In a discussion form the film tells about what the future of the North-Baikal region in connection with the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.
The shore of Lake Baikal.
A fisherman in a boat on the lake.
The explosion of rock, a cloud of dust.
BAM builders are paving the rails.
Says the director of the Limnological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences G.I.Galazy about the disadvantages of BAM (synchronously).
Tourists take pictures of the lake.
Says Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Severobaykalsky N.I.Kryuchkov about the advantages of BAM (synchronously).
Construction site of a residential district.
Builders with guitars.
Working construction equipment.
Farmer sharpening a scythe.
Boat on the lake surface.
Farmer mows the grass on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Tractor-terrain vehicle rides in the woods.
Oil terminal on the coast of Lake Baikal.
Says the head of the Integrated expedition to explore Lake Baikal, Ph.D. V.T.Bogdanov (synchronously).
Excavator clears the embankments, Bulk soil and rubble into the lake.
Trucks on the shores of Lake Baikal.
Diver jumps into the water.
Scuba diver explores the bottom.
Baikal seal swims.
Says the director of the Limnological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences G.I.Galazy (synchronously).
Construction of the tunnel capes.
A fisherman on the shore of the network.
Builders laid rails BAM.
G.I.Galazy N.I.Kryuchkov V.T.Bogdanov
Locations: Irkutsk region  Republic of Buryatia 
Said the director of the Limnological Institute, USSR Academy of G.I.Galazy (synchronously).
White ship on the water surface of Lake Baikal.
Says Head North Baikal exploration expedition Z.A.Norekyan (synchronously).
Says the head of the Integrated expedition to study the lake, Ph.D. V.T.Bogdanov (synchronously).
River banks, clear water.
Cisco goes to spawn.
Cisco catch in a fishing boat.
Mineral springs with steam.
Waterfall, rocky shore.
Bear, deer, owl in the woods.
Rainbow over the lake.
Says Secretary RK Severobaykalsky CPSU N.I.Kryuchkov about the pros of BAM (synchronously).
Sign on the building of the Buryat Regional Party Committee.
Said the first secretary of Party Committee of the Buryat A.U.Modogoev (synchronously).
Title "Lake for all" in the newspaper.
Baikal water surface.
The boat floats down the river.
G.I.Galazy N.I.Kryuchkov V.T.Bogdanov Z.A.Norekyan A.U.Modogoev