Summer 1959. Central Lenin Stadium. Athletes at the stadium. Army athletes carry the banners of the Union republics during the opening of the 2nd Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR. Performers are sportsmen of the society "Spartak", "Labor Reserves", society "Dynamo", sportsmen of the trade unions. Mass gymnastic exercises with cubes. Party and government leaders in the stands. Competition of three military units. Relay race of soldiers in gas masks. Competitions motorcycle racers, gun crews. The melee attack is the last stage of the relay. Speech by soldiers - athletes in equestrian competitions. Athletes are fighting with foils. Running with obstacles for 3000 meters. Diving. Competitions in sports games, weightlifting. Yuri Vlasov speaking. Presentation of a gold medal to Y. Vlasov. Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture and Sports NN Romanov presents the cup to athletes. Athletes parade.