A film about Russian settlements of Old Believers in Transbaikalia, in Buryatia. Transbaikalia. Landscapes of the river, the vicinity of the village, meadows. Horses swim across the river; on grazing; at night. Ferry on the river, near the shore. Herd of cows. Haymaking. Mowing grass by hand and mowing machines. Arable land. The tractor plows the land. The movement of the bus, cars and horse teams. Streets and separate buildings of the village, village. Rural and country dwellers of different sex, age in home and family life. A holiday at the end of a successful haymaking. Women and men are talking at the table, dancing. The old men are singing (synchronously). Men set up a TV antenna on the roof of a house, a woman weaves on a loom. Typography. The printing press is at work. The newspaper "Bichurskiy khleborob" is being published. Portrait of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Romanov) in an old book. Illustrations from an old book about Archpriest Avvakum. Drawing: Old Believers are beaten with whips, chained.