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In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time

It certainly made for riveting television. That much was clear. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving airman of the Russian fighter jet downed by two Turkish F-16s on the Syrian/Turkish border Tuesday, appeared before Russian TV journalists to answer questions just days after the incident. How was he feeling? Good. "Russian doctors work miracles," Murakhtin said in a low baritone. How well did he and his co-pilot know the terrain? "Like the back of my...

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