On June 12, 1993, more than 50 000 people witnessed a historical event on the Senate Square in Helsinki. For the first time and on the biggest screen stage ever seen in Finland, the rock group Leningrad Cowboys performed together with the 100 singers, 40 musicians and 20 dancers of the Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble. The programme included rock classics from "Happy Together" and "Delilah" to "Gimme All Your Lovin’" and "Knocking On Heaven’s Door", as well as traditional hits from the Ensemble’s own repertoire. From the beginning to the end, the concert was a roaring success.
«Total Balalaika Show» is a documentary on the concert, an extraordinary, unforgettable encounter of the old and the new, of East and West.