This documentary was filmed on during the First Chechen War (Russia) in the period from April to August 1996 by lieutenant-colonel Sergey Kolosov. It includes short interviews with Russian soldiers, actual combat footage, and scenes of the evacuation of wounded persons and civilians from the combat zone. The main part of the documentary is filmed in the first half of August 1996 and shows the work to deblock checkpoints surrounded by militant groups and clearing up of the city from militants. The film ends with a brief concert for the troops held on August 30, 1996. It took place a day before the end of the First Chechen War.
The documentary provides a rare look at the real face of the war (including some gruesome footage) and shows the heroism of the people involved in the conflict against militant groups.