The issue is dedicated to solving the problems of desertification in the Lower Volga region.
Panorama of the desert.
Trees growing near the ruins, a panorama of the desert area.
Panorama of the territory abandoned due to desertification chabansky point.
View from the window of the abandoned house.
Buried under the sand soil and the pasture.
Panorama of the ruins.
Remains of a collapsed roof.
A motorcyclist rides through a deserted area.
The shepherd rides.
A flock of sheep grazes on the remaining part of the pasture.
Scientist V. I. Petrov talks about the problem of land desertification in the South-East of the USSR, in the Lower Volga region, talks about the huge opportunities for solving problems of desertification (synchronously).
Conducting experiments and research in one of the laboratories of the research Institute of Agroforestry in Volgograd.
Data on monitor screens.
Laboratory staff in front of monitor screens.
One of the scientists looks into the eyepieces of a microscope, writes down the research data.
Petrov talks about the causes of land desertification, the lack of equipment and planting material, and the inattentive attitude of the regional leadership to these problems (synchronously).
Collection of coniferous tree seedlings in one of the forestry enterprises.
Panorama of the deserted territory.
Mechanical planting of pine seedlings on dunes.
The seedling breaks through the sand.
Furrow for seedlings in the sand.
Petrov talks about forest reclamation as the most constructive and environmentally friendly way to solve this problem, about the role of planted forests in protecting the earth from deflation (synchronously).
Planting seedlings from a tractor trailer, seedlings planted in a furrow.
Delivery of seedlings to the deserted area.
Petrov speaks about the effectiveness of water reclamation in comparison with forest reclamation, the equivalence of these types of reclamation (synchronously).
Panorama of the area with meadows and woodlands created as a result of forest reclamation works.
Grass on the restored pasture.
A mushroom growing under a pine tree.
Panorama of the pine forest.
Views of the route of the unfinished Volga-Chograi canal (top).
Locations: Volgograd region  Republic of Kalmykia 
Seasons: Summer