A film about the life and work of the Russian poet G.R.Derzhavin, dedicated to the 250th anniversary of his birth. Portraits of G.R.Derzhavin over the years. Portraits of his family and friends. The poet's manuscripts. Decree of Empress Catherine II on the appointment of G.R. Derzhavin as Governor of the Olonets Territory. The building and interiors of the premises of the Derzhavin house in St. Petersburg. The poet's grave on the territory of the Novgorod Kremlin, near the St. Sophia Cathedral. Assembly hall of the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Reading room of the manuscript department of the State Public Library. Volumes of documents from Derzhavin's archive. Winter Palace and Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg. Lilac thickets on the banks of the Volkhov River, where the estate of G.R. Derzhavin was located in the 18th century. Waterfall. Map of the Tambov province of the 18th century. Engravings of views of St. Petersburg and Kazan. Portraits of the young A.S. Pushkin, Empress Elizabeth, Catherine II, statesman and military leader of the 18th century G.A. Potemkin, E. Pugachev. Pictures depicting the events of the peasant uprising led by E. Pugachev, execution of E. Pugachev.