A film about the life of peasants-Old Believers in the Siberian taiga. Peasants-Old Believers T.Ya. Shalamova, F.S. Kuznetsov, I. Ya. Linev, N. Korolev, S. Ya. Zebzeeva, R. Zebzeev at work, at home and family life, talk about their lives (sinhr.). Writer A.G. Murachev reads excerpts of his works (behind the scenes). The Avialesokhrana helicopter is landing. Hunters load backpacks and dogs into the helicopter; dogs in a helicopter.