Vladimir Putin’s Stalinist biker gang ‘friends’ camp out on Polish border after authorities ban them from entering country on WWII memorial ride

Vladimir Putin rides a Harley Davidson trike next to Night Wolves leader Alexander Zaldostanov in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, in 2011

A Russian biker gang, which Vladimir Putin describes as his ‘friends’, has camped out on the Polish border after being banned from entering the country for a World War II memorial ride.

Polish authorities said last week they would ban entry to the Night Wolves, with leaders calling their plans to ride through Poland en route to commemorations of World War II a ‘provocation’.

The group vowed to enter anyway and 15 were seen Monday morning at the border crossing between Brest, Belarus, and Terespol, Poland…

unnamed-10A flag bearing the image of Stalin is seen as Night Wolves bikers gather in Moscow ahead of the memorial run