Popular science film, which attempts to philosophically interpret Russian history using the example of the paintings "Black Square" (1913), "Red Square" (1915) by a painter, art theorist, one of the leaders of Russian avant-garde art in 1910-1930. K.S. Malevich (1878-1935). The film uses staged shooting. Chronicle footage: 1913 - Moscow Nicholas II with Alexandra Fedorovna is walking along the Red Porch in the Kremlin. They are followed by members of the imperial family. 1917 - Workers lay rails on the railroad tracks. 1918 November 7 - Opening of the temporary monument to Marx and Engels. 1918 - The military are riding horses. 1920 May 1 - Lenin at the laying of the monument "Liberated Labor" on the Prechistenskaya embankment. 1960s - The First (General) Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev kisses during a meeting with the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine Nikolai Podgorny.