Gazli village in the Bukhara region of the Uzbek SSR (shooting from an airplane). Drillers pass through the village. Oil rig in a gas field. The driller at the control panel. Head of the drilling, candidate for deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Uzbek SSR M. Khadzhaev at his workplace. Assembling a new drilling rig in the presence of MF Shevchenko, chief of oil exploration Gazli. View of the lake with the remains of the first drilling rig and a funnel with burning gas sticking out. Transportation of water in cisterns from the well. View of the Amu Darya River. The members of the geological expedition outline the route. Dunes in the desert. The members of the expedition are passing by cars.