Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Profitable Patriotism of Vladimir Putin's Biker Bromance

From globalvoicesonline.org

With a name like theirs, you expect big things from the “Night Wolves,” the Russian motorcycle gang that’s become internationally famous for its peculiar patriotic events and diehard support for Vladimir Putin and Russia’s recent foreign adventures in Ukraine. ... 

"Since Russia reclaimed Crimea and started supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Night Wolves have become a more overt political organization, with the group’s head, Alexander Zaldostanov (known commonly as “the Surgeon”), opining that his gang has become a “state-recognized instrument of public diplomacy.”

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