The film tells about the fate and private life of the poet Andrei Bely. The film includes the following filming: 1 part. Pre-revolutionary newsreel footage: the audience is skating on a skating rink in Moscow. Newsreel footage for the 1920s and 1930s: a view of Moscow (shot from above), a tram moving along one of the streets, cabbies on carts near one of the buildings; V. Menzhinsky and G. Yagoda in the guard of honor during the funeral of F. Dzerzhinsky; people in the bazaar, crowding in front of the building, women pouring tea from teapots into mugs; speeches of the Sinebluznikov propaganda team; people in the hall are watching the performance of the propaganda team; LD Trotsky talks with a man at the window. Foreign newsreels: people at the cinema building, buying tickets at the box office, the audience in the cinema hall, the pianist at the piano; views of Berlin streets, movement of vehicles, carriages, trams, people on the streets; people keep pigeons in baskets, feed pigeons in the street, a brass band on the platform, children run along the platform after the train. Fragments of Russian and foreign fiction films of the early 20th century were used. 2 part. Frames of Russian and foreign newsreels of the 20s and 30s: traffic, trams along the streets, a ship sails on a river, sails under a bridge; the movement of a train. Fragments of Russian and foreign fiction films of the early 20th century were used; among the actors involved in the films - the actress Vera Kholodnaya. 3 part. Newsreel footage of the 1920s and 1930s: Red Army men enter the building, people in the hall; general view of the railway junction, people walk along the platform, get into the carriage, ride in the carriage, two blind women walk along the carriage; a rag-picker's cart is driving along the village street, a group of peasants is standing by the hut, a peasant is leaving the store with sacks; a view of one of Moscow streets, people on the street, a tram with firewood is passing by, street children on the street, a blind man plays the accordion, a girl eats / cake /, there is a group of women wrapped in headscarves, people with sacks pass through the yard past a broken bell, ice drifts on Moskva River, people on the embankment are watching the ice drift; flood in Moscow: cabbies drive along the street flooded with water, children on the street during a flood. Fragments of Russian and foreign fiction films of the early 20th century were used. 4 part. Frames of Russian and foreign newsreels of the 1920s and 1930s: views of Moscow , people on the streets, traffic, incl. trams, a man rides a motorcycle; an ambulance car at the scene of the incident, driving into the courtyard of the Sklifasovsky Institute, doctors at the operating table; L. Kamenev gets out of the car, sits at the table in the office, speaks to the audience; train movement incl. and over the bridge over the river, view of the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris; performance of dancers and dancers in a cabaret; vacationers in bathing suits on the beach, in the water Fragments of Russian and foreign fiction films of the early 20th century were used. 5 part. Frames of Russian and foreign newsreels of the 20s and 30s: street views in one of the cities of Europe, people on the streets, under umbrellas in the rain, traffic incl. tram, passengers get off the tram; types of Moscow streets, the movement of vehicles - carriages, cars. Fragments of Russian and foreign fiction films of the early 20th century were used. 6 part. Newsreel footage of the 20s and 30s: views of the streets of Moscow, the movement of vehicles, trams, people on the streets of the city, watching a solar eclipse; people with buckets stand in line for water at the water pump; a group of men in the street, one of the men is playing the accordion, men and women are dancing; funeral of S. Yesenin, V. Brusov and V. Mayakovsky. Fragments of Russian and foreign feature films of the early 20th century are used.