The film is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the autonomy of the North Ossetian republic. View of the streets of Ordzhonikidze; theater building. Civil war veterans, residents of Ordzhonikidze A. Bataev, P. Duduev are looking at photographs on the history of the republic. View of the embankment of the Terek River in Ordzhonikidze. Construction of residential buildings in the city. Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the North Ossetian ASSR TS Khetagurova is receiving visitors. People's Artist of the USSR, ballerina GS Ulanova is engaged with a student - a ballerina from Ossetia - S. Adyrkhaeva. S. Adyrkhaeva as the mistress of the Copper Mountain on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater of the USSR in the ballet "Stone Flower" (music by S. Prokofiev). Production processes in the shops of the Electrozinc plant of the North Ossetian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Members of the delegation of workers of the North Ossetian Republic, which is on a visit to Bulgaria, make an excursion to memorable places, visit industrial enterprises in Bulgaria; among them - Hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Mikhailovich Litvinov. Students of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of North Ossetia listen to a lecture in the audience. Cultivation of corn on one of the collective farm fields of the republic. Scientists, employees of the selection experimental station carry out research in the laboratory. Breeder A.B.Salamov and other researchers are checking the temperature of the earth in an apple orchard. Mountain landscape in North Ossetia.