View of Svalbard Island: mountains; Dutch, Norwegian, Soviet mines at the foot of the mountains. Expedition of the steamship "Volodarsky" to the Soviet coal mine on the island. Spitsbergen. "Volodarsky" in the Arkhangelsk port in the roads. Loading the holds of the steamer with products, equipment and building materials for the mines. Volodarsky passengers do gymnastics; publish the wall newspaper "Polyarnik", dance; consider a geographic map; chatting on the deck of the steamer. A steamer off the coast of Svalbard: workers unload equipment. Mine construction work; installation of a radio mast. Workers-miners conduct shooting classes: shoot at targets. Coal mining processes at the mine; loading of coal on the ship "Volodarsky". The steamer sails along the sea to the shores of the USSR.