Moscow vs. Hong Kong. ‘BBC Russia’ compares the police crackdowns in Russia and China

Simultaneous civil unrest in Moscow and Hong Kong presents the state authorities in Russia and China with similar challenges, but just how do the police crackdowns in these two cities really compare? To get a better idea, BBC Russian Service correspondent Artem Voronin spoke to activists in Moscow and Hong Kong, and asked them about how law enforcement is responding to protesters, comparing police tactics in Moscow and Hong Kong along five lines: cruelty, rioting criminal charges, the use of provocateurs, battle formations, and officers from out of town. Meduza summarizes Voronin’s report.