Aleksandr Zaldostanov (“the Surgeon”), the head of the Night Wolves MC, said that bikers from the Night Wolves would hold a rally in the Donbass supporting the pro-Russian party in Crimea, saying, “On Sunday, we’ll hold a rally called “Russian Spring”, which will begin in Popasnaya and go throughout the southern Donbass. My friend Misha organised it. We’ll use our cars, not our bikes, as the weather’s too cold and the roads could be slippery. People will join us in the communities that we pass through. At the beginning, we’ll have 30 cars; the rest will join us on the way”. Zaldostanov won’t take part in this rally, noting that he had to be with “his boys” in Sevastopol, “I can’t be there. For the past five years, we’ve gone to Sevastopol, and the result it was a signing of a twin cities agreement between Sevastopol and Stalingrad. The Banderovtsy want to take away the city of my childhood, they want to humiliate and destroy the Russian population, and we certainly can’t be apathetic to that. This is like a hometown for me, like Moscow. It may even be more Russian than Moscow is. Therefore, there are a lot of decent people who’ll come to the aid of this city and the Crimea. There are a lot of good people in the Ukraine, even though it’s occupied by the Banderovtsy gang. Those guys are obsessed with separating the Ukraine from Russia; they try to set those who are one people at each other’s throats”.
1 March 2014