A film about the famine in Ukraine and the North Kavaz in the early 1930s. as a result of the collectivization of agriculture. People who survived hunger give interviews (sync. In Ukrainian). The Choir of Veterans of the Kharkov Tractor Plant is performing (sinhr.). Agricultural land and buildings. 1 part. One of the reservoirs. Swampy bed of the Tyasmin river. Power lines. Cemetery. Chronicle footage: late 1920s - early 1930s - collective farmers harvest grain crops; horse reapers in the fields. Part 2. The sculptural group at the foot of the T. Shevchenko monument in Kharkov. The audience on the streets of the city. Harvesting wheat with combines. Work at the elevator. Chronicle footage: late 1920s - early 1930s. - collective farmers harvest grain crops with horse and tractor reapers; delivery of agricultural implements and livestock to the collective farm; hay harvesting; carts with grain go to the [elevator]; grain processing in a trier; a man digs out hidden bags of grain; collective farmers are dancing; [October, 1931] - the first tractor leaves the shop of the Kharkov Tractor Plant; 1930s - production processes at the Makeyevka Metallurgical Plant (Donetsk region); workers receive bread cards and food stamps; workers in the dining room. Part 3. Unloading grain at the port. Filing of newspapers "Molot" for 1932-33. Elevator. Chronicle footage: late 1920s - early 1930s. - carts with grain go to the [elevator]; men work at the elevator; grain cleaning in a trier; loading grain in the port; a meeting at one of the [factories];  - Presidium [Congress of Stakhanovites] in the Kremlin: Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine P.P. Postyshev, Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR M.I.Kalinin, People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR K.E. Voroshilov, People's Commissar of Heavy Industry of the USSR GK Ordzhonikidze, People's Commissar of the Food Industry of the USSR AI Mikoyan, People's Commissar for Ways of Communication of the USSR LM Kaganovich, First Deputy People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR Ya. B. Gamarnik; [1933-37] members of the government on the presidium of the congresses (among those present - L. M. Kaganovich, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars V. M. Molotov, G. K. Ordzhonikidze, K. E. Voroshilov, M. I. Kalinin, I. V. Stalin, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine S.V. Kosior, Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) S.M. Kirov, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Ukraine V.Ya. corn, rotting in the open. Bust of the Deputy Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Ukraine N. A. Skrypnik. A memorial plaque at the place of the alleged burial of the poet N. G. (Mikola) Khvylovy. An abandoned cemetery near the church. Trade square in the village of Leningradskaya (Krasnodar Territory). newspapers "Molot" for 1932-33 and documents of the times of collectivization Part 5 Herd of horses Unloading grain in the port Foreign ships in the roadstead in the port Restoration work in the church.