Photo story: Putin joins the Night Wolves

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) rides an Ural motorbike as he and nationalist motorcycle group Night Wolves with their leader Aleksander Zaldostanov (L) arrive before the Babylon’s Shadow bike show in Sevastopol, Crimea, in the weekend.

Putin and the Night Wolves bikers took part in an annual show organised by the motorcycle club in the Black Sea peninsula, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in March 2014, while tens of thousands of people on 10 August protested Putin’s government following local election violations.

Photos: EPA-EFE/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL

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Putin joins Night Wolves on Crimea Bike Festival
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) poses for a photo with members motorbike club Night Wolves at the Babylon’s Shadow bike show in Sevastopol, Crimea, 10 August 2019 (issued 11 August 2019). EPA-EFE/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL / POOL
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