Summer 1999. Russia stands on the threshold of anarchy. An interim president sits powerless in Moscow as his nation is wracked by famine and inflation, crime and corruption, and seething hordes of the unemployed roam the streets. For them, only one man holds out hope. The striking voice of Igor Komarov, waiting in the wings for presidential election of January 2000, rings out over the airwaves, mesmerizing the masses with the promise of law, order, and prosperity-and the return to glory of their once great land.