The film tells about the situation of Russian refugees from the hot regions of the Union - in Russia, as well as the situation and problems of the Russian-speaking population in the Baltic countries and the republics of Central Asia. Landscape: field, forest, lake. Moscow. Kremlin. Clock on the Spasskaya Tower. The building of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. Refugees with banners outside the building of the Supreme Council, give interviews (synchronously). People queuing at the American Embassy. Sheremetyevo-2 airport. Tishinsky market. Flea market. People walk around the market. The accordion player is playing. An old woman sells old shoes. Shopping arcade. A kebab is being prepared. Uzbek SSR. Tashkent. Domes of mosques. Passers-by on the streets. Chechen-Ingushetia. Village. A villager talks about the murder of the ataman of the Sunzhensky department of the Terek Cossacks in the village of Troitskaya. Latvia. Riga city. Says a woman - a veteran who participated in the battles for the liberation of Riga (synchronously), a man. Streets of Riga, a hostel where Russian emigrants live. The woman hangs up the underwear, the guys play ball. City cemetery. The grave of the writer V. Pikul. Lithuania. Vilnius city. Tower with a flag. The streets of the town. A resident of the city talks about the attitude towards Russians (synchronously). Flyers and posters on the wall. The yard of the old house. A woman talks about the murder of a Russian on the border of Lithuania and Belarus (synchronously off-screen). Customs. The city of Romanovo-Borisoglebsk. People go to church. Old lady's courtyard. Cows on a hillside. Passenger boat at the pier. Children are playing. A woman with her son washes a pot on the shore. Poet S. Kunyaev in the courtyard of the church. A song to the verses of Kunyaev is played (off-screen).