The film poses the problem of restoration and restoration of monuments of the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. Kiev city, passers-by on the streets; buildings, houses; ancient district of Kiev - Podil. Monument to Prince Vladimir I of Kiev, Bogdan Khmelnitsky, St. Sophia Cathedral. House-museum of the Ukrainian actress M.K.Zankovetskaya, the house of the writer M.A.Bulgakov, in need of restoration. Photographs depicting lost architectural monuments: Nikolsky Cathedral, Cathedral of the Mikhailovsky Golden-Domed Monastery, etc. Newsreel: anti-religious demonstration; removal of icons, church utensils from the temple; icons burning at the stake. Demolition of church domes, crosses, explosions of church buildings. Interview of the people of Kiev (synchronously) about the architectural monuments that were demolished in the 1920s-1930s.