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Vera Souroff, betrothed to young radical Boris Litofsky, is attacked by three officers of the Czar and raped by one of them in the darkened apartment of a Petrograd restaurant. The Czar orders one of the offending officers, Count Nicho, to marry Vera, although the officers have sworn to one another never to reveal the identity of the chief attacker; after the forced marriage, Count Nicho declares that Vera will never be assured that she married the right officer. At the outbreak of the Bolshevik revolution, Vera saves her husband's life and demands as repayment the name of the man who molested her. Filled with remorse, Nicho confesses that he was her principal assailant, and the two embrace.