First, there is the orphanage where the children grow up, whom their mothers cannot support and whom they sometimes come to see, presenting themselves with the meager gifts they have been able to buy. The children grow up there until they come of age before being delivered to the street. For the young Koltcha, it will be the mechanical institute and the promise of a laborious and inglorious future. But, crossed by chance at a drunken party, Valentin appears in the life of the orphan, a charismatic gangster who takes him under his wing. Koltcha’s destiny then takes on a new color. That of easy money and adventure, of power and mystery. A modern Russian destiny full of promise.
Under the pen of Albert Likhanov, the anonymous testimony of a Russian gangster today reconverted in licit activities, becomes a story of initiation to the criminal life in the 90s when vagrants could become millionaires thanks to the collapse of the USSR.