Conflict & Justice

Vladimir Putin is Hog Wild for the Night Wolves

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Russian Prime Minister Putin rides with motorcycle enthusiasts during his visit to a bike festival in the southern Russian city of Novorossiisk.

So it's no surprise that the Russian president likes a good spin on a motorcycle, or a tricycle to be more precise.

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When he does don his leather jacket and go for a ride, he is usually flanked by a Slavic motorcycle gang known as the Night Wolves.

The Night Wolves are part rock n' roll and all patriotic. They profess a love of Russia, the Orthodox church and yes, the Harley-Davidson.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Simon Shuster, the Russia correspondent for Time Magazine, who wrote about Putin and the Night Wolves for the current issue of the magazine.

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