The film is about the hero city of Leningrad, which survived the siege during the Great Patriotic War.
The city of Leningrad during the siege (September 1941-January 1943).
Residents of the city run to a shelter during a raid by nazi aircraft, go on foot to work, take water from an ice hole on the Neva River.
Streets of besieged Leningrad; on a sledge being taken of the dead; the destroyed building.
Production of tanks, shells in the workshops of the Kirov plant.
Send-off to the front line of the workers ' battalions created at the industrial enterprises of Leningrad.
D. D. Shostakovich at the piano.
Leningrad scientists at work in the library.
Classes of students in the classroom.
Transportation of food and cargo to Leningrad via Lake Ladoga ("Road of Life").
The reunification of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts, the breakthrough of the siege of Leningrad.
Passage of the first train after the blockade.
Evacuation of Leningrad children to the Mainland.
Clearing the streets of Leningrad from snow in the spring of 1943, the movement of trams, the installation of sculptures in their former places, restoration work in the halls of the Hermitage.
German prisoners are led along the street of Leningrad.
Salute in honor of the liberation of Leningrad.
Production processes in the workshops of Leningrad enterprises.
Launching of the nuclear-powered ship "Lenin".
Halls of the Museum-apartments of A. S. Pushkin on the Moika.
Professor K. F. Ogorodnikov in the hall of the Pulkovo Observatory.
In the narrator's text for the film, entries from the diary of the Leningrad girl-blockader Tanya Savicheva are read out.
Shostakovich D. D. - sovetskij kompozitor
Locations: Leningrad 
Chronicle of 1941.
Leningrad, different types of the city, Neva, the Bronze Horseman, etc.
Graduates walk on the deserted morning streets of the city.
Poster of the opera "Romeo and Juliet", arrival on the date "June 22".
Military chronicle 1941-1943 - German soldiers, military equipment, planes in the air, explosions, burning haystacks, destroyed villages, fires, Germans enter villages.
Photo - executions.
Chronicle - German soldiers enter villages, steal cattle, horses, occupy houses.
German planes are flying.
Chronicle - the streets of Leningrad, the embankment, a loudspeaker on the wall of the house.
An air alert, people running through the streets, running into bomb shelters.
Empty streets without people during an air raid, guns are standing, anti-aircraft gunners are working.
Leningrad, our days - a panorama from above of the Kazan Cathedral.
Hermitage - interior interiors, stairs.
Military chronicle 1941-1943. Leningrad - view of the city from a height, shooting from an airplane.
German pilots are in the cockpit, bombs are being dropped.
Explosions of houses during the bombing in Leningrad.
Soviet anti-aircraft gunners shoot at German planes.
A downed plane is falling.
Anti-aircraft guns are firing.
German pilots, in the cockpit, are fighting, dropping bombs on the city.
An incendiary bomb falls.
In the attic of the house, residents of the city extinguish incendiary bombs.
Telegraph operators are working.
Firefighters are coming to the call.
Burning, destroyed houses.
Children are evacuated from the destroyed house.
Fragments from Tanya Savicheva's diary.
Red Cross flag over the ruins of houses.
A destroyed apartment building.
Residents digging trenches near Leningrad.
There are works in the city to clear rubble, repair houses, etc.
Smolny building, Lenin monument.
Mobilized citizens of the city are marching down the street.
The issue of weapons to recruits.
Farewell to relatives before being sent to the front.
Photo - soldiers in a trench.
Pulkovo Heights - a ruined building, a road.
A tram is going down the street.
Checkpoint - document verification.
Tanks are driving down the street.
Red Army soldiers with rifles are marching.
Relatives say goodbye to the soldiers, see them off.
Girls glue posters on the walls of houses.
Women work in factories and factories.
Production of shells, grenades.
The inscription on the tank's armor is "For Leningrad".
The door with the inscription "Gas shelter".
Children in the classroom at the lesson - answer, read textbooks, the teacher leads the lesson.
The Germans load the gun, shoot.
Shots, explosions in the city.
The wounded are in the city, paramedics are working, an ambulance is coming, a team is running out to clear the rubble.
Explosions, wounded, a fire truck is coming.
A burning house, firefighters are working.
Bombing, air raid, bomb shelter
Locations: Leningrad 
Seasons: Summer 
Chronicle 1941-1945. Leningrad, a night city, is riding a patrol on horseback.
There are searchlight beams in the sky.
They curtain the windows in the house.
Fragment from the diary of Tanya Savicheva. D. Shostakovich plays the piano, writes sheet music.
Firefighters extinguish a burning house.
Production of ammunition at the factory.
Metallurgists and steelworkers work.
The Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's 7th Symphony (conductor Stokovsky).
The audience in the hall applauds.
Leningrad, our days.
The monument "Motherland" at the Piskarevskoye cemetery.
A solemn event for laying wreaths at the Piskarevskoye cemetery.
A foreign delegation, crowds of people, an honor guard.
Chronicle 1941-1945. Anti-aircraft and artillery guns are firing, planes are in the sky, tanks are coming, soldiers are running to attack, a machine gun is firing.
Germans in white protective suits in the forest near Leningrad.
German soldiers are digging trenches, warming themselves by the fire.
A German wagon train is moving along the winter road.
Panorama of the German cemetery with crosses.
The Germans are firing guns.
View of Leningrad (from the top point).
Streets of winter Leningrad.
Dead residents are loaded onto the sled.
The dead girl on the stairs.
Analysis of the rubble, a wounded man is carried away on a stretcher.
Winter streets of the city - pedestrians are walking, there are non-working trams and trolleybuses.
Library reading room - people are sitting at tables in outerwear.
Different plans with people reading.
Hermitage - empty halls, frames without paintings.
Large - caryatids on the building.
Destroyed fragments of statues.
In the photo, Orbeli I. A. is the keeper of the Hermitage.
Halls of the artillery museum, a watchman guards the halls.
Academician Nikolsky is an architect, working in his office at home, making sketches.
Leningrad, our days.
Festive demonstration on May 9, Nevsky Prospekt, children give flowers to veterans, people wipe their tears, a poster "Glory to veterans" in the window, a column of veterans, people greet veterans, wave, give flowers.
Top view - military parade.
Chronicle 1941-1945. Winter, a column of soldiers.
7th symphony, wounded, bombing, Hermitage
Shostakovich D. D. - sovetskij kompozitor Stokovskij L. - dirizher Orbeli I. A. - hranitelj Ermitazha Nikoljskij A. S. - sovetskij arhitektor, akademik
Seasons: Winter  Spring 
Chronicle 1941-1943. Leningrad, winter, people are walking through the streets, taking water from an ice hole, issuing bread rations, people are lifting a weakened woman on the street.
A fragment from Tanya Savicheva's diary.
Coffins and the dead are being carried on a sled, a woman falls into a snowdrift, a sentry is on duty near the bridge, mobilized soldiers with rifles are being built, tanks and artillery guns are being produced in the factory shop, a bonfire is burning in the shop, women are working on the production of shells, workers are assembling a tank, welding work, etc.
A broken ceiling in the workshop.
A fragment from Tanya Savicheva's diary.
Recruiting office, issuing rifles to recruits.
The faces of the Red Army.
Our days, the memorial "Nameless Height" in the Leningrad region.
Chronicle 1941-1943. Planes are in the air, the plane lands, boxes of food are unloaded, there are planes in a row, a truck with food is going.
Forest, partisans in a dugout, a detachment of partisans, a partisan convoy is riding in the forest.
Panorama of the snowy plain, the Road of Life, a string of trucks with food and other cargo is traveling along Lake Ladoga.
Planes are in the air, anti-aircraft guns are firing.
Tanks are riding on the ice.
It's night, trucks are driving, there is a sentry with a lantern.
Our days, the stele "The Road of life".
A convoy of trucks is driving along the road.
The stone is a monument to the "Unknown driver...".
Museum-diorama "Breaking the siege of Leningrad".
Chronicle 1941-1943. The meeting of the fighters of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts, the breakthrough of the blockade.
The first train goes from Moscow to Leningrad.
People at the train station.
Children are being evacuated by train.
Trucks are driving on the water.
Bread ration, blockade, Road of Life, Lake Ladoga
Locations: Leningrad  Leningrad region  Ladoga
Seasons: Winter  Summer 
Chronicle 1943-1945. Leningrad, spring, the ice melts on the Neva.
Residents of the city on a clean-up day.
The artist draws from nature how people work.
Residents are raking the rubble, removing garbage.
A warship, a sentry on the shore nearby.
The cruiser Kirov.
A leaflet with a portrait of the Kazakh akyn Dzhambul Dzhabayev.
The tram leaves the depot. passengers on the tram, the driver in the cab.
Streets of the city.
Groups of children walk along the catwalks on the pier, on Ladoga, come on board - go to the evacuation.
Anti-aircraft guns from the deck of the ship are hitting enemy planes.
Explosions in the water, the plane falls into the water.
There is a caravan of ships.
On a cargo ship, steam locomotive wagons are transported.
Tanks are transported by water.
The process of unloading and loading.
New military equipment.
On the pier there are military, echelons with loads of equipment and cars.
Streets of the city - a column of military equipment is going.
Red Army soldiers are marching in formation.
Leningrad, our days.
The Field of Mars.
The Eternal Flame is burning.
Chronicle 1943-1945. Artillery guns are firing.
They shoot from the streets of Leningrad, from ships on the Neva.
Soldiers in masks in the trench before the attack.
Planes in the sky.
The fighters are running to attack.
Tanks on the field.
The plane shoots in the air.
The Germans surrender.
A crowd of captured Germans under escort.
Tanks are coming.
Soviet soldiers, various shots of battles.
Captured Germans in the city.
Leningraders look at the prisoners.
Nowadays, a soldier takes the oath near the monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad.
Soldiers in the ranks on the oath.
Chronicle 1943-1945. Leningrad, salute in honor of the Victory, people are crying, congratulating each other.
Remove the cover from the Admiralty needle.
The Bronze Horseman monument and the statues of the Summer Garden are being freed from the boards, and Klodt's horses are being returned to the bridge.
Samson returns to Peterhof.
Work on the restoration of the city.
People work in the workshops of factories and factories
Breaking the blockade, captured Germans, evacuation, fireworks, monuments
Locations: Leningrad  Ladoga
Seasons: Winter  Spring 
Chronicle 1945-1950. Leningrad, employees clean, put in order the halls of museums.
Paintings, statues and other valuable exhibits are being returned to museums.
A Rembrandt painting "The Return of the Prodigal Son" is hung on the wall.
The restoration process in the museum.
Residents of the city are restoring houses.
Peaceful streets of the city.
Construction of new buildings.
A tram is going, people are on the streets of the city.
The square in front of the Moscow railway station.
A train arrives on the platform, there is a crowd of people greeting with flowers.
Chronicle of 1942 - the deserted frozen railway station
The post-war chronicle of Leningrad in the 1950s - Nevsky Prospekt, a trolleybus rides, passengers in a trolleybus, a park, sell flowers.
Chronicle 1941-1943. Women sell flowers next to a sign saying "This side of the street is being shelled."
Post-war chronicle of the 1950s - Peterhof.
Chronicle 1941-1943 - Peterhof.
Our days, Peterhof.
Leningrad, panorama, bird's-eye view.
Telephone operators work in the large hall.
Passenger cars enter the cargo ferry hold.
Modern workshops of factories.
An office with computer equipment.
Kirov plant, a train with new tractors is traveling along the railway bridge.
A man is working at a computer.
Automated production process in factories.
A ship is descending into the water.
The dispatcher works at the airport.
The plane takes off.
Stadium - shooting from above.
Leningrad metro, the platform of the station "Chernaya Rechka".
People on the escalator in the subway.
City streets, rain.
Sale of flowers.
September 1 - elegant children with flowers.
School, the first bell rings.
First graders in the classroom, the teacher conducts the first lesson.
Recess, students in the hallway.
The sign on the door - "Tanya Savicheva studied in this class."
Portrait of Tanya Savicheva on the wall, an old school desk.
Museum, metro, train station, school
Calendar: 1945-1950 1941-1943
Locations: Leningrad  Peterhof 
Seasons: Summer  Rain