On the evening of July 1, 1960, an American military aircraft was shot down over the Barents Sea, which violated the state border of the USSR. What did the RB-47 do in the Barents Sea near the borders of the USSR? How did the events of July 1, 1960 develop on the northern borders of the Soviet state and in Moscow? What was the fate of the surviving crew members of the American reconnaissance aircraft? What happened to the pilot Vasily Polyakov, who shot down the RB-47? The film includes an interview with a crew member of a reconnaissance aircraft, Vasily Polyakov, some materials from the still unclassified criminal case No. 45, film materials from the US State Archives.