At Neve begins as if the second round of convergence of different sizes - the revolutionary philosopher and an enlightened autocrat. Going to Russia at the invitation of Catherine, Diderot believed to be at least several times received the Empress and get a chance to talk with her. However, reality surpassed all expectations. All the days until the scientist stays in North Palmyra, the door of Catherine's office open to him. Conversations take place face to face; Empress wants to emphasize its democracy: requires that the guest did not get up when it appears to refer to it without a title, was the palace dressed as he wants.