|Putin often dons leathers to ride with the Night Wolves, or Nochniye Volki.||The Night Wolves vows its 5,000 members would die for Putin. Their manifesto rejects most laws and the "warriors of the road" say they are on a mission to save Mother Russia, particularly from "gays and feminists."|
Putin with leader Alexander 'The Surgeon' Zaldostanov.
|The biker club has reportedly received more than $1 million from the Kremlin||In 2014, the Night Wolves stormed a naval facility in Crimea, with Zaldostanov personally overseeing “the confiscation of Ukrainian weapons.” He was later awarded a medal by Putin for his actions during the annexation of Crimea.|