Red motocross: Bikers’ pilgrimage around Soviet shrines (ENG video)

The Wolves have left Belarus. Motocross bikers from Russian club Night Wolves started this morning from the Brest Fortress. The organized columns were growling their engines in the regional center with the permission of the local authorities and under the leadership of former Russian consul Nikita Matkovski.

“With the support of the Brest mayor and with the help of our Consulate General, we will take soil from the Brest Fortress to solemnly transfer the capsule to the hero-city Magaz,” said Andrei Bobrovski of the Roads of Victory unit of the Night Wolves motorcycle club.

Transportation of the soil from the fortress to the grave of its last defender in Ingushetia is only a small part of the moto pilgrimage around places that are sacred for every Soviet citizen. This motocross called Roads of Victory is the continuation of the failed breakthrough of the red bikers to Berlin. They had planned a triumphant ride through Bratislava, Vienna, Prague and Munich to celebrate May 9 in the German capital. But the barrier stopped them in Terespol. Poland refused the Night Wolves entry, the motocross supervisors had their visas canceled. The bikers got offended.

‘Those who make this whole russophobia, this thing here, all this, I am gonna tell these people: it’s gonna end bad! All this russophobia,’ said then the leader of the Night Wolves Alexander the Surgeon Zaldostanov.

This time in Brest the Night Wolves invited several European bikers for an exciting trip to Grozny in Chechnya, as well as to Sevastopol. They prepared a great show in honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. The bike festival called Victory Forge will be held under the slogan ‘For Motherland, For Stalin!’

“Do not forget that we are the victorious nation that won in a great war and paid a great price for the victory,” said the representative of the Night Wolves Dmitry the Pitbull from Crimea.

According to the head of the motocross rally, all the activities of Night Wolves in Brest and other Belarusian cities have no political context.

‘There is a unit of our motorcycle club in Belarus, we have there a large number of friends and relatives. I do not separate Belarus and Russia anyway, for me those are inseparable things. It is clear that there are two different presidents, different policies,’ said Andrei Bobrovski.

 Previously, they also failed to separate Crimea from Russia. The Night Wolves were just going there for a ride. But as the annexation of the peninsula started, the red bikers became active participants. Now on the Russian TV they are proud to tell you how they put checkpoints near the Ukrainian military facilities and participated in clashes with those who disagreed.

 Yaraslau Stseshyk

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