A film about the historical and cultural values of Moscow, lost over the past 70 years. Types of the Moscow Kremlin, cathedrals. Patriarch of All Russia Alexy II conducts a solemn service at the Assumption Cathedral. Views of Moscow: the ruins of the Conception Convent, Lubyanskaya Square, the monument to V. Vorovsky, the Kirovskaya metro station, the Burevestnik stadium, the audience is sitting at the tables of the street cafe, Pushkinskaya Square, the Russia cinema, the monument to Alexander Pushkin, godfather course around the Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin. Conversation of the writer V. Soloukhin with Patriarch Alexy II (synchronously). The film includes footage of the chronicle: the destruction of houses and churches in Moscow in the 20s and 30s according to the general plan for the reconstruction of Moscow, the confiscation of church valuables, the opening of the relics of saints, an anti-religious ski run, V.I.Lenin's speech at the funeral of Y. Sverdlov in 1919, traffic on the streets of the city, views of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (20s), the explosion of the temple, analysis of the rubble.