Europe What really happened to MH17? Russia's media have the answer

From bizarre theories about dead bodies preloaded on MH17 to finger-pointing about the missiles used, Russian media has amplified several dubious claims. 

By , Staff writer

AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service

In the days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, Russian state-owned media outlets have produced alternative explanations for what happened. While the Western world blames Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine, Russian media, including private outlets, have explored other possibilities – from the totally outrageous to the outwardly plausible. In all their scenarios, the Ukrainian government is responsible.