companies under sanctions for supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    A total of 48 individuals and nine entities are to be added to the sanctions list.

    The new additions include the head of the giant zinc and cooper firm UMMC, Andrew Kozitsyn, as well as the deputy head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Sergei Korolev. Korolev "is …

  • Kremlin's main biker begins his show in Sevastopol

    The Night Wolves, a motorcycle club closely linked to the Kremlin, organized and started a bike show "The Russian Dream" the Mount Gasfort area in the annexed Sevastopol, the leader of the bikers, Alexander Zaldostanov aka "Surgeon" announced this on his Facebook page.

    According to RIA Krym report, the first day of the event traditionally starts with a concert that includes Russian rock performers. The "December" band from St. Petersburg opened this year’s rock concert. An American-Russian …

  • Slovak president: Russian Night Wolves biker gang was involved in annexation of Crimea

    President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska said in an address on July 31 that the Russian motorcyclist club, the “Night Wolves”, took part in the military operation in Crimea, alongside the special divisions of the Russian army.

    “The Night Wolves are an instrument of the regime, engaging in the seizure of the neighboring country’s territory – the annexation of part of Ukraine, which contravenes international law,” the Slovak president observed. He drew attention to the fact that Slovakia …

  • Putin’s ‘Night wolves’ establish a military camp in Slovakia

    On the eve of the anniversary of the Warsaw Pact troops’ incursion into the territory of then Czechoslovakia, a group of the Kremlin’s propagandists from the biker club Night Wolves established a military camp near the capital of Slovakia, reported Radio Svoboda.

    Their camp is located sixty kilometers away from Bratislava in the Dolná Krupá village, not far from the border crossings of Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic. The camp is a big area enclosed with high fences with several …

  • Member of Russian Night Wolves biker club affiliated with Putin denied entry into Ukraine and banned for three years

    On Saturday, February 17, Ukrainian border guards refused entry to a Russian biker nicknamed “Vodyanoy" of the Night Wolves Russian motorcycle club, the Ukrainian State Border Service reports.

    On Saturday, Vodyanoy arrived on a flight to Boryspil airport where law enforcement officers established that he was a member of the notorious motorcycle gang that had strong connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the border control process, he was informed of the three-year ban on …

  • Putin plans another visit to Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning another visit to Crimea. According to Russian media group RBC, he will visit the peninsula August 18-20.

    During the trip, Putin will talk with members of the Tavrida youth camp, which he visited last year. At that time, the camp will be renamed to “Creative Country Team.”

    It has also been stated that Putin will visit the Opera in Chersonesus festival in the Sevastopol Museum, scheduled for August 19-20, as well as the Night Wolves bike show, where …

  • Media: Russian biker club Night Wolves denied presidential grant

    A coordinating committee for the distribution of presidential grants has rejected all three applications for a grant to pay for a project to be completed by the Night Wolves Russian motorcycle club, as reported by Kommersant.

    According to the publication, two grant applications were not submitted for consideration at all.

    The Night Wolves motorcycle organization of the Izmaylovo District in Moscow was not able to substantiate the need for the "Your Russia" project, which would create a …

  • Russian bikers not allowed to enter Poland

    The leader of Russian motoclub "Night Wolves", Alexander Zaldostanov ("Surgeon"), spoke of problems when entering Poland.

    "This year, our action ("Victory Roads - to Berlin ") is developing in the same dramatic way as in previous years. Today I have information that our column headed from Kaliningrad to Braniewo, was stopped," - He said at a press conference in Brest, reports Sputnik-Belarus.

    According to Zaldostanov, the Polish border guards checked the license plate of each motorcycle to …

  • Leader of the Night Wolves biker club spoke at Russian Economic Forum

    Biker Alexander "The Surgeon" Zaldostanov was invited to speak at the Gaidar Economic Forum, which takes place in Moscow. He took part in the discussion "Innovations in the formation of tourist-recreational clusters in the Russian Federation."

    As reported by TASS, during his speech The Surgeon spoke of Patriot Park, which is being created in occupied Sevastopol by the Night Wolves motorcycle club.

    Zaldostanov believes it is a popular and promising project that "can become a kind of informal …

  • Night Wolves turned against Putin's Press Secretary

    The Moscow-based daily newspaper Moskovskiy Komsomolets reported that the leader of the Ural biker’s organization "Night Wolves," Mikhail Kaigorodov, advised Russian President Putin’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, to make sure that all members of Peskov’s family returned home and that their American citizenship was dealt with.These comments were made in response to Peskov’s recent criticism of Alexander “The Surgeon” Zaldostanov, to whom Kaigorodov reports directly.The conflict between Peskov …