According to reports about the problems of land reclamation in the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet socialist Republic, the construction of the Volga-don canal and on cultural life in Saratov region.
1. Black Lands: The Advance of the sands.
Panorama of sand dunes on the Black Lands in the Kalmyk ASSR.
Panorama of a part of the steppe, grazing cattle.
Sand dunes caused by the wind.
Types of abandoned shepherd points.
Panorama of a part of an abandoned village.
The head of the Chernozemelskaya land reclamation station, V. B. Erdni-Goryaev, speaks about the former value of Black lands for animal husbandry, about the consequences of the onset of sand due to irrational management methods (synchronously).
Panorama of the steppe, covered with sand.
The faces of foresters discussing the issues of stopping the sands.
Collection of shrub seeds for planting on sand dunes.
Planting shrubs from a tractor trailer.
The Minister of Forestry of the Kalmyk ASSR, E. I. Rudenko, speaks about the reasons for the sand attack on the Black Lands, about the number of open sand and the need to stop the movement of sand, about insufficient measures to stop the sand (synchronously).
Panorama of sand dunes.
A crawler tractor with a trailer moves through the dunes.
A strip of shrubs planted in the sand.
View of the sand dunes near the highway.
2. The channel is being built.
Digging the bed of the new Volga-Don irrigation canal, removal of soil by dump trucks.
The work of a walking excavator, the driver V. N. Kukhtyrkov at the control panel of the excavator.
View of the part of the dug channel bed.
A dump truck passes by.
The meeting point of the Volga and Don rivers.
The dredger prepares the channel for the canal.
Dredger foreman F. D. Gribkov in the control cabin.
Types of canal construction, Gribkov's face.
Chronicle of cultural life.
Cover of the novel by F. Panferov "Bruski".
Volga coastal landscapes.
Views of one of the coastal villages, people riding in a cart.
Photos of collective farm meetings of the early 1930s.
Panorama of a part of the "Bruski" field.
Rally dedicated to the opening of the memorial stele in honor of F. I. Panferov.
The opening ceremony of the stele, the removal of the veil.
Laying sheaves of wheat on the stele, the faces of the participants of the ceremony.
Laying flowers at the bust of Panferov, opened in Volsk.
The speaker, the faces of the participants of the event.
View of the bust on the pedestal.
Panorama of the rally in Saratov dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the writer K. I. Fedin.
Speech by the speaker.
Removing the veil during the opening of the monument to the writer.
A military band is playing.
Laying flowers at the monument.
View of the Fedin monument.
Locations: Volgograd region  Republic of Kalmykia  Saratov region 
Seasons: Autumn