Photos: Germany Says It Will Keep Pro-Putin 'Night Wolves' Biker Gang Out

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A man adjusts a flag before a farewell ceremony to see off participants of a bike ride, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at a bike centre in Moscow, April 25, 2015. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German border guards will try to stop members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from crossing the border in a biker parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on May 9, government officials said on Monday.

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Leader of the motorcycling club Night Wolves, Alexander Zaldostanov, nicknamed "Khirurg" (Surgeon), talks to journalists before a farewell ceremony to see off participants of a bike ride, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at a bike centre in Moscow, April 25, 2015. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Even though members of the "Night Wolves" may already have visas for Germany, they will be revoked at the border if members of the group, blacklisted in the United States for their participation in Russia's annexation of Crimea, try to enter.

"The border guards are aware that there might be people with visas that are valid but have actually been annulled," said foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer.

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"There is a legal administrative procedure in which visas already issued can be annulled so it would be possible to deny entry to people who are carrying visas."

Poland said on Friday it would not allow the club with ties to PresidentVladimir Putin to cross into its territory.

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Polish motorbikers turn back after waiting for members of Russian motorbikers group "Night Wolves" to cross the EU border in Terespol April 27, 2015. Poland will not allow members of a Russian motorcycle club linked to President Vladimir Putin to cross its border and enter the European Union's territory, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Friday, a decision Moscow said was politically motivated. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Some 50 members of the Night Wolves plan to ride from Moscow to Berlin to mark Soviet forces' victory over Nazi Germany in the climactic Battle of Berlin.

News of the planned ride drew criticism from countries along the route, particularly in Poland, whose prime minister said the trip was a provocation.

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Polish motorbikers wait for members of Russian motorbikers group "Night Wolves" to cross the EU border in Terespol April 27, 2015. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Relations between Russia and the West have sunk to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War, due to a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions onMoscow over its role in conflict, including on Putin, who has in the past been photographed riding with the Night Wolves.

The foreign ministry spokesman said Germany generally backs demonstrations and freedom of speech. The country will be marking the end of World War Two, which it considers a liberation from the Nazis, with memorials.

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Two members of Russian motorbikers group "Night Wolves" are turned back from Poland as they try to cross EU border in Terespol April 27, 2015. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

But the spectre of the Night Wolves taking part in a motorcycle parade through the middle of Berlin on May 9, is not acceptable, Schaefer said.

"There's nothing illegal about it by itself," he said. "We deeply treasure freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in Germany. But we've decided that some of the leaders in the Night Wolves are not pursuing legitimate aims with these plans."

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A Russian motorbiker is greeted by Polish supporters of Russian motorbikers group "Night Wolves" after he crossed the EU border in Terespol April 27, 2015. Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Schaefer said the Night Wolves' support for Russia's annexation of the Crimea last year "was proof of that".

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Polish motorbikers turn back after waiting for members of Russian motorbikers group "Night Wolves" to cross the EU border in Terespol April 27, 2015. Kacper Pempel/Reuters