A column of trucks carrying grain from the seasonal harvest is seen moving along a road in rural Ukraine. A column of horse-drawn wagons also moves along the road, giving way to the motor vehicles. (Rains have delayed the harvest and collective farmers are anxious to deliver their grain.) Trucks are parked in a muddy lot and farmers carry sacks of grain, on their shoulders, to a central collection point. Soviet authorities examine the grains being delivered. Women fill sacks with grain from their trucks and men carry them into the collection warehouse. The last scene shows a truck displaying a large picture of Joseph Stalin atop the cab.
The Soviet ship Vyacheslav Molotov is seen, docked at the French port of Le Havre. A crane raises cargo onto the ship. Ukrainian and Belorussian passengers stand on the pier, ready to board the ship that will take them to their former hometowns. One woman walks up the gangplank with a flag and a carryall displaying the image of Joseph stalin. On the pier, French Army officers process the embarking passengers, as a Soviet Army officer stands nearby. Closeup of documents being stamped. (Narrator states that these refugees fled their homes for France, 20 years earlier, when they were under the domination of Poland.) The Soviet officer encouraging passengers up the gangplank. View from high on the ship, of passengers clustered around the processing station. Camera pans up to the ship's funnel, where Soviet hammer and sicle is displayed. View from behind people waving on the dock, of the passengers lining the railing of the ship, waving goodbye as the ship slowly begins to move forward and then is seen underway. Scene fades to reopen showing the ship in waters of the Black Sea approaching the port of Odessa, Ukraine. Buildings seen upon cliffs overlooking the port. Several views of the passengers assembled on deck looking toward shore. Closeups of passengers and their flags. A Ukrainian woman gives a speech about her joy at homecoming. Other passengers applaud. A man holds up a homemade sign reading (in Russian) "LONG LIVE SOVIET-HOMELAND I-EE-GOVERNMENT." Passengers disembarking down the gangplank, carrying flags and riding in open small trucks away from the ship.
Brief view of Josef Stalin and Mikhail Kalinin with Molotov and other revolutionaries observing Russian military parade, about 1925. Tanks roll on to the streets and heavy guns are also displayed at the parade. A completely separate scene, from 1946, shows Soviet Premier, Joseph Stalin and dignitaries strolling into the lobby of the Bolshoi theater, where Winston Churchill, Averell Harriman and Joseph Stalin pose for photographs.
Film opens showing devastated snow-covered remains of Peterhof Palace and its fountains, in Leningrad, after the Russians ended the siege of that city in January, 1944 of World War II. The next scenes show crowds gathered on 25 August, 1946, to celebrate the newly restored fountains, which are seen spraying water again. (Narrator notes that Russians now call the place Petrodvorets, meaning Peter's Palace.) An official speaks, at the ceremony, about the architecture of Petrodvorets and its cultural masterpieces still to be restored. Glimpse of statuary and array of fountains. Closeup of several young women holding flowers. Another shot of the fountains spraying along both sides of a central pond, with spectators crowded along the extreme sides near lines of trees.
Citizens walk along the streets in Tokyo, Japan on New Year Day of 1946. Japanese women dressed in kimonos walk along a sidewalk. Japanese women and children walking along the streets.
Two handmade 1946 model Ford cars during their test drive on roads in Detroit, Michigan. Four and two door models of the Ford car during their exhibition run. Narrator describes the new Ford cars and speaks to how Ford had not forgotten cars for American consumers after retooling for war production.