ADVERTISEMENT

Slovakia worried by local links to sanctions-hit Russian bikers


BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Russia's ultra-nationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia, prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the far-right.

The Night Wolves, under U.S. sanctions for their role in a pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine, opened a Slovak branch in June and held military-style exercises in the same month with the Slovak Recruits, a 200-strong paramilitary group.

   

ADVERTISEMENT