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Commenting article: Night Wolves in Sofia: Pictures at an Exhibition for Peace

The interior of St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second-largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, was filled with unusual words on Friday afternoon, ones that rarely reverberate in a house where God and worshipers are supposed to meet.

"Terrorists, terrorists," chanted a crowd waving flags of the EU, NATO and Ukraine, standing on the footsteps, and police opened the doors of the cathedral to usher some of the protestes in, preventing a clash with the other group, across the security cordon.

Armed with Russian and Soviet union flags, the other group, gathered meters away on the cathedral square responded with even more insulting words, not suitable at all for this website, the least indecent one being "Brussels scum".

The two antagonized groups had little to do with the cathedral itself - only that on the "anti-Brussels" side, priests and women in traditional garments were waiting for a motorbike procession to arrive, filling their time listening to the Russian choir and and other pieces of local folklore.

They were all waiting for two dozen bikers.

Photo by Angel Petrov

The Night Wolves, a motorcycle club known for ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived in Bulgaria on June 30, led by Andrey Bobrovsky – the deputy to Alexander Zaldostanov, who heads the club and who was blacklisted by the US and Canada over the gang's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

Seedy - 4 Jul 2016 // 05:27:43

Tear up the passports of these brain-dead pro-Putin agitators and deport them all back to Moscow - and do the same for their treacherous \"Bulgarian\" supporters....

Rurik - 4 Jul 2016 // 20:07:08

"Tear up"? Seedy-the-Bolshevik ;)......"Brain-dead"? May be, may be ;) Still the modern NATO/EU leaders' idio-policy ;) does inevitably increase, imho, the number of "their treacherous" Bulgarian supporters.

Jerry - 5 Jul 2016 // 01:26:38

What is missing a Harly with the Hell's Angels from the United States?

Sandro of Chegem - 5 Jul 2016 // 02:50:57

Hells Angels rocker-fest next weekend ( 8-10 July ) at Veliko Turnovo.. Campsites under the pedestrian bridge..

Yankee war-mongers go home, and don't come back, ever...

Jerry - 5 Jul 2016 // 15:06:49

We need a Woodstock at Veliko Turnovo.

Where are the Bulgarian Flower Children?

Seedy - 5 Jul 2016 // 15:30:06

Sorry, Rurik - I forgot that "brain-dead pro-Putin agitator" is your job description in your Moscow troll-factory....

Warfou - 6 Jul 2016 // 10:59:58

Why don't those thugs ride Russian motorcycles instead of Yamahas and BMWs? Ah, yes, they wouldn't even had left Moscow until their motorcycles would had broken down.

Soviet flags, signs of appreciation to the Gulag and disgrace to millions of innocent victims to the regime comparable only to that of Hitler... The so-called "night wolves", a mere clan of US motorcycle clubs popular among red-necks, are Putin's favourites - it speaks for itself.

Rurik - 7 Jul 2016 // 20:30:24

"Soviet flags, signs of appreciation to the Gulag": for those "thugs" the soviet flags are the signs of victory
over Nazi Germany. Btw, just this victory saved Poles from the extermination by Hitler.
And about "it speaks for itself": "If I were the commander of [NATO] ship, I would shoot them[Russian jets]". Doesn't this cracked Polish ex-president Lech Walesa' statement speak both for itself and for his puppeteers
from across the Pond?
"Sorry, Rurik - I forgot"?! Alas, poor Seedy, a fellow of infinite obduracy (and of most excellent fancy;): "to forget", "to remember", "to think" are the "missions" of a grey substance that left the seedy skull ;)

Seedy - 8 Jul 2016 // 09:44:22

Rurik, didn't the Kremlin explain to you that if you want to troll an English-language site it really, really helps if you can make yourself even a teensy-weensy bit understandable in English?

Rurik - 8 Jul 2016 // 18:56:53

My good-for-nothing English as Your only salvation? Seedy,Seedy.....Glory to Your thick skull and RIP to Your brain, poor thing.

Jerry - 9 Jul 2016 // 01:10:36

It seems you never rode a BMW Motorcycle in Bulgaria.

The ride is like sitting on a flying carpet to heaven.

The motorcycle does not speak English or Russian but your instinct only speaks to you and speed controls your body.

You become an "Easy Rider".

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