I am not commenting on all mysterious murders that take place in Russia or anywhere in the world.That is interesting, Tinami. Are you suggesting that these murders were not done by instruments or allies of the government, despite the long list of former diplomats, journalists and political opponents who have also died mysteriously?
My point is more general, in regards to sports. It is a mistake to think of what's going on in Russia in the old terms of "Soviet Union" when everything was done "for the pride of the Nation" by an organized government effort from the top.
There are internal, strictly individualistic efforts, which come from individuals, which yes, can be in management positions inside a government entity. Also, such "individuals" maybe working in different entities, and the fight/contest for "something" is between a few people, representing different organizations and using the resources of these organizations. And, sometimes it is the "fight" between two organizations within the Russian system, using "individuals" to gain something.
Viacheslav Sinev, for example, was all pro-Russian, anti-Rodchenkov loud and clear. He was not a danger of "exposing the Russian system", but if he would speak out against Rodhenkov, he would expose few individuals as well, who might have been working for organizations with some resources. While the "west" does not need to care about "inside struggles and games", all they want is no doping, it is still important to note that these actions are pretty much from "individuals" inside some "organizations". It's been going in that direction for some time now... "grab what you can now, because your job may not last too long".
The problem is that in order to avoid "international exposure" on the Russian side there is a reluctance to investigate "internal issues", not because they "condone the actions" in many cases, but because they don't want to give more sticks to the "fire against Russia".
What WADA's Reidy said about Ganus is great - that WADA will support him in his efforts. Those who are willing to fight in Russia need to be supported. But it is hard if the "west" yells "all Russians are cheaters", it does not help those who want to fight.