It is a sensation in the midst of the Cold War. The daughter of cruel Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Svetlana Alliluyeva, flees by way of India to the USA, its capitalist archenemy. The red tsar's favorite child experienced the historic upheavals in the Soviet Union firsthand. In the US, Svetlana Alliluyeva soon becomes a media star. Yet she can never escape her father's bloody shadow.