So you saw the video of Dmitry Lapikov snatching 215kg.
I received some background information about the this. The source wants to remain anonymous, but proved to have some very detailed insider knowledge about Russian weightlifting politics.
Here is the mail I received (published with permission). Some parts have been left out to ensure anonymity.
I should have mentioned why Lapikov was lifting “behind the curtains” at the Russia Cup. It is because his status as disqualified was on appeal, and he needed to prove to the Russian decision makers that he should be considered for London. So he unofficially participated in the Russia Cup “behind the curtains”. He lifted according to a time schedule, without straps, in a competition singlet, observing the rules of real competition. He lifted 215+240. I understand he botched his attempt at 250.
His disqualification was on appeal at the international level in a litigation-like process at least until May this year. [...]
By the way, it is not important that Lapikov was recorded on video snatching 215kg. That was merely evidence. It is important that he was unofficially competing at the Russia Cup. He could not just show up uninvited and lift. It had to be pre-arranged and pre-approved by the important someones that I mentioned. You can see that people were watching him and monitoring him. This was not some circus YouTube video like the ones Koklyaev does. This was serious business.
Why am I writing all this? Because Lapikov was a real contender for the Russian team for London until July 6th. If his disqualification was rescinded, if he lifted more than 460 on July 6th in Taganrog, and if he passed the doping test administered on July 6th, he actually might have been added to the Russian team for London.
Since I received that information the Russian weightlifting federation was successful with its appeal, reducing the ban to 2 years starting from May 13, 2011. (source)
Still 2 years too long for 1,3-dimethylamylamine, but better than 4.