A blend of East and West, a love that cannot have a happy ending. Mahmoud II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Anna, an open-minded, hardworking Russian girl.
They meet coincidentally and fall in love at first sight. Anna is a Russian girl who lives with her merchant father Arkadiy Vasilyev. She is well educated and a free spirited girl who loves working. Mahmoud, watching the talkative and foolishly cute Anna with a smile on his face is impressed by her ideas and her modern, confident character.