The last time a large group of Russian vehicles, revving their engines, rolled into Georgia it was 2008 and a full-fledged invasion. This time, it’s Harley Davidsons, not BMP-2s, but, with hostility toward Russia still running strong, the Georgian government has opted to keep the bikers at bay.
On May 3, it denied entry to the Night Wolves, a motorcycle gang of leather-limbed and long-haired Russian nationalists bent on holding a motorcycle show in Tbilisi on May 9, World War II Victory Day.
Deputy Foreign Minister Shalva Khutsishvili said that the group’s presence in Georgia during the country’s Victory Day celebrations was undesirable, and that the Georgian border services reserve the right to choose whom they let into the country.
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