Vladimir Putin Defies Tens of Thousands of Protesters in Moscow by riding a Motorcycle Without a Helmet

Vladimir Putin defied thousands of anti-government protesters in Moscow demanding an end to his rule by riding his bike with the patriotic Night Wolves bikers.    

The Russian president, who rode his Ural bike without a helmet on the tenth anniversary of group's annual bike show in Sevastopol, Crimea, smiled at the crowds as his guards watched on from the sidelines on Saturday.

The defiant act comes as thousands continue to protest against the exclusion of opposition-minded candidates from taking part in an election for Moscow's city legislature this September.

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