Taiga landscapes; the Amur river; Lake Baikal. Prospectors carry out work on the study of the terrain in the areas of the Amur River. Various aspects of work on the construction of BAM: laying of sleepers; repair of a narrow-gauge railway; transportation of soil; the laying of ammonal and explosions in certain areas of road construction. View of the camp territory for prisoners working on the construction of the BAM. Awarding of the foremost workers: the drummer is presented with the Challenging Red Banner. Issue of the newspaper "Stroitel BAM" in the local printing house. Weeding garden crops in greenhouses; harvesting tomatoes and watermelons at the BAMlaga state farm. View of the camp canteen. The doctor is bandaging the leg of a worker injured at the construction site. The territory of the sawmill. Portrait of G. G. Yagoda in the newspaper.