The film tells about the most important events in the life of Ancient Russia in the 14th century in the conditions of the Horde yoke, about the formation of the Moscow principality as a political, cultural and defensive center, around which the united Russian state begins to take shape. Most of the film is devoted to the main historical event of that era - the Battle of Kulikovo. The film uses documents, picturesque images of the events of the 14th century, icons. The film includes the following filming: 1 part General view of the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl and paintings inside the temple. Landscape of fields and meadows. Exhibits of the open-air museum of wooden architecture in Suzdal: external and internal views of a peasant hut, a view of a wooden church. View of a camel caravan in the steppe. Geruez fortress in Sudak. 2 part. Blacksmiths work in the forge. Landscape: fields, river, church. View of the memorial sign on the Devichye Pole, where Russian troops gathered before the Battle of Kulikovo. Steppe landscape during sunset, moon in the night sky. Part 3. View of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Moscow. The interior of the temple. The graves of the heroes of the Battle of Kulikovo - the warriors of Oslyabi and Peresvet. View of the monument on the Kulikovo field. View of the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh. A panorama of the banners and military armor in the exposition of the Historical Museum. View of the monument to Yuri Dolgoruky in Moscow.