Putin joins bikers for a ride in Crimea

11 August 2019
2019-08-11 13:40

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attended a biker show organized by the Night Wolves motorcycle club on the peninsula of Crimea on Saturday.

Russian state television showed Putin in a leather jacket shaking hands and hugging with Russian biker club leader Alexander Zaldostanov and riding a Ural motorcycle near the Crimean city of Sevastopol, while tens of thousands of Russians staged the country's biggest political protest for eight years, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow's city legislature. Putin and the Kremlin have so far avoided commenting on the unrest over the Moscow city elections.

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