Vitaly and Victor have been friends all their lives. They were born in 1936 in the Kyrgyz USSR, survived the famine during World War II, graduated from school in the year of Stalin's death, and left for central Russia to build communism. Now they are over eighty. The system to which they devoted their lives collapsed, the homeland became a separate country. Together they decide on a desperate journey to Kyrgyzstan to find the graves of their parents and take stock.