Anton and Vlad are a handsome, happy couple living in modern day Russia- peacefully making a life for themselves in the comfortable privacy of their Moscow apartment. But everything is about to change. Driving home after taking a wrong turn, the young gay couple confront what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad s fear of probing too deeply into the incident . Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the hate crime, inevitably leading to unexpected and risky consequences. An important, topical drama- STAND is both essential and gripping.