Landscapes of the Lower Volga steppe. Tulips in the steppe. Swans swim in a pond. Bustards in the enclosures of the biological station located in the village of Dyakovka, Saratov region. Kazakh women are preparing food at the field stove. A Kazakh family at the hearth: drinking tea, eating meat, an elderly woman singing a song (sinhr.). View of the village in the steppe. A girl rides a bicycle along a country road. View of destroyed and abandoned houses in the village. Members of the ecological expedition of the Severtsev Institute of Ecology and Evolution are observing gophers and steppe plants.