The film is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet N. A. Nekrasov. The film presents the period of N.A.Nekrasov's life - the summer of 1861, which he spent in the village of Greshnevo, on the estate of his father. The Volga river, the Volga banks, peasant huts. Duck hunting. A dog drags a shot duck. Horses graze on the river bank. N. A. Nekrasov's office. Photos, manuscripts of N. A. Nekrasov. Photos of peasants after the peasant reform of 1861.