Who knows what Russia is? Empire of evil or empire of good? The President, or the average person, mafia, KGB, or artist, alcoholic, and a lover? Or all of this together? The world started a new time from the collapse of the Soviet Union. From this moment, the world changed dramatically. How did all this happen? Who did this? The KGB team receives an order to liquidate the advisor of President Gorbachev; the Mafia intervenes in this operation. Drunken Vice President proclaims a State of Emergency. Devil appears in Moscow. He participates in all events of this unforgettable August. The operation ends with an unpredictable finale. This book, written with humor, irony and a smile, doesn't leave the reader bored. The book continues a great tradition of Russian literature. Like Nicholas Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov, the author laughs at the stupidity of modern Russian life.