The film was created by order of the Executive Committee of the Union of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the USSR and is dedicated to the history of the creation and activities of this voluntary public organization. Newsreel: the first nurse of mercy Dasha Sevastopolskaya at a meeting with veterans of the defense of Sevastopol (1903). Group photo, portraits of the first Russian sisters of mercy of the Holy Cross Community of Sisters of Mercy. Picturesque paintings, postcards depicting aid to the wounded sisters of mercy during the Crimean War of 1854-1855 and the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Newsreel of the First World War, the Civil War in Russia, the Great Patriotic War; fighting; providing medical assistance to the wounded on the battlefield, in hospitals; transportation of the wounded. Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of January 6, 1918 on the reorganization of the Russian Red Cross Society. Solemn meeting dedicated to the creation of the Union of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the USSR (May 1923). Provision by members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society of the USSR to those who suffered in the USSR and abroad during natural disasters and military conflicts. Educational, patronage activities, environmental protection activities of members of the primary organizations of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. All-Union meeting of public sanitary inspectors. Activities of school sanitary posts. Classes of members of the Club of Young Physicians "Pulse" at the Leningrad House of Medical Workers. Moscow city. International seminar: "Youth, Red Cross and Peace", meeting room, speeches of delegates. International poster competition of the Red Cross Societies of the socialist countries. Classes of foreign students in medical institutes of the USSR. The work of employees of the search service for the missing during the Great Patriotic War. Classes of children in the classroom of the Ivanovo International Boarding School. E. D. Stasova. Foreign delegations lay wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.