The film tells about the city of Ivanovo. Ivanovo. General view of the city. Outskirts. City street: passing by trams, trolleybuses, buses, cars, an ambulance car, a motorcycle with a sidecar; horse-drawn cab with newlyweds. The building of the Sovremennik cinema. In the square, men play the button accordion. Arch above the entrance to the park of culture named after Stepanova; loudspeaker under the arch. Disco in the park: people are dancing; an ensemble is playing on the stage. Memorial "Krasnaya Talka". New city district under construction. Production shops of one of the weaving factories: female workers in the shop; finished products. Production shops of one of the industrial enterprises: workers in the shop; production process control panel; working machines. Dovecote. Stable: the boy drives the horse in a circle. People are riding horses. Uvod River: children swim, sunbathe, play on the concrete structure of the dam; residents of the city wash carpets at the dam. Ivanovskaya CHP. The film uses photographs (b / w): Ivanovo-Voznesensk (since 1932 - Ivanovo); Intercession and Trinity Cathedrals (demolished in 1931); Church of the Nativity of Christ (demolished in 1932); workers of an industrial enterprise in Ivanovo-Voznesensk; The Council of Workers 'Commissioners (an elected representative body of workers' power that existed in Ivanovo-Voznesensk during the First Russian Revolution from May 15 (28) to July 19 (August 1), 1905) The film contains the song “I cannot do otherwise” (lyrics. N. Dobronravov, music by A. Pakhmutov, interpreter V. Tolkunov (behind the scenes); resident of the city (sync., To the accompaniment of a button accordion).