Lithuanian border guards on Monday refused entry to three Russian motorcyclists. However, the authorities are yet to establish their link to the pro-Kremlin biker club that intended to hold a controversial road trip from Moscow to Berlin.
Global politics is undermining the international solidarity of the biker community. Lithuanian bikers have declared they do not want to see members of the Russian motorcycle club Night Wolves MC, including its leader Alexander Zaldostanov, in their country, because the Russians have trampled on a central principle of the biker movement - stay away from politics.
The Lithuanian State Security Department (VSD) says that it warned the local authority of Plungė about risks involved in a trip to Russia by a group of young people from the western Lithuanian district.