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    The Czech Foreign Ministry banned Russia’s Night Wolves biker group from entering the country, Czech radio reported Saturday.

    The Foreign Ministry in Prague turned down an official Russian request to allow the Russian bikers free passage through the country’s territory, citing the Night Wolves’ failure to apply for an official permission to enter the country.

    Polish authorities said Friday they would not allow the Russian motorcycle group to enter Poland, but insisted the move was not political and was made in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee their security.

    The Night Wolves intend to cross several countries, following a path taken by the Red Army in World War Two, with the aim of arriving in Berlin in time for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in Moscow.

    The 6,000- km road trip would take them through Russia, Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria, before reaching Germany.

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