Berlin authorities will not give the Russian biker club "Night Wolves” permission to organize a bike tour in honor of the Allied victory in World War II, the German newspaper “Die Welt” reported, citing a source in the German law enforcement service.
The service has not yet received a special request from the biker-club to cross the country’s capital, which is mandatory in such cases. However, the answer will be negative anyway, a source told the newspaper.
Nevertheless, club members can organize a "modest celebration" in Berlin as tourists. There is no special permission required for such an event. However, it will be held under control of the police anyway, a representative of the city authorities said.
Members of the club "Night Wolves" decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over fascism, by organizing a bike tour from Moscow to Berlin. They are expected to start the rally on April 25.
The bikers are planning to visit Minsk, Brest, Wrocław, Brno, Bratislava, Vienna, Munich and Prague and finish the journey on May 9, in Berlin, laying flowers at the monument for Soviet soldiers in Treptow Park.