The plot is dedicated to M. A. Sholokhov. The village of Veshenskaya. House of M. A. Sholokhov. Don River. Boat on the river. Horse by the water. Presentation of MA Sholokhov Prize of the Association of Writers of Asian and African Countries "Lotus". Present V. F. Shauro, I. A. Bondarenko. The Medal of the laureate of the Lotus Prize is presented to M. A. Sholokhov by G. M. Markov. The plot is dedicated to N. Lezha (N. Khodasevich). Photos. Exhibition in Tula of works by N. Leger, donated to the Soviet Union. A plot about the arson of a store in the village of Sselki, Lipetsk region. Conflagration. Investigative group consisting of: investigator Tikhonov, forensic expert V.M.Drotyev, police officers at the scene of the fire, at work. Forensic laboratory. Experts-laboratory assistants work. The defendant is the head of a shop in the village of Sselki in the courtroom. Courtroom. The prosecutor is speaking.