Grain makes bread.
And in the Soviet Empire, everyone lives off of bread, so one can imagine how important grain is to the Soviet Union.
Grain is so important, the tool used to collect it is found on the Soviet flag: the sickle.
The grain in question starts in a rather uninteresting place: A soviet collectivized farm.
These farms require plenty of labor, and nearby a small town exists, with two small tenements to provide the workers for the people's farms.
Here, the people's grain is turned into flour, and then into bread for the glorious Soviet citizens to eat.
There's a dirty little secret, however, the Supreme Soviet doesn't want Russia to know. That's that lots of the grain, vast amounts of it in fact, are imported because of bad crop yields. Luckily, the Soviet government can do this thanks to the also vast riches provided by oil wealth. Even a communist regime needs capitalist financial resources.
Eventually, the bread and flour end up in soviet food stores, to be handed out to the peasants.
I'd just like to say that I am trying some new formats out for size. You might have noticed I chose an actual soviet propaganda poster for my header. I think I'll be doing this for the next entries too!