When compared to the leading hardcore Russophobes, Michael McFaul comes across more as being a diva, seeking to maintain a niche within the anti-Russian leaning US establishment.
Whatever the Russian participation in Pyeongchang, Russian fans should proudly wave their country's tri-color, while loudly chanting Rossiya! Symbolically, these acts will serve as a well deserved middle finger to the sanctimonious blowhard likes of Dick Pound, who has been especially pious.
What some say about Russia/Russians is more of an indicator about the former than the latter. A good deal of commentary is on record about the Olympics and Russia. For a fuller overview, some additional points can be added…