The film tells about the past and present of the Buryat ASSR. The film includes poems by Buryat poets and music by composers of Buryatia. The film includes the following filming: landscapes of Buryatia, mountains, valleys, Lake Baikal, fauna and flora of Buryatia, life and national customs of Buryats living in rural areas, as well as descendants of Russian settlers in Transbaikalia. Views of the city of Kyakhta, Ulan-Ude. View of the exhibits of the Kyakhta Ethnographic Museum, the graves of the Decembrists Bestuzhev and Torson. Fishing by fishermen of Baikal. Types of the Barguzin and Selenga rivers, landscapes of the Upper Sayan and Selenit steppes, planting pines in the Kabansky aimag, growing Baikal omul in the Baikal Bay, hunting foxes, sables, squirrels in the forests of Buryatia, the work of geological expeditions, recreation of the population of Buryatia at the Arshan resort harvesting grain, raising sheep, horses, collecting sea buckthorn in the farms of Buryatia. Production processes at the enterprises of the republic. Fragments of the ballet "Beauty Angara" on the stage of the Opera and Ballet Theater in Ulan-Ude (synchronously).