May 1 is a landmark day for workers' struggles, which since 1886 has been established to be celebrated with marches and events around the world.
In Moscow, the capital of Russia during the USSR, a major military parade was held for May Day, honoring the working class.
In the film, we see the city that is decorated with red flags, the streets, the buildings and people who start gathering. The march of citizens begins, accompanied by a band, a chariot with Leonid Brezhnev’s portrait - then President of the Supreme Soviet - passes by, citizens with balloons, banners, sings, flowers and more chariots, while we watch government cars that transport the government officials who will attend the parade.
Then we see footage from the state television which shows the large crowd, the celebrations and the speeches in front of the Kremlin in Red Square.
As we return to our film again, we see views from the Saint Basil's Cathedral and in some general views from Red Square and we can see the historic buildings such as the State Historical Museum, the Lobnoye Mesto, the Spasskaya Tower ('Saviour Tower’) with the clock, a changing of guard’s shift, lined up soldiers and the crowded people who move away gradually.