The film tells about the life and work of the great Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov.
Monument to M. Y. Lermontov.
Portraits of Lermontov, made by Russian painters.
Self-portrait of Lermontov.
Doctor of Philology, Professor Panchenko A.M. speaks about the life and work of Lermontov, about his oppositional sentiments, about the heroes of his works, about the meaning of his work (synchronously).
Portrait of Lermontov in the uniform of the Life Guards of the Hussar Regiment, face close-up.
Monument to Lermontov.
Panorama of the house in the estate in Tarkhany.
Interiors of the rooms of the house in Tarkhany, living room.
Portraits of Lermontov's mother and father.
Portrait of the poet's grandmother-Elizabeth Alekseevna Arsenyeva.
Portrait of Lermontov at the age of three.
Interiors of Lermontov's classroom, paintings on the walls.
Books on the shelves.
Wooden house in Tarkhany.
The window of the house, a flower on the windowsill behind the glass.
Samovar and kitchen utensils inside the house.
Interiors of a peasant house.
Drawings depicting peasant life and folk festivals.
A painting depicting the Decembrist uprising on December 14, 1825 on the Senate Square, fragments of the painting.
Locations: Moscow  Penza region 
Seasons: Summer 
A drawing depicting the Red Gate in Moscow.
The part of the house in the drawing where Lermontov was born.
A picture of the Red Gate, a panorama of the room of the house on Malaya Molchanovka, where Lermontov's grandmother settled after his admission to the boarding school.
A writing desk in the corner of the room.
Drawing of the building of the Noble Boarding School at the Moscow University, where Lermontov studied.
Goose quill and books on Lermontov's desk, portrait of Alexander Pushkin on the wall.
A volume of Byron's poems in English on Lermontov's desk.
Portrait of Byron.
Lermontov's application for admission to the University.
Engravings with images of the Moscow University.
Grand piano in the living room, violin on the table.
Sketches by Lermontov's hand on the cover of one of the manuscripts.
A watercolor portrait of Varvara Lopukhina, painted by Lermontov, on the table near the candlestick.
Portrait of Lopukhina, painted by Lermontov from memory.
Portrait of Lermontov.
Vrubel's illustrations for Lermontov's poem "The Demon".
Illustrations for Lermontov's drama "Masquerade" and the poem "Mtsyri".
Illustrations for Lermontov's novel "The Hero of Our Time".
Illustrations for the novel "The Fatalist" and "The Song about the Merchant Kalashnikov".
Engravings depicting the burning of Moscow in 1812 and episodes of the Battle of Borodino.
The manuscript of the poem "Borodino".
The text of the poem, published in the magazine "Sovremennik" in 1837.
A painting depicting Pushkin in a coffin.
Caucasian mountain landscapes, clouds cover the mountain peaks.
Caucasian landscapes painted by Lermontov.
Lermontov's painting "View of Pyatigorsk", fragments of the painting.
Lermontov's paintings depicting the fighting in the Caucasus.
Locations: Moscow 
Lermontov's house in Pyatigorsk, where he spent his last days.
Interiors of the Lermontov house.
A desk by the window.
The inkwell is on the table.
Interior view of the room, exit to the living room.
Round table in the room, weapons on the wall.
The gun is on the wall.
Portrait of Martynov, who killed Lermontov in a duel.
A picture of the house where Lermontov and Martynov quarreled on July 13, 1841.
Interiors of the rooms of the house, a piano against the wall.
The windows of the room, the sofa against the wall.
The reflection of the piano in the round mirror hanging on the wall.
Part of the interior of the room.
Mountain landscape at the site of the duel between Lermontov and Martynov.
Panorama of the place of the duel, held on July 15, 1841.
An obelisk erected in revenge of the duel between Lermontov and Martynov.
The entrance to the Lermontov family tomb in Tarkhany.
Lermontov's grave in the tomb.
Monument to Lermontov in front of the house in Tarkhany.
View of the house in Tarkhany.
Penza rural landscapes (panorama), country road.
Locations: Moscow  Stavropol region  Penza region 
Seasons: Summer