Small group of nationalist Russian bikers enters Germany

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 3, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a small group of nationalist Russian bikers has entered Germany, part of a ride from Moscow that is due to end in Berlin on May 9.

Bavarian police said the group entered Germany from Austria on Sunday afternoon, but couldn't say exactly how many people it included.

The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves are commemorating the Russian and Allied defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago in World War II.

Some EU officials expressed criticism of their plans and Poland denied them entry, reflecting strains over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict. The German government canceled the visas of a handful of people believed to belong to the group's leadership.

In neighboring Austria on Saturday, two group members laid a wreath at a monument to Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast