The film tells about the divisional commissar Ivan Vasilievich Zuev, who died in 1941 as a result of betrayal. Zuev's grave. Schoolchildren of the village of Kolomovka talk (sinhr.) About how Commissar IV Zuev died. Eyewitnesses to the death of the commissar share their memories (sinhr.). Sons IV Zuev at the grave of his father. Zuev's wife talks about her deceased husband (sinhr.). Colonel-General Rytov tells (sinhr.) About his commissioner, with whom he fought in the 11th Army of the North-Western Front.