A film about the life and work of the literary critic, Russian writer, Professor Sorbona A.D. Sinyavsky, who immigrated to France in 1973. France. Paris. The streets of the town. Cinema building "PATHECINEMA", posters. Sinyavsky A.D. talks about his life, works at his desk, celebrates the New Year with his wife, the publisher of the magazine "Syntax" MV Rozanova and friends (sinhr.) at home. Rozanova M.V. talks about his work (sync.). Leningrad. The building of St. Isaac's Cathedral. The vaults of the Kazan Cathedral. A.D.Sinyavsky speaks to an audience in one of the premises of the Kazan Cathedral (sinhr.). c / t [1960-70s]. Prisoners work on the territory of the camp, march in formation, eat in the prison canteen.