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Russian Night Wolves to ride across Prague on Saturday

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Prague, May 5 (CTK) – The Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves will stage a two-hour ride through Prague, twice crossing Wenceslas Square in the city centre, on Saturday, the organising association Red Eyed Cruee writes on its Facebook page on Thursday, saying the event has been allowed by authorities.

According to its web page, Red Eyed Cruee is the sole Czech entity which officially cooperates with the Night Wolves.

The motorcyclists close to Russian President Vladimir Putin also plan to commemorate the Soviet soldiers who fell during the liberation of Prague in May 1945 and who are buried at the Olsany cemetery.

Crossing Europe, the Night Wolves want to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the end of World War Two.

Its members are criticised as Russian nationalists. Their chief representative Alexandr Zaldostanov has been black-listed by the European Union since the Russian annexation of Crimea.

The press department of the Prague City Hall said the ride will take place between 13:00 and 18:00 CEST and that the police are prepared to maintain the peace.

South Moravia Region Governor Michal Hasek (senior government Social Democrats, CSSD) met the Night Wolves during their visit to Brno on Tuesday. Other Czech politicians have criticised him for featuring in a photograph next to the motorcyclists at the Brno central cemetery, which he posted on Facebook.

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