A film about Metropolitan John of St. Petersburg and Ladoga. Metropolitan John consecrates the throne in the newly opened church, service in the church. Metropolitan John speaks about faith, about the history of Russia (synchronously). Ladoga lake. Landscapes. Religious procession on the island of Kanevets. Chapel. Metropolitan John is sailing on a boat along the lake. Events on October 3-4, 1993. Moscow city. Assault on the White House. The wounded, the killed. Barricades. The White House is on fire. Memorial service for those killed at the White House. Youth at the disco.