Ukraine... the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, where the soil is legendarily rich. Where wheat fields run [as far as] the eye can see. A relatively newly acquired province of the mighty Soviet Union. The Great Socialist Revolution of October has triumphed, the tsar has been executed, [and] the empire suffers in the iron grasp of Stalin. Stalin wants to take the whole agriculture into the state's hands; on the 27 of December in 1929 Stalin has declared war on the kulaks.