The film tells about the stay of the Russian poet, prose writer, playwright, artist Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov in Georgia in 1837. 1 part of the Georgian SSR. Caucasus Mountains; Mountain Elbrus; Mount Kazbek (filmed from the plane). Darial gorge. Terek river. View of the Krestovaya mountain from the gorge. The towers of the ruined fortress. A village in a mountain valley. Georgian SSR, Mtskheta. City view. The confluence of the Kura and Aragvi rivers. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (XI century); frescoes "Savior Almighty", "Saints Equal to the Apostles Constantine and Helena" in the interior of the church; a tower with frescoes over the tomb of Queen Mariam Dadiani; tomb of Tsar George XII; grave tablets in the floor of the temple; altar. Jvari Temple (VI century). Georgian SSR, Tbilisi. City view. Ancient fortress Narikala. Bethlehem Church (Betlemi) (XVIII century). Streets and lanes in old Tbilisi. The building of the Motley (Orbelianovskaya) Bath (XVII-XIX centuries). Zion Cathedral (VII century). Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Okrug, v. Karaagach. The ruins of the castle of Queen Tamara. Russian Soviet writer, literary critic, master of fiction storytelling, TV presenter Irakli Luarsabovich Andronikov (behind the scenes) talks about M.Yu. Lermontov in Georgia; reads excerpts from poems by M.Yu. Lermontov's "Dispute", "Gifts of the Terek", "Date", "In memory of Odoevsky"; poems "Demon", "Mtsyri". The first part uses paintings and drawings by M.Yu. Lermontov: "Caucasian view with a sakley" (1937-1838); "Darial gorge near the station" (1837); "Darial Gorge with the Castle of Queen Tamara" (1837); "View of the Krestovaya mountain from the gorge near Kobi" (1837-1838); "Ruins on the banks of the Aragva in Georgia" (1837); "View of Tiflis" (1837); Lezginka (1837); “Tiflis. Maidan. Metekhi Castle "(1837); "Ruins near the village of Karaagach in Kakheti" (1837-1838); "Memories of the Caucasus" (1837); self-portrait of M.Yu. Lermontov (1837-1838); painting by Russian amateur artist, illustrator, vice-president of the Imperial Academy of Arts Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin "Summer camp of the Nizhny Novgorod dragoon regiment near Karaagach". In part 1, portraits of an officer of the Cavalry Regiment, a member of the "circle of sixteen" Nikolai Andreevich Zherve are used; the leader of the nobility of the St. Petersburg province, Count Andrei Pavlovich Shuvalov; poet-Decembrist Alexander Ivanovich Odoevsky (pos. 281.8 m). 2 part of the Georgian SSR, Kakheti, der. Tsinandali. The estate of the Georgian poet-novelist, Lieutenant General of the Russian Imperial Army Alexander Garsevanovich Chavchavadze. House, garden, vineyards, chapel on the territory of the estate. Georgian SSR, Tbilisi. View of the city from Mount St. David. A grotto with the graves of Russian diplomat, poet, playwright Alexander Sergeevich Griboyedov and his wife Nina Alexandrovna Chavchavadze in the necropolis of Mtatsminda. Temple of St. David (XIX century) Georgian SSR, Koishaur valley. Aragvi river. Caucasus mountains. Stone cross on the top of the Krestovaya mountain. Snow storm in the mountains. Georgian SSR, the item of Kazbegi. View of the village in the valley. Mount Kazbek. I.L. Andronikov (behind the scenes) talks about the stay of M.Yu. Lermontov in Georgia; reads excerpts from poems by M.Yu. Lermontov's "Dagger", "Hurrying to the north from afar ..."; the novel "A Hero of Our Time". The second part uses: a portrait of A.G. Chavchavadze; portrait of N.A. Chavchavadze; portrait of the Azerbaijani writer-educator Mirza Fatali Akhundov; a painting depicting a Georgian feast; drawings depicting oriental youths, girls, men; drawing depicting a border outpost; paintings and drawings by G.G. Gagarin: portrait of Princess Maiko Orbeliani, "Garden in the vicinity of Tiflis", "Tiflis", "Bazaar Square, Tiflis", "Dagestan. Lezginka "; portrait of M.Yu. Lermontov (artist K.A.Gorbunov, 1841); self-portrait of M.Yu. Lermontov (1837-1838); handwritten text by M.Yu. Lermontov; the text of the order of the Emperor Nicholas I on the transfer of M.Yu. Lermontov to the Grodno hussar regiment (October 11, 1837).