A bribe is a tax of unknown amount, if you do well, more bribes are asked. If you refuse to pay, others get the concession. If the concession is too good, then it is taken from you on faked charges and given to a crony. The net result of this market inefficiency is a decline in output and a higher unit cost of output.
Cronies usually have little idea on how to properly and efficiently operate a business, they see now need to waste $$ on research or quality control. Their concern is simply for the cash they can steal.
This is how the Soviet Union fragmented. Putin and his cronies are repeating this - from a smaller asset base.
Recently there has been some try at reclaiming some of the 'Stans, by their economic amalgamation. Soon we will see the tinpot dictators of these 'Strans assassinated and pro-putin cronies installed. All this in a try to increase the asset base for Putin and cronies to slowly rape.
Now the Saudis want to help the USA in this game, as they know that the Russians will funnel cash to dissident groups all over the Arab world. (along with Iran).
So they pretend to hurt the USA, in fact they hurt Russia, This 17% interest rate will cripple Russia and the cronies will not want to return their stolen $$ - they are in it for the greed, not for Russia..