Most of the film is based on photographic documents. Photographs of various periods in the life of V.I. Lenin, N.K. Krupskaya, their associates in the party, among them: G.M. Krzhizhanovsky, F.E.Dzerzhinsky, L. Martov, N.I. Podvoisky, V.A. Antonov-Ovseenko, Y. M. Sverdlov, M. V. Frunze, G. V. Chicherin, A. V. Lunacharsky, A. D. Tsyurupa. Types of Leningrad, Moscow, Simbirsk; the village of Shushenskoye. Photos with types of inhabitants of tsarist Russia of various classes. Types of books, articles by V.I. Lenin. Distribution of the newspaper "Pravda": in the editorial office, the newspaper is read by soldiers in the trenches, in the infirmary. Newsreel and photographs of the period of the First World War. Recruits are passing by. Priest blessing, rewarding soldiers. Soldiers in the trenches, killed, disabled. Military actions. Photos of anti-war meetings, demonstrations, speeches of speakers. Newsreel. Members of the Provisional Government (1917) are passing by. AF Kerensky among the people. G.V. Plekhanov. Storming of the Winter Palace, soldiers in Smolny. The Red Army men are sent to the front. The year is 1918. The city of Brest-Litovsk. Photos of negotiations. LD Trotsky, NI Bukharin, the signing of the peace treaty. Types of houses and premises where V. I. Lenin lived in Simbirsk, the Kremlin, Gorki (Moscow region). Photos reflecting the life of V. I. Lenin in Gorki. Newsreel. Miners, steelworkers are working, peasants are plowing. Construction of power plants. Photos of I.P. Pavlov in his office, at the operation. Newsreel. V. I. Lenin speaks from the rostrum, for a conversation, among the people, in the courtyard of the Kremlin.