A film about a historian, archaeographer, one of the founders of the Russian Historical Museum, author of the book "History of the City of Moscow" I.Ya. Zabelina. Moscow. View of the Kremlin from the Moskva River embankment. Cathedral Square of the Kremlin. Zabelina street. Ivanovsky Monastery and the Church of St. Vladimir. Ancient architecture buildings. The house where I.S. Turgenev lived. The movement of a horse troika along one of the streets of the city. Historical Museum. The building, premises and interiors of the museum. Paintings on the walls and vaults of the building. Exposition of I.Ya. Zabelin's study. Photos by I.E. Zabelin. Zabelin's books "History of the City of Moscow" and "Domestic Life of the Russian People" with color engravings and watercolors.