Picturesque portraits of the writer N. V. Gogol, his parents, friends and acquaintances. Personal belongings, manuscripts of the writer in the Gogol museums in Leningrad and the village of Bolshiye Sorochintsy. Places associated with the life of N. V. Gogol in the city of Nizhyn, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, Rome and the village of Abramtsevo near Moscow. Fragments from the opera "The Drowned Woman" by N. V. Lysenko staged by the Shevchenko Kiev Opera House (synchronously in Ukrainian), from the comedy "The Inspector General" staged by the Moscow Academic Maly Theater (sinhr.) And the Ivan Kiev Academic Theater Franco (synchronously in Ukrainian).