A film about the city of Samara (Kuibyshev), which became the capital of the country during the Great Patriotic War. Part 1 Winter in Samara, winter landscape of the Volga. City streets; movement of cars. Snow sculptures on the central square of Samara. The building of the Palace of Culture. V.V. Kuibyshev. Old-timers of the city of Samara share their memories of the military parade in Kuibyshev in 1941, of the bunker, which was built in 1942 (sync. And behind the scenes). View of the meeting room in Stalin's bunker, which was located underground under Kuibyshev square; internal rooms in the bunker. General view of the documents on the beginning of the construction of the bunker. The act of the government commission on acceptance of special objects No. 1 and No. 2 of construction No. 1 of Metrostroy in Kuibyshev. Black and white newsreel footage of the Great Patriotic War: - volleys of artillery, explosions, the battery commander gives the order by phone: "Fire!", Tanks go on the offensive, Hitler's soldiers go on the attack, the train is moving. - The city of Kuibyshev, 1943. Photos: - pre-war period, taken during the summer vacation of Soviet citizens. Portraits of I. Stalin, V. Molotov, L. Kaganovich, L. Beria. - a military parade on November 7, 1941 on Red Square; - a military parade in Samara in 1941: on the podium K.E. Voroshilov at the microphone, M.I. Kalinin, A.A. Andreev, M.F. Shkiryatov, etc. participants in the military parade in Samara. Part 2 General view of the railway junction in Samara. Residents of Samara are on the railway bridge, stand on the platform. The movement of a passenger train. A man - a former railway transport worker, sitting in a chair, answers the question of the author of the film (behind the scenes): he recalls the arrival of the government in Kuibyshev. Tells (sinhr.) That he saw A. Andreev, K. Voroshilov at the railway station, when they arrived in Kuibyshev, about checking the railway tracks. Another of the men - a former employee of the Kuibyshev Regional Party Committee (sinhr.) Recalls where K. Voroshilov, N. Khrushchev, V. Molotov, A. Zhdanov (and their families) and others lived in Kuibyshev during the war years. He talks about how he went to the house where N. Khrushchev's family lived (sinhr.), Talked with N.P. Khrushcheva, and also how he twice visited A. Vyshinsky with encrypted messages. View of the foyer of the Opera and Ballet Theater, where the rehearsals of the 7th symphony by D. Shostakovich were held. Newsreel footage of 1985: a view of the house where D. Shostakovich lived in Kuibyshev during the war. A room in the apartment where the composer lived. The tenants currently living in this apartment are sitting in a room: a young woman knits on the couch, a man is engaged in a child. Photos: D. Shostakovich and others during the rehearsal of the 7th symphony, as well as the premiere of the 7th symphony at the Kuibyshev Opera and Ballet Theater. Part 3 Inhabitants of Samara during a winter walk on one of the city streets. View of one of the city districts. The building of the Samara Academic Drama Theater. Gorky. View of the winter Volga; people cross the Volga on the ice. General view of IL-2 on a pedestal in the city square. View of the Tu-154 aircraft at the airfield in Samara. A woman, a former local radio announcer during the war, talks about which radio announcers lived in Kuibyshev during the war; Sit them down - Olga Vysotskaya, Emmanuel Tobiash. A former railway transport worker tells what a difficult situation the evacuees had, about the evacuation of industry. A former employee of the regional party committee says that he saw Vasily Stalin in Kuibyshev during the war years (sinhr.). B / W newsreel footage of the Great Patriotic War: - Echelon with soldiers and military equipment goes by rail; planes at the airfield, IL-2 attack aircraft are flying in the sky. - A worker of the Kuibyshev plant, where the IL-2 was assembled, at the board with indicators. Manufacturing processes in the shops of the plant; presentation of the Red Banner to labor shock workers. View of the assembly shop of the plant. B / W newsreel footage of 1970: one of the IL-2 attack aircraft, which was found in the swamps of Karelia, is installed at the entrance of the plant. Residents of the city are watching the ceremony of installing the plane on a pedestal. Photos of the construction of factories evacuated from the west. Part 4 View of the old part of Samara. View of the mansion where Svetlana Alliluyeva lived in Kuibyshev. A view of the building of the former school (currently there is a music school), where Svetlana Alliluyeva and children of other responsible parents studied; school interiors. Students of the music school during classes: one of the girls plays the violin, the other accompanies her on the piano. Children during recess at school. General view of the school building, where during the war S. Lemeshev, I. Kozlovsky and other artists of the Bolshoi Theater and other theaters lived in evacuation. A former employee of the regional party committee tells (sinhr.) About the life of members of the government in evacuation, about the daughter of I.V. Stalin - to Svetlana Alliluyeva. A woman - classmate of Alliluyeva, talks about Svetlana, the children of responsible parents, for example - Alyosha Mikoyan, Lev Bulganin, Sasha Shcherbakov. A former railroad worker tells (sync.) That during the war he had to open thefts on railroad transport, and sit in an ambush, and had to shoot. Old residents of the city talk about the city during the war years (sinhr.), That they went to the theater, listened to I. Kozlovsky, S. Lemeshev; looked at O. Lepeshinskaya, G. Ulanova in the theater. Part 5 General views of the building of the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, the monument to V.I. Chapaev, the building of the former regional party committee (now the Institute of Culture). View of Frunze Street, a Polish church - the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a building that housed the Swedish embassy during the war. Types of buildings in which during the war the Turkish, Japanese, Polish, American, Czechoslovak embassies were located. Interior view of the building of the Institute of Culture. Students descend the stairs; views of the foyer of the institute, meeting room and other premises. The movement of transport along the streets of the city. A former employee of the regional party committee talks about Mikhail Kalinin (sinhr.): Says that Kalinin was mainly interested in everyday issues, for example, heating, consecration in Kuibyshev A resident of Samara talks about Kuibyshev during the war years, about how she entered the legal school, where the director was the daughter of A. Vyshinsky - Zinaida Andreevna, and the personal secretary taught. Vyshinsky. Describes how the staff of the Turkish embassy looked through binoculars through the window of her apartment, looked at what she was doing. And when she went out into the street, she met the Turkish ambassador and those accompanying him, who all the time greeted her as if they knew each other, struck up a conversation. The woman suggests that the employees of the embassies located in Kuibyshev were not averse to making acquaintance with local girls. Part 6 General view of Samara (filmed from the top point). Ceremonial laying of wreaths at the memorial at the Eternal Flame. The military carry wreaths. Veterans are standing. A military brass band is playing. General view of the building of the hotel "Zhiguli" on one of the streets of Samara (before the war - "Grand Hotel"). The musician plays the trumpet in the hall of the film studio. Patients of the hospital for invalids of the Great Patriotic War. A disabled person climbs a steep staircase to an apartment, another walks along the corridor of a communal apartment. Another disabled person on crutches without a leg is being led through the courtyard by a woman. General view of the kitchen in a communal apartment where war veterans who have become disabled at the front live. A man without a leg sits on a sofa in a room. Folders with documents on the table in the room. Shots of the heroes of the film, who were interviewed in the film, pass by. Photos of the military parade in Kuibyshev in 1941, during the Great Patriotic War.