The city of St. Petersburg. The building of the All-Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Lobby, assembly hall of the academy, bas-reliefs, colonnade. Reproductions of paintings by the first students of the Academy of Arts. Voiceover text about the history of the Academy. Types of architectural monuments of Leningrad, Peterhof, Pavlovsk. The rector of the academy Ilya Glazunov with the students of the academy on a trip to Italy and Spain: on excursions in Pompeii, Assisi, Florence, in the Uffizi gallery, visiting the sights of the city of Rome, the Vatican Museum. I. Glazunov at an audience with the Pope, John Paul I, students and I. Glazunov visit the Roman Academy of Arts. A. Dzhenty gives interviews (synchronously). I. Glazunov with students and H. Avalés in Spain: in the Valley of the Fallen, visiting the sights of the city of Madrid, in the Prado Museum, in the bullfight, in the city of Toledo. City of Rome. Spain Square. Cafe "Greco". Ladoga lake. Students on board the ship, on the shore of the lake, paint from life. Pictures of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Museum buildings. Frescoes of the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev. Gravestones at the cemetery of the Donskoy Monastery. High reliefs of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Cathedrals of the Moscow Kremlin. Frescoes of Rostov cathedrals. Assumption Cathedral of the Kiev-Pechersky Monastery. Monument to Sergius of Radonezh.