Landscapes of the Karakum Desert. Oil fields of Turkmenistan. Types of cities: Krasnovodsk and Liber-Dag. Prospecting work of a geological exploration expedition in the desert; among those present - Gershanov, Perov. Explosions of rocks, drilling of oil wells. Dispatch of mobile drilling rigs to a new oil field. Brigade I.I. Smirnov. Arrival to the oil field of the Minister of the Oil Industry of the Eastern Regions Baibakov and the secretary of the Turkmen CP (b) Batirov.