Callie, the Russian state doesn't seem to have any lack of money or any problem with finding business partners. Half of Europe is buying Russian natural gas or planning to do so, and in the future China could be an obvious and even bigger buyer, if the Russians manage to provide more pipelines, modern highways and railways in Eastern Siberia - they've actually been working steadily on expanding the railways there for some time. And everyone wants to have a slice in the oil and gas industry of Siberia and the Arctic Ocean. If none of the foreign companies or banks involved bother to talk about the kickbacks they'd give, then a U.S. or British court is pretty much powerless.
You may be right that there is ingrained corruption in Russia, but I wouldn't say that the actual state decisions are guided simply by gluttony. Those guys in the Kremlin are well aware of what their country needs to guard its position - and aware of their solid advantages over countries like Romania, Estonia or the Ukraine. They have huge resources, cash, and a confident middle class that's growing prosperous and which mostly doesn't care for political opposition. It's the opposite of Ukraine or even Italy. I could bet a good deal of money on that they're eager to start to rebuild some lost military positions.