By John Ray: Diplomatic Correspondent from Moscow
The people of Russia are getting a very different narrative in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, and it is one wrapped in a great deal of anti-western sentiment.
Of course there is sympathy for the victims of the downed plane. But there is a lot of sympathy, too, for the pro-Russian separatists.
Vladimir Putin's poll ratings are pretty much untouched - they are still sky high - and there is one irony in all of this. He for years has been telling the Russian people that they are an isolated nation surrounded by a sea of enemies.
That has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and that is also what makes this a very dangerous moment.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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