The movie "Contemporary No. 13" tells about the events of 1986-1987. in the city of Moscow, as well as Ulyanovsk, Kuibyshev, Penza, Gorky and Orenburg regions. The magazine uses newsreel footage: City of Moscow, February, 1986. Delegates to the XXVII Congress of the CPSU in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses take seats in the hall, talk on the sidelines. On the Presidium: General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee M.S. Gorbachev, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR A.A. Gromyko, secretary of the CPSU Central Committee - E.K. Ligachev. M.S. Gorbachev with a speech at the podium. The audience applauds. The city of Ulyanovsk, 1987: a view of the laid tables in one of the cooperative cafes of the city; cafe worker cuts vegetables in the kitchen. Ulyanovsk region, Korsunsky district, 1987. Women choose piglets for individual feeding at the Yazykovsky state farm. Kuibyshev city, 1987. A girl is drugged on a hospital bed in one of the medical institutions. The opening of the subway, people go up the escalator. Togliatti, April 1986. General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev visits Volzhsky AvtoVAZ. VAZ cars are driving along the track. Penza city, 1987. Fine arts lesson in high school number 59: teacher Nina Yurievna Davydkina draws with students in the classroom. Settlement Verhozim, Penza region, 1987. View of the cloth factory workshop. Working meeting in the office of the director - Viktor Petrovich Belousov. Gorky city, 1987. Type of work of one of the shops of the garment association "Mayak". Orenburg region, Dedurovka village, 1987. The director of a rural secondary school, Nikolai Klementyevich Kalugin, talks with students in the school corridor. Orenburg region, Buzuluk district, 1987. A family of beekeepers Tolokonnikov, working on a family contract on the Kuibyshev collective farm, examine the frames with honeycombs in the apiary.