Tandem bike rally supports Russia's ruling duo

8th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Youth from Russia's pro-Kremlin groups mounted tandem bicycles and rode through Moscow Monday in support of Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin in the latest political stunt ahead of the 2012 polls.

Four tandem bicycles with eight youth activists from recently formed "I really do like Putin" and "Medvedev Girls" groups aimed to "show the country's leaders the comfort and efficiency of tandem bicycles," the groups' joint statement said ahead of their rally.

The bicycles with insignia bearing the president's and prime minister's faces lodged between the wheel spokes rode from the Kremlin to the White House, which houses the government.

Last week tandem bicycles were on display at the pro-Kremlin youth camp on lake Seliger where posters provided by the Nashi movement claimed that "Two bicyclists are the force of two hearts" and concluded that "Tandem is better."

Previously girls from the Putin and Medvedev clubs have stripped in public to wash cars and invited passers-by to pour their beer in provided buckets.

© 2011 AFP

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