At the height of the Russian Revolution in 1917, High-ranking Tsarist Regime Cabinet Minister Mikhail Borinskya and his pregnant wife and two sons make a perilous journey across war-torn Russia and flee for America. The family arrives with lots of money, new identities and old enemies. The proud family is torn apart by betrayal and deceit and reunited by both tragedy and triumph. From the seedy Chicago Mafia underworld to the glamour and glitz of Hollywood to the explosion of Paris and high fashion, follow the family as unusual alliances are formed, bonds are broken and treachery abounds. Leading right up to the beginning of WWII, watch the family grow and pursue differing dreams and passions while dealing with the plights of poverty, greed, intrigue and ultimate betrayal. But when it comes to family, it is "The Ties That Bind" and this family will ultimately discover that Blood is thicker than water and watch them reunite and come together to fight their biggest battle yet!