Clearly not as stupid as you if you think the infrastructure to build new nukes will be left aloneDo you think, that the war will be finished right after the first exchanges of nuclear strikes?
Just how stupid are you?
Russia would remain an existential threat. They would keep reservesIf they lost Australia and Hawaii - they are going to lost war independently from Russian position.
And so is seeing your kids grow up with families. So they can inherit the ill gotten gains.There are good chances, that he will not be able to spend that money in a case of peace. Or, may be, dollars will cost less than in-game "gold" in "World of Tanks". Money is just one of the tools, not even most powerful.
He can steer it in any way he way he chooses. There are enough idiots who believe what he says. You are just one example.And yes, Putin is just a leader of Russians, and leader can lead his society only where it wants to go.