Customers buy Christmas tree decorations in stores. Santa Claus and Snow Maiden go to the Christmas trees. Decorating a Christmas tree in the houses of Muscovites. The heads of many diplomatic missions accredited in the Soviet Union, visiting the Irkutsk hydroelectric power station, visiting fishermen on Lake Baikal. Kolkhoz chairman Lenin's Andijan region of Uzbekistan Usman Karimov talks with a doctor at a hospital built on the farm. An X-ray bus travels around distant fields, examining collective farmers. Builders are building new houses in the city of Norilsk. Stills from the feature film "Scarlet Sails", directed by A. Ptushko. The main roles are played by V. Lanovoy and A. Vertinskaya. Moscow city. Hall in Luzhniki. The leaders of the party and the Soviet government: A. Kosygin, N. Khrushchev, A. Mikoyan, E. A. Furtseva and others at a concert of Ukrainian artists.