DREAMING IN OCTOBER. The Oktiabrskaya Hotel in St.Petersburg in the 90's. This famous hotel reflects Soviet times. The fall of the Soviet Union brought 'democracy' and introduced 'imperialism' for the common man-in-the-street. Small companies of all sorts rise up in the former hotel rooms. Everybody wants a chunk of the big capitalist cake that suddenly seems within reach. How do you change from rigid communism to blatant capitalism overnight? The age-old October Hotel is a microcosmos of this dramatic changeover happening all over Russia during the 90's.