About everyday life of soldiers, about non-manual relations in the army. Andrey - a yearning, is a hero of the film.
The film was filming the following: the celebration in Moscow on the Day of Airborne Forces, Border Guards Day. Seeing recruits spring recruitment, sending recruits to the duty station, drill with the young soldiers, working out teams, life in the barracks of soldiers, on duty in the kitchen, eating in the dining room, training in the use masks, training on tank ranges, seeing a part of the demobilized soldiers .
Inscriptions on the wall.
A trolleybus is going by.
A man in the trolleybus is holding a girl in his arms.
Young men in blue caps of commandoes are approaching the entrance of the Gorky Park [Recreation park named after the Russian writer Gorky].
Two guys in the form of frontier guards are hanging up a flag near the entrance of the Park for Recreation and Leisure.
A panorama of guys in the form of frontier guards standing, in singlets and sailor hats.
A panorama of guys in singlets dancing.
Guys in the form of frontier guards are standing; sailors are passing by.
Young men are at the reception station; the officer is calling the roll.
The conscripts are standing.
An officer is megaphoning.
The conscripts are getting on the bus; a panorama of them sitting in the bus.
A young man is saying goodbye to his relatives and getting on the bus.
Girls are crying.
The bus is leaving the reception station.
The persons seeing off are going out of the gates.
The conscripts are on board the plane.
A young man is sleeping; another one is looking through the illuminator.
Lorries with conscripts are going by.
A young man in the lorry body is singing a song.
Conscripts are in the lorry.
Young man’s face.
A recruit (Andrey)’s hair is being cut close to the skin; he is speaking.
A panorama of guys tearing clothes of each other; a soldier is cutting a recruit.
Andrey, his hair cut to the skin.
Soldiers are marching on the parade-ground; they are executing front commands.
Andrey is sitting.
Soldiers’ rise in the barracks.
Soldiers in the barrack are getting up and lying down upon the command “rise – retire”.
Soldiers in the barracks are enranking; washing the floor; beating blankets.
Soldiers are leveling blankets by the thread.
Soldiers are in barracks in the morning; they are cleaning metal plates on belts.
Soldiers are having breakfast outside.
A soldier is eating from the pot.
Soldiers are eating and laughing; a person on duty in the kitchen is standing.
A panorama of the water flowing from the crane into the bucket; soldiers are standing at the washstand, one of them is starting to wash the floor.
A soldier is sleeping, while carrying bat in the barrack.
A panorama of running soldiers.
A line of soldiers; soldiers are tearing newspapers.
The First Sergeant is walking in front of the line and speaking.
Soldiers are holding scarps of newspapers in their hands.
A soldier’s face.
Soldiers are squatting.
Soldiers in the barrack are taking seats in front of the TV set.
A soldier’s shaven nape.
Soldiers are making the beds.
“Old”(long-serving) Lance-Corporal is pushing a young soldier.
A tired soldier is sitting.
The Lance-Corporal is sitting on the bed, yawning and lying.
A panorama of soldiers sitting on beds in gas-masks, upon the command standing in line, put on the gas-masks; taking off the gas-masks, running to the barrack exit.
Soldiers are cleaning potatoes in the kitchen.
A soldier is lighting a cigarette next to the mobile kitchen.
A panorama of the soldier’s hands cleaning potatoes, the pot with potatoes.
Soldier Andrey is washing his face from the wash-stand, he is washing his neck.
Soldiers are sweeping the parade ground in winter.
Andrey is executing front commands on the parade-ground.
The guard shift is going out through the guard town gate.
A soldier is cleaning a tank with a broom.
Tanks are standing.
An officer is giving the order to launch the tank with flags.
The command post.
A panorama of the officer giving a command with flags; the tank is going out.
The officer is mouthing-off the soldiers.
A panorama of a soldier sitting on a stool with a belt in his hands.
Two Uzbek soldiers are sitting in the bathroom and singing.
A soldier in the barracks is training at the punching ball.
The guard is standing at the gate of the guard town.
Soldiers are standing in line.
Soldiers are standing on the parade ground.
A soldier is squatting in the line and sleeping.
Soldiers in the barracks are packing their knapsacks; the officer is giving instructions.
Soldiers in the barracks, dressed in overcoats, with knapsacks.
The officer is giving instructs before the soldiers’ departure; the knapsacks are lying on the floor.
The line of soldiers is walking out of the gates of the unit.
Soldiers are climbing the embankment.
The officer is crying out the soldiers’ surnames from the train tambour; soldiers are getting on in the train.
The officer is standing on the carriage footstep.
A column of lorries is going by.
Recruits are in the lorries.
The light is being turned on in the barracks; recruits are executing commands “rise-retreat”.
A panorama of sleepy Andrey giving commands to soldiers.
Andrey is cutting a young soldier’s hair close to the skin; the soldier’s face.
Soldiers in the barracks are doing morning exercises.
Sergeant is beating a soldier on his head with a pillow.
Andrey is teaching soldiers to put on and put off within the time of match burning.
Soldiers are executing the First Sergeant’s commands.
Kitchen in the military unit.
A soldier is collaring another soldier.
Andrey is sitting in the canteen.
The First Sergeant is beating a soldier in the kitchen.
Soldiers are watching.
The First Sergeant is beating a soldier on his bottom with a belt buckle.
The Unit Commander is congratulating soldiers on taking the oath.
Soldiers are sitting, smooth faced nape.
Soldiers in the barracks are building “treadway bridge” with stools; soldiers are walking across the bridge.
The routine soldier is sleeping at the table; the Sergeant is coming up to him and and giving the awake solders commands which he is executing.
Andrey is standing in the barrack, he is sleeping in the bed.
Soldiers in the barracks in overcoats and with assault rifles..
Soldiers are standing in line.
Andrey is sitting on the stool in the centre of the barrack, he is speaking.
Demobilized soldiers are saying goodbye to their fellows.
Soldiers are marching on the parade-ground.
A photo of Alexey Laptev called by the Military Commissariat of the Krasnogvardeisky District of the city of Moscow, who hung oneself in a barrack of the Transbaikalian Military District.
A.Laptev is saying goodbye to his relatives at the reception station; A.Laptev with other recruits is tearing clothes.
A festival in the Park for Recreation and Leisure named after Gorky; demobilized soldiers and seamen are walking by.
Young men in the form of frontier guards are passing by.
Guys in singlets are playing the guitar near the entrance to the Gorky Park; people are passing by.
A drunk young man is taking a taxi.
A panorama of young men in singlets getting on the trolleybus.