The film introduces viewers to the history of Russia through the work of the sculptor, People's Artist Vladimir Aleksandrovich Surovtsev. Different times are covered by the author's creations from Russian knights to the present day. Surovtsev's monuments have been erected in sixteen countries of the world. The main theme in the sculptor's work is the theme of war, the perpetuation of the memory of the heroes of the Fatherland. An important place in the film is occupied by the search for the remains of Soviet soldiers, their burial, and the creation of memorials of military glory.