Russian PM jumps on a Harley to praise motorbikes

Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 09:58

Sevastopol: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin leaped on a Harley Davidson and roared into an international biker convention in southern Ukraine.

Around 5,000 bikers from Europe and beyond gathered in Sevastopol for the annual festival on Saturday on Ukraine`s Crimea peninsula.

Putin, in Ukraine for talks with the country`s new Russia-friendly leadership, had his black shirt sleeves rolled up as he motored toward a stage along a dusty road on the three-wheeled bike.

In sunglasses, black jeans and black fingerless gloves, the Russian Prime Minister clearly revelled in the moment, smiling and waving to the enthusiastic crowd.

From a podium, he described the motorbike as "the most democratic form of transport" and praised the bikers` free spirit.

He also urged them to unite in promoting safe driving.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 09:58

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