The film tells about the monuments of ancient Russian culture: ancient manuscript books, chronicles, handicrafts, architectural monuments: fortress, cult, secular buildings. Steel cabinets for storing ancient books. Shelves with books. Fragments of miniatures: "Battle on the Kulikovo field", "Standing on the Ugra" and others. Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod, Smolensk Kremlin. Pskov Church "Vasily on the Hill", Novgorod Church of Boris and Gleb. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod. Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir. Assumption Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin. A temple in the village of Kolomenskoye, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, a palace and a church in Uglich. The Faceted Chamber in the Moscow Kremlin. External and internal view of the chamber: jewelry, weapons. Tsar Cannon. Detail of the royal gate in the village of Monostarshchina. Silver setting of an ancient book, setting with precious stones. Towers of the Moscow Kremlin.