V.V.I. (FT) Moscow, Hong Kong and the liberalism of the streets – Gideon Rachman

(FT) Events in both places show how single-grievance protests can evolve into wider movements

According to Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, “the liberal idea has become obsolete”. Maybe so. But illiberalism does not seem to be doing so well either, to judge from my recent visits to Moscow and Hong Kong.