The practice of industrial plants "taking patronage" or offering voluntary help to a village was widespread in the 1930s. In the spirit of this practice, the Communist Party Regional Committee placed the village of Podhorodne "in the care" of the Lower Dnieper Plant. In 1932-1933, a "headquarters for cultural and outreach work with regard to grain consignments and collectivization" was organized htere. Previously, Podhorodne had had the Ulianov Commune, which had been active until 1930, when it was merged with the Ilyich Collective Farm. The inscription on the photograph's reverse says: "Members of the Ulianov Commune next to a tractor donated by the employees of the Karl Liebknecht Plant, village of Podhorodne, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. [Donated as part of the] Plant's patronage help to the village."