The issue is dedicated to the winter of 1986-1987, during which a third of the sheep population of the Kalmyk ASSR fell due to lack of food.
A shepherd walks across the steppe.
Panorama of the reservoir.
Shepherds drive a flock of sheep.
Flock of sheep in the steppe in winter.
Panorama of the sheep burial ground.
The Minister of agriculture, Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet socialist Republic I. E. Bugaev tells about the disaster that occurred in winter (synchronously).
Professor M. Narbaev indicates the absence of any natural disasters (synchronously).
Director of the state farm "Stepnoy" Litvinov speaks about the planned economy as the cause of the disaster in the Kalmyk livestock (synchronously).
Shorn and exhausted sheep in a pen on one of the shepherd's points.
A shepherd woman talks about the mass death of sheep in winter, about attempts to save some of the livestock (synchronously).
Children with a dog sit on the ground near the wall of the house.
Shepherd talks about difficult wintering and the death of sheep due to lack of feed delivery (synchronously).
Panorama of the sheep flock.
Sheep on shepherd's point.
Professor Garmaev says about the catastrophic results of the wintering, due to poor organization of transportation of feed (synchronously) who died from starvation of sheep.
Loading straw briquettes into the truck and trailer bodies.
Minister Bugaev about the difficulties of wintering due to poor road and weather conditions (synchronously).
Tractor with overturned trailer stuck in the mud.
The Minister of Finance of the Kalmyk ASSR speaks about the payment of insurance compensation to farms for dead cattle due to lack of feed (synchronously).
Panorama of one of the shepherds ' points with an empty sheep pen.
View of the cemetery next to shepherd's point.
Sheep in the pasture.
Professor Garmaev tells about the haphazard and thoughtless use of pastures, as one of the causes of livestock deaths (synchronously).
Fallen into disrepair steppe pastures.
Printing Newspapers in the printing house.
Shepherds graze flocks in the steppe, sheep and lambs in the pasture.
The shepherd talks about the lack of work due to the loss of livestock and the award of an unfair fine for damage (synchronously).
Interior view of an empty koshara, holes in the roof.
View of the leaky thatched roof of koshara.
The surviving sheep on shepherd's point.
The shepherd's face.
Sheep that fell from starvation.
Director of the state farm Litvinov speaks of mismanagement and irresponsibility of management in decision-making (synchronously).
Tractors in the steppe, a Blizzard sweeps.
Litvinov's face, view of the feeding area for sheep.
Litvinov was talking with the shepherds.
Sheep on shepherd's point.
Panorama of the burial ground, rotting carcasses of fallen sheep.
The poet D. N. Kugultinov talks about the disaster that befell the Kalmykian livestock industry due to bad weather conditions and drought, and the indifference of the leadership (synchronously).
Feed straw left on the side of the road, overturned in the mud tractor trailer with straw.
Litvinov in the cinema hall talks about Lenin's theses on animal husbandry (synchronously).
Lambs in the steppe on the chabansky point, carcasses of sheep that died of hunger.
View of the spring steppe.
Bugdaev Iljya Erdnievich -- state, political and public figure Narmaev Morhadzhi Bambaevich -- animal scientist, poet, writer Kuguljtinov David Nikitich -- Kalmyk poet
Locations: Republic of Kalmykia 
Seasons: Winter  Spring