Don River. Steppe, feather grass. Herd of horses in the steppe. Herd of cows. Episodes from feature films based on the works of M. A. Sholokhov: "Quiet Don", "Nakhalenok", "Don Tale", "Virgin Soil Upturned", "The Fate of a Man". Kruzhilino farm. The house where M. A. Sholokhov was born. Don landscapes. Photos of M. A. Sholokhov at different periods of his life. The village of Veshenskaya. House of M. A. Sholokhov. MA Sholokhov and the Cossacks go hunting. M. A. Sholokhov in the boat; at home at his desk, writes. Pages of books by M. A. Sholokhov. M. A. Sholokhov and composer I. I. Dzerzhinsky, working on the opera "Quiet Flows the Don". Newsreel. Airplanes are flying. Bombs are falling. A fire in the village. Refugees. The grave of the writer's mother. They're coming Marshal of the Soviet Union IS Konev, MA Sholokhov and others. NS Tikhonov presents the writer MA Sholokhov with the Lenin Prize. MA Sholokhov reads a letter at home. Talking to the collective farmers. Moscow city. Column Hall of the House of Unions. 60th anniversary of the writer. MA Sholokhov on the podium. Foreign colleagues congratulate him: F. A. Faiz (Pakistan), Ivashkevich (Poland), M. Larni (Finland), P. Neruda (Chile). England. St. Andrews University. Granting M. A. Sholokhov the title of Honorary Doctor of Law. Photo of M. A. Sholokhov in mantle and beret. Sweden. Awarded the Nobel Prize to the writer. The King of Sweden presents MA Sholokhov with a medal. Japan. M. A. Sholokhov on board the ship; among the Japanese in Tokyo. THE USSR. The village of Veshenskaya. MA Sholokhov meets at the airport a group of workers from the Leningrad Kirov Plant. Visiting the writer schoolchildren (synchronously).