The film is dedicated to the events of December 17-18, 1986 in Kazakhstan, in the city of Alma-Ata. The film includes stories (synchronously and behind the scenes) of eyewitnesses, direct participants in the events, leaders of the republic and law enforcement agencies, who recreate a picture of the events that took place. Newsreels included in the film convey the atmosphere of hostility and aggression from the opposing sides. PART ONE Sculptor Zharmukhamed Tlegenov (in December 1986, a student at AGTHI), handyman Mikhail Kubekov (in December 1986, a history teacher), head of the Eastern Directorate of Internal Troops on Transport Nikolai Kulikov, People's Deputy of the USSR (in December 1986, First Secretary Alma -Ata Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan) Marat Mendybaev, specialist of Kazplemobasedinenia Makey Idrisov, builder of SMU-50 Kadyr Yesimbayev - talk about the events and give an assessment of what happened. Watering machines are moving along the central square of Almaty. Military parade and demonstration on November 7, 1986 on the central square of Alma-Ata, the government of the republic on the podium, D.A. Kunaev greets the demonstrators. The text of the report on the meeting of the Plenum of the Central Committee of Kazakhstan, by the decision of which D.A. Kunaev was relieved of his duties as First Secretary of the Central Committee of Kazakhstan, and G.V. Kolbin was appointed to his place, - in the newspaper "Kazakhskaya Pravda". PART TWO - THIRD Prosecutor of the Kazakh SSR (until 1990) Galim Yelemisov, employee of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Alma-Ata City Executive Committee Kairat Chapishev, film director-animator Zhanatbek Zhakupov, architect (in December 1986, a soldier) Talay Ylaev, head of the Oblast Oblast Committee in December 1986 Head of the Political Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kazakh SSR) Murat Kalmatov, Marat Tokkozhev (conscript soldier in December 1986), commander of the militia battalion of the Altau District Department of Internal Affairs Alexander Yuryev - talk about the events and assess what happened. PART FOUR AZTM worker Alexander Savitsky, father of Sergei Savitsky, who died during the events, First Deputy Chairman of the Alma-Ata City Executive Committee (in December 1986 First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Komsomol of Kazakhstan) Serik Abdrakhmanov, Vice-Rector of the AAS (in December 1986 head of SI-1 Department of Internal Affairs of the Alma-Ata Oblast ) Saydat Sultanov, First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Kazakh SSR Ernst Basarov, editor-in-chief of the Gorizont newspaper (in December 1986, editor-in-chief of the republican information of KazTag) Altynbek Sarsenbayev - assess the events. Fragment from the film "The Most Expensive". PART FIVE Teacher of the Kazakh Pedagogical Institute Zubarzhat Boranbaeva, assistant epidemiologist of the Alma-Ata regional SES Madina Tulesheva, historian M. Kubekov, chairman of the Armed Forces of the Kazakh SSR Tamaz Aitmukhambetov - talk about the events and assess what happened. A poster with the inscription "The culprits of the December 1986 events to account! How long will G.V. Kolbin, E. Basarov, V.I. Efimov, T.B. Eremisov, S. Serikov, N.S. . Teterkin, T. Aitmukhambetov and others. " PART SIX Investigator of the Kameninsky ROVD B. Telibekov, an employee of SOBES, former teacher Zhansaya Sabitova, teacher of KAZSKHI Kanat Dzhambaev, pensioner Kulshakhar Kambarbaeva - talk about the events and give an assessment of what happened. PART SEVEN Writer, professor Alexander Zhovtis talks about the events and gives an assessment of what happened Poet, People's Deputy of the USSR, co-chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Armed Forces commission on the final assessment of the circumstances associated with the December events of 1986, Mukhtar Shakhanov speaks at a rally dedicated to the opening of a memorial plaque in memory events of December 17, 1986. A military parade and demonstration on November 7, 1990 on the Republic Square in the city of Alma-Ata. Pensioner (until December 16, 1986, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan) D.A. Kunaev, speaking about the events of 1986, denies that he was offered an offer to speak to those gathered on the square on December 17, and that he proposed to appoint a native as his successor and a resident of the RSFSR (synchronously), (1, 5.6 parts). People's Deputy of the USSR, Chairman of the CPC of the USSR (in December 1986, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan) G.V. Kolbin talks about his appointment as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, assesses the events of December 1986 (synchronously), (1, 4- 7 parts). The head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Almaty City Executive Committee, Murat Abdulmanov, talks about his participation in the events of December 17, 1986 (synchronously), (1.3 parts). Milkmaid MTF Dametken Asanbaeva, mother of Kairat Ryskulbekov, accused of the murder of Sergei Savitsky, sentenced to capital punishment and committed suicide in prison, says that the charge brought against her son was false (synchronously), (4.5 parts) ..