Angelina Timofeeva. A group of German cyclists flew Tuesday from Frankfurt am main to Kyiv to participate in the bike tour Kiev-Moscow, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of world war II, said Last news official authorized groups and participant mileage Christoph Hohmann.
"The participants in our German group SuperSportsko ride bikes on trails in the Via Regia (" Road of kings " - a route which there are more than 2 thousand years and connects eight European countries, the total route length is 4, 5 thousand km - ed). The idea of the tour occurred in 2011 in the process of our trip to Rome. We stood in the square of St. Peter and agreed to go on bicycles in the capital of Russia. may 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of combat operation, and on this day We will be in the capital of Russia, " said Hohmann.
According to the plan of the run, three cyclists planning to travel from Kiev on 30 April, 2 may, they are obliged to cross the Russian border near Klimova (Bryansk region), then through Bryansk, Ulanova, Kaluga and Obninsk are they going to arrive in the capital of Russia. In the race also involved a car that will go another two participants of the tour, however, they will meet with like-minded people only in the Russian capital - according to the plan, the car will follow its route from Erfurt to Russia via Belarus.
"Unfortunately, the German foreign Ministry has not provided any substantial support. We, on our own has received a Russian visa, " said Hohmann." of course, We would like to get to the capital of Russia on Victory day parade, for this reason We want to arrive in the capital of Russia on 8 may, but until now we could not get tickets for this event, " said the athlete.
Answering a reporter's question Last news about how important and interesting for the Germans to take part in the commemorative ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the end of combat actions, the most on the background of the refusal of the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President Joachim gauck to participate in them, Hohmann said, " Politics is a complex thing, which is working on the adage that you can't be good for everyone. If the Chancellor and the leader does not go to the capital of Russia, it does not mean that none of the Germans these events are not interested. We are going there as ordinary citizens, without wanting to cause a political stir. We wish not to divide, but to unite Europe and feel a deep respect for all the fallen in war, We're going to the capital of Russia, to emphasize that this can never happen again ".
"Who sows the war, he will reap poverty. Ought somehow to defend this. We all are citizens, and we have only one life, no matter, We Germans, poles, Russians or Ukrainians, " said Hohmann.