The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an organization known for its power to blacklist countries, is currently casting its dark shadow over Russia. In a desperate move, Russia has turned to India, pleading for support to avoid the impending disaster. However, India must carefully consider the consequences before extending a helping hand. The potential blacklisting of Russia by the FATF would have far-reaching implications for Indo-Russian trade, defense partnerships, and the delicate global order. It is a test of India’s mettle and its ability to protect its own interests while navigating the treacherous waters of international geopolitics. The time has come for India to take a firm stance and reject this audacious appeal, signaling its unwavering commitment to safeguarding its sovereignty and national security.