Jews were called "the main secret of the Soviet Union." For seventy years they existed in the zone of silence, but this silence attracted a burning and constant interest. Some were sure that the Jews had penetrated everywhere, up to the top of the Soviet power, and ruled the entire USSR. Others looked for Jewish allusions in popular books, songs, films. Still others saw Jewish secret signs everywhere and everywhere. Where are the real facts, and where is the fruit of a sick imagination? And the very phenomenon of the Soviet Jew is also not a very clear thing. How did he remain a Jew, not retaining for the most part his religion, language, without preserving traditions, and often accepting new traditions with pleasure? Culturologist and journalist Anna Narinskaya, who grew up in a “non-Jewish Jewish family,” speaks to witnesses of the time, her friends and relatives, anthropologists and researchers of popular culture, and seems to be moving towards answering all these questions. But these searches lead her to a very strange place.