1st part. The kite explodes in the air. The junkman walks through the woods. Carriages and glowing windows of subway trains flash by. Chronicle footage: a group of people playing blind man's buff; Icebreaker "Joseph Stalin" on the way; fireworks on Red Square; the crew of the steamer "Chelyuskin" unloads the property onto the ice floe. Photo portraits of the poet A.T. Tvardovsky, writer A.N. Tolstoy, ballerina G.S. Ulanova, violinist D.F. Oistrakh, composer S.S. Prokofiev, actress F.G. Ranevskaya, actor V.K. Kachalov, actress M. I. Babanova, composer D. D. Shostakovich, actress L. P. Orlova, singer S. Ya. Lemeshev, actor I. V. Ilyinsky, architects A. V. Shchukin and I. V. Zholtovsky, actress V. Pashennaya, actor O. Abdulov, writer K. A. Fedin, poet N.S. Tikhonov, actress A. K. Tarasova, graphic artist V. A. Favorsky, writer P. P. Bazhov, writer Yu. K. Olesha. 2nd part. Photos of athletes, schoolchildren, people of different ages and professions.