Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.
— Bobby Heenan
I must use strategy...I will cheat!
— Brutus, from the 1961 Popeye cartoon "Ski Jump Chump"
So the Soviets were from the New England Patriots school of cheating, which says that even if you're vastly superior to your opponent, you cheat anyway. Just for the pure hell of it.