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Germany: ‘Night Wolves’ lay wreaths at Soviet war memorials in Berlin03:46

Germany: ‘Night Wolves’ lay wreaths at Soviet war memorials in Berlin

Germany, Berlin
May 9, 2016 at 15:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the Russian ‘Night Wolves’ motorcycle club laid wreaths at Soviet war memorials in Berlin’s Treptower Park and Tiergarten, Monday, to mark the 71st anniversary of Victory Day.

Their motorcade, dubbed 'Roads of Victory 2016,' set off on a 6,000-kilometre (3,728-mile) journey from Moscow to Berlin on April 29. The group visited a number of countries en route including Belarus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria, but were denied entry into Poland. During their ride from Moscow to the German capital, they also visited several battlefields and cities fought over by the Red Army.

The Night Wolves’ ride is part of the commemoration services held to mark the 71st anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Roughly 80,000 Red Army soldiers died in the Battle of Berlin.

Germany: ‘Night Wolves’ lay wreaths at Soviet war memorials in Berlin03:46
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Members of the Russian ‘Night Wolves’ motorcycle club laid wreaths at Soviet war memorials in Berlin’s Treptower Park and Tiergarten, Monday, to mark the 71st anniversary of Victory Day.

Their motorcade, dubbed 'Roads of Victory 2016,' set off on a 6,000-kilometre (3,728-mile) journey from Moscow to Berlin on April 29. The group visited a number of countries en route including Belarus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria, but were denied entry into Poland. During their ride from Moscow to the German capital, they also visited several battlefields and cities fought over by the Red Army.

The Night Wolves’ ride is part of the commemoration services held to mark the 71st anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Roughly 80,000 Red Army soldiers died in the Battle of Berlin.

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