Newsreel. The city of Leningrad during the blockade (September 1941-January 1943). Residents of the city flee to a shelter during a raid by fascist aircraft, walk to work, take water from an ice-hole on the Neva River. Streets of besieged Leningrad; the dead are being carried on sleds; destroyed buildings. Production of tanks, shells in the shops of the Kirov plant. Seeing to the front line of workers' battalions, created at industrial enterprises in Leningrad. D. D. Shostakovich at the piano. Leningrad scientists at work in the library. Classes of schoolchildren in the class. Transportation of food and cargo to Leningrad through Lake Ladoga ("The Road of Life"). Reunification of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts, breaking the blockade of Leningrad. Passage of the first train after the blockade. Evacuation of Leningrad children to the mainland. Clearing Leningrad streets from snow in the spring of 1943. , the movement of trams, the installation of sculptures in their original places, restoration work in the halls of the Hermitage. The captured Germans are carried out along the streets of Leningrad. Fireworks in honor of the liberation of Leningrad. Production processes in the shops of the Leningrad enterprises. Launching the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Lenin". The halls of the Museum-apartment of A.S. Pushkin on the Moika. Professor K.F. Ogorodnikov in the hall of the Pulkovo Observatory. In the voice-over for the film, entries are read from the diary of the Leningrad blockade girl Tanya Savicheva.