Two members of the Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle club that supports Russian president Vladimir Putin, were denied entry into Lithuania on Saturday when they failed to identify the purpose of their trip and were found to be wearing certain Soviet symbols, like a red star.
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“At half past four, the border officers at the Medininkai control point on the border with Belarus refused entry to two Russian citizen motorcyclists. One was driving a Suzuki motorcycle with Russian plates and the second was driving a Honda motorcycle with Russian plates. Both were refused entry because they did not have documents explaining the reason for their visit and could not prove the reason for their visit,” said Giedrius Mišutis, a public relations specialists at the State Border Guard Service.

“The first motorcycle had signs with Soviet symbols, and this was another reason why it was refused entry. There were various slogans and a 5-point star,” Mišutis added.

Ten bikers from the Night Wolves motorcycle club were refused entry at about the same time last year, and their members have been refused entry to Poland as well.

Every year, the Night Wolves organise a trip from Moscow to Berlin that ends on May 9th, which is Victory Day in Russia – a celebration of the Red Army's victory in World War II. The motorcycle club considers their trip as a way to honour anti-fascist fighters.

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