The film analyzes the main causes of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, tells about the current state and prospects of energy in Russia. Filming was carried out at the Russian National Center "Kurchatov Institute", at the Smolensk and Kalinin nuclear power plants. Automobile transport and roads. The film includes the following filming: 1 part. General view of Moscow energy enterprises: Moscow hydroelectric power station (MOGES), CHP in Kapotnya, Severnaya CHP. Fire at an oil well, at an oil storage. General view of the Smolensk nuclear power plant. Newsreel footage: general view of the destroyed fourth power unit at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, helicopters from the air cover the reactor with sand, dolomite, removal of radioactive waste, decontamination by military personnel, construction of a tunnel under the power unit. Building of Moscow Clinical Hospital No. 6, dosimeter testing of medical special suits, examination and treatment of firefighters arriving from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, skin grafting operations, participation of the American hematologist R. Geil, who arrived in Moscow, in the treatment of firefighters. Part 2. General view of Desnogorsk - the village of Smolensk power engineers and the building of the Smolensk nuclear power plant. Internal view of the reactor hall of the station, the central control panel. Station operators at work. General view of the Russian Scientific Center "Kurchatov Institute", one of the blocks of the research reactor. Institute staff at work in the hall of hot chambers, on displays. General view of the highway leading to the Kalinin nuclear power plant. The building of the Kalinin nuclear power plant. General view of the reactor, reactor control panel. Interview with the director of the Institute for Security Problems V.G. Asmolov (sinhr.).