But nothing about her native Moscow is familiar to Anya.
Drastic social and political changes had occurred while she was away, and Russia seems like a foreign country to Anya.
Gone is the old Soviet life, drab but comfortable, with its dimly-lit streets, state-sponsored stores, and hand-me-downs clothes.
The new Russian life is about glitter, glamour, and money. Anya feels out of place and desperately poor. She turns to her best friend Katia for help, willing to do anything and try anything to provide for her baby daughter. Katia's ideas sound drastic and, at first, Anya is hesitant to take Katia's advice but her options are severely limited.
Without a stable income or hope for a better future, as problems mount around her, Anya is forced to make choices that are becoming more and more dangerous. And then, the unexpected happens.