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Russian biker club to send its flag to ISS

June 16, 2015, 16:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The flag will be taken by the son on Soviet cosmonaut Alexander Volkov sergey this autumn
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MOSCOW, June 16. /TASS/. Leader of Russia’s Night Wolves bikers’ club Alexander Zaldostanov, known under the nickname Surgeon, and Soviet cosmonaut Alexander Volkov have agreed to take the Night Wolves’ flag to the International Space Station (ISS), the club said on its website on Tuesday.

"Sergey Volkov, the son of the legendary cosmonaut, is to fly to the International Space Station this autumn. He will take the club’s flag and place it onboard the ISS," the club said.

An agreement to this effect was reached during the preparations for the international motor cycling festival Gagarin Cup in St. Petersburg.

The Night Wolves club was set up in the forms Soviet Union in May 1989. It sees its mission in organizing Russian and international biker rallies and festivals, promoting motor biking tourism. It participates in a number of public patriotically-oriented projects. The club has about 5,000 members and divisions in more than 30 Russian cities, as well as in Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia.

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