1941. The Siberian carpenter Kuzma Kroikov has arrived in Moscow with his rifle company. With the fighters he strolls through the nocturnal Moscow streets, and in a village near Moscow he gets acquainted with Varvara Oknova. The resolute, tall and beautiful woman wins his heart. But soon the long and terrible fights for Moscow begin. After yet another fight, they meet again and show their feelings for each other. In the spring of ‘42 Varvara perishes. Kuzma and his company move forward, to the West..