Historical and publicistic film based on modern filming, as well as fragments and frames of Soviet and foreign newsreels. The film includes filming of cameramen G. Giber, P. Ermolov, A. Levitsky, A. Lemberg, P. Novitsky, E. Slavinsky, E. Tisse, documents from film archives and museums of the Soviet Union, East Germany (GDR), Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, England (Great Britain), France. Chronicle footage of the period of the First World War: military operations of Russian and German troops, including ground units, the navy; the movement of an ambulance train; wounded, killed, prisoners; General Joffre (France), King George V (Great Britain) presenting awards; Nicholas II bypasses the troops during the review; mobilization, queues for bread in Russia. Chronicle footage of the period of the February Revolution of 1917, the October Revolution of 1917: demonstrations, rallies and other events in Moscow and Petrograd. Personnel from the chronicle of the period of the Civil War and military intervention in Russia in 1917-1922. Personnel from the chronicle of the first communist subbotniks, 1919-1920s. Personnel from the chronicle. Close-ups and medium-sized shots: Nicholas II, A.F. Kerensky, P.N. Milyukov, M.V. Rodzianko, K. B. Lordkinanidze (Georgia), N. Jordania (Georgia), D. Lloyd (Great Britain), R Poincare (France), T. Masaryk (Czechoslovakia), E. Benes (Czechoslovakia), V. I. Lenin, G. K. Ordzhonikidze, I. T. Smilga, S. M. Budyonny, K. E. Voroshilov, V. I. Chapaev, N. I. Podvoisky, J. M. Sverdlov, V. Blucher, A. Egorov, I. Yakir, M. N. Tukhachevsky, V. A. Antonov-Ovseenko, I. Vatsetis, S. S. Kamenev, J. Fabricius, F. Raskolnikov, Mekhonashen, N. A. Semashko, Volodarsky, M. I. Kalinin, G. I. Petrovsky, J. Reed (USA), D. Bedny, G. Pollit (Great Britain ), V. Couturier (France), N. Narzhinov, N. N. Yudenich, B. Kuhn (Hungary), L. G. Kornilov, N. V. Krylenko, P. Dybenko, V. K. Vinnichenko (Ukraine) , P. P. Skoropadsky (Ukraine), Lewandovsky, Yu. Pilsudsky (Poland), P. N. Wrangel, I. P. Uborevich, Kozhevnikov. The city of Petrograd. August 30, 1918 Funeral of M. S. Uritsky. Moscow city. 1919 VIII Congress of the RSDLP (b). Close-ups of F. Dzerzhinsky, A. V. Lunacharsky, P. I. Stuchka, M. F. Vladimirsky, E. D. Stasova, Artem (F. A. Sergeev). Moscow city. 1922 I All-Union Congress of Soviets. Delegates to the meeting room, the podium. Chronicle footage. Revolutionary demonstrations of workers and soldiers in Germany, Hungary. Rallies of workers in the USA, France, Great Britain. Monuments and monuments to the heroes of the Civil War in Leningrad, Moscow, Baku, Odessa. Cemetery of British soldiers (Great Britain) in Arkhangelsk.