Flight MH17 and the Russian Media

Friday, July 25, 2014


In the wake of the crash of Malaysia airlines flight MH17, the Russian media has been providing its own theories about the source of the downed plane. Brooke talks with novelist and screenwriter Michael Idov, who lives in Moscow, about what he's seeing there.


Michael Idov

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Aug. 13 2014 03:32 PM

Oops, I should have waited until the end of the interview. Kudos to Brooke for citing some of the U.S. excuses.

Jul. 27 2014 05:23 PM

The Russian response is no different than the U.S. response when it downed an Iranian airliner: in the wrong airspace, was using the wrong aviation channel, etc. Although the U.S. eventually paid compensation, it never admitted fault, never punished the naval commander or missile crew for making what was, obviously, a horrendous mistake.

Absent other information, I think we should conclude that this, too, was a mistake made by people whom, I think we can assume, have a lot less training and a lot less technology than the U.S. ship responsible for downing Iran Flight 655.

Jul. 27 2014 05:18 PM
William from Ann arbor

I expect a lot more from OTM that what was provided in this report. It would have been a much more interesting piece if you had instead dissected the non-existent evidence that the US has provided asserting that the separatists downed the airliner instead of blithely agreeing that this was the likely source of this disaster. Talk about propaganda! We now need to go to Russian sites to get a much closer to the truth idea of what is going on in Ukraine. Shame on you OTM. You have lost this listener.

Jul. 27 2014 12:57 PM
Michael Switalski

What was the music that ended On the Media today 7/26/14?

Jul. 27 2014 12:14 AM
Douglas Rowe from El Paso

Could VOA or Radio Free Europe, http://www.rferl.org/info/russian/192.html, be doing more to counter Russian propaganda?

Jul. 26 2014 11:09 AM

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