Marion Dixon's background is briefly shown by her flight from the United States because she has conceived a mixed race child
Marion Dixon's young, mixed race child is also part of the other because he does not fit in with American culture of the 1930s. There is a strong emphasis on Soviet egalitarianism; at the ending of the film, when Marion's child is revealed, the audience shows their belief in equality by singing the Song of the Motherland. Members of various ethnic groups found in the Soviet Union pass around her child while singing about the beauty of Russia and the qualities of equality that they love. The various ethnicities include a native of the Southern Caucasus, a Jewish man, a black man with his white girlfriend, and a Central Asian; these people are meant to represent all the ethnicities found in the Soviet Union and also to show how these diverse people have taken on the ideals of the USSR, much like Marion herself.