A film about academician V.I. Vernadsky, who played an outstanding role in the formation of the modern scientific picture of the world. The film tells about the achievements of Vernadsky in the field of geology, ecological processes, cosmism, based on the idea of the inner unity of mankind and space, on the development of a holistic teaching about the biosphere, living matter (organizing the earth's shell) and the evolution of the biosphere into the noosphere, about the interaction of nature and society. The film uses time-lapse photography of marine organisms (underwater photography), marine plants (underwater photography). Part IV. 1930-40s, b / m shooting - Plaque with the NDP "HALT! STOJ!" on barbed wire. 1942-43, [Stalingrad] - Winter. Column of German prisoners of war. 1930-40s - Smog over high-rise buildings. People are holding flags with a fascist swastika on the balconies of the building.