Maria Ostrov died in a fiery attack.
Since Dalton's time in office, the Russian and U.S. governments experienced a tumultuous relationship that stemmed from trade deals gone awry to the Russian president's untimely death. Once Maria Ostrov took over her husband's seat, Bess sought an opportunity to mend the relationship between the two nations.
She was nearly successful, too. After brokering a critical political deal between the U.S. and Russia, a rocket slammed into Ostrov's car and killed her—and any chance of proceeding with the agreement—immediately.