A film about the ecological state of the Volga River (from the source to the Oka). Landscapes of the Volga River and the banks. Movement of ships. Pier. Types of cities: Tver, Kalyazin, Uglich, Cherepovets, Rybinsk, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Yuriev. Rural settlements, villages on the banks of the Volga. Photos of settlements flooded during the construction of the Ivankovskoye reservoir. Kalinin nuclear power plant. Construction of a nuclear power plant in Kostroma. Photos of the flooded temples. The flooded bell tower of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Kalyazin. Industrial landscapes. Gorky and Kostroma reservoirs. Swampy and wetlands. Trees in the water. Purification plant. Oka River. Bridge over the Oka. Entrance to the Diveyevo Monastery. Interview with V. Krupin, father Alexy (Zlobin), father Valery, V. Trostnikov, V. Cherkassky, V.V. Minaev and others (synchronously). The village of Gorodnya. Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. Anniversary of the temple. Patriarch Alexy II is present. The patriarch performs the rite of consecration of water. Procession.