( CNN) Rules don't is being implemented in Russia. But Russia applies rules to other people. That, set crudely, is the Kremlin's outlook on life, exemplified by the latest bombshell from the World Anti-Doping Agency( WADA ). In a sense, it's no surprise.

Russia has, since 1991, been at the center of an investigation into scam involving IMF money, defaulted on its indebtednes, flouted international human rights law in its wars in Chechnya, launched a cyberattack on Estonia, elicited a war in Georgia, annexed Crimea, and brazenly lied over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in 2014.