The idea of the film: the earthly world is infinitely large, but also very fragile. A person living in this world is not only a creator, but also a destroyer. Everything that has been created by mankind for millennia is defenseless against the threat of a thermonuclear catastrophe. Sculpture of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt (Sphinx, Nefertiti); "David", "Moses" by B. Michelangelo; The Thinker by O. Rodin; Assyrian reliefs. Architectural monuments: Buddhist temple, Chinese pagoda, Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (Russia), Reims Cathedral (Notre Dame, France), Intercession Cathedral on Red Square. Painting: "Sistine Madonna" by S. Raphael, "Madonna Litta" by Leonardo da Vinci; paintings by P. Gauguin, I. Levitan, V. Vereshchagin. Atomic explosion, explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Ruin; destroyed buildings. Picture: "Hiroshima". Anti-war demonstrations. Speech by NS Khrushchev (synchronously), calling for general and complete disarmament. The film features poems by the Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet performed by Y. Smolensky.