Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, and leader of Nochniye Volki (the Night Wolves) biker group, Alexander Zaldostanov, also known as Khirurg (the Surgeon), left, speak during Putin’s visit to the group’s club in Moscow, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The banner reads: “To Sevastopol!” Putin met Tuesday Russian bikers before their departure to the Ukraine’s Crimean port of Sevastopol to take part in the upcoming 13th international motorbike show in support of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and marking the 65th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi Germany troops during the World War II. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)