The film tells about the social and political movement in the USSR on the eve of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The film features the following filming: an interview with the leader of the Communist Party of Russia Nina Andreeva (synchronously). General view of the Lenin memorial complex in Ulyanovsk, a meeting in the Ulyanovsk regional committee of the CPSU, chronicles of the funeral of V.I. Lenin in 1924, a speech (synchronously) of one of the KVN teams (Club of the cheerful and resourceful), a view of one of the rallies in the city of Tbilisi, discussion of the Constitution of Georgia (synchronously), views of the cities of Tbilisi and Gori, interviews of buyers at empty shelves of shops, speech by the Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee A. N. Yakovlev (synchronously), E. A. Shevardnadze (synchronously), M. S. Gorbachev, EK Ligacheva (synchronously), A. Sobchak (synchronously), N. Travkina (synchronously), G. Kasparov, Boris N. Yeltsin at the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR, a rally. Colonel General A.M. Makashov in the hall of the Kremlin Palace of Congresses at the 28th Congress of the CPSU.