Reconstruction of a street in the city of Glukhov, Ukrainian SSR. Dilapidated buildings. Pits on the street. Passers-by on the board are crossing the puddle. Heaps of scrap metal. Passers-by on the street. Internal view of the church. The priest gives communion to the parishioners. Workshop of a toy factory. Workers collect and dress dolls. Pre-revolutionary newsreels: view of the Moscow Kremlin; the coat of arms of the Russian Empire on the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower; carriages drive through Red Square; opening of the monument. The speech of Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Chairman of the Board of the Soviet Cultural Fund D.S. Likhachev on the importance of culture in society is heard behind the scenes.