Armenia. December 1988. Recovery and rescue work. Residents of the cities of Spitak, Leninakan, victims of the earthquake warming themselves by the fire, give interviews (synchronously). Interviews of rescuers, doctors and employees of the ambulance station in Leninakan, military personnel (synchronously) (box 2-7). Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR NI Ryzhkov talks with victims of the earthquake (synchronously) (cor. 7, 14). Zvartnots airport. Landing of aircraft of foreign airlines. Ambulances transport the wounded, medicines and food. Boarding people on Aeroflot planes. Tent camp of victims of the earthquake. The film crew of the film "Earthquake" consisting of: V. Izvekov, V. Troshkin, Yu. Orlov, Yu. Zorin, K. Durnova at work. Ruins of the cities of Spitak, Leninakan, rural settlements. Checkpoints. Rescue tent camp. The corpses of the dead, coffins. One of the hospitals in Leninakan. The operation is in progress. Cemetery. Mass graves (cor 8-14).