A film about the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Great Victory of the Soviet people. Newsreel: soldiers at the cannon, a wounded man is crawling. Rural landscape: three times Hero of the Soviet Union, full holder of the Order of Glory N. I. Kuznetsov in a boat on the river. Kuznetsov opens the Victory Parade on May 9, 1985. Meeting of veterans in Moscow: veterans are dancing. Veterans at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Mikhail Gorbachev, party and government members lay wreaths at the Lenin Mausoleum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Veterans in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses. Solemn meeting. The Banner of Victory is brought in, incl. Hero of the Soviet Union S.A. Neustroev .. Newsreel: a woman is crying over the murdered man; soldiers run to the attack, crossing the river, trucks with grain, hoisting a banner over the Reichstag, signing the Act of Germany's surrender, GK Zhukov, members of the Soviet delegation. Keitel and others sign the Act. Parade on Red Square. The drummers are coming. There are columns of Heroes of the Soviet Union, holders of the Order of Glory. Victory parade. Mikhail Gorbachev is speaking (sinhr.). Modern military parade. Military equipment is passing by.