On November 7, 1929, Pravda printed Joseph Stalin's article "The Year of the Great Breakthrough (On the Occasion of the 12th Anniversary of [the] October [Revolution])." The article said that peasants started joining collective farms "in entire villages, volosts, districts." The article became the prologue to the start of the policy of collectivization - mass formation of collective farms through forced consolidation and nationalization of land plots, implements, and livestock. Historicans consider the Soviet collectivization to be one of the causes of the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. The photograph shows a scene of peasants joining a collective farm in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the early 1930s.