Schoolchildren in the classroom. Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. Laboratory. Academician G. Flerov, young scientists V. Shchegolev, V. Ermakov conduct experiments to obtain the 102nd element of the periodic table. Scientists at the console. Instrument screen. Light signal. Professor and composer I. Topchibashev writes notes, sitting at the piano, performs a surgical operation, plays chess with children. Streets of Riga. Supreme Council of Latvia. Meeting of the presidium. L. Puzner was awarded the medal "For Courage in the Fire" for saving four children from the fire. Foreign students studying in the Soviet Union on vacation at the Elochka rest house near Moscow. Students go sledging, skiing, ice skating. Cosmonaut G. Titov visiting students. M. Plisetskaya is preparing to go on stage. The author of the music for the ballet "The Little Humpbacked Horse" and the ballerina's husband R. Shchedrin escorts Plisetskaya to the stage. A scene from the ballet staged by the Bolshoi Theater of the USSR. In the role of the Tsar Maiden - M. Plisetskaya.