Combine harvesters in Kazakhstan, in the early 70s. The combine harvester is a machine that combines harvesting operations —reaping, threshing and winnowing— into a single process. According to Novosti news agency’s 1975 yearbook, «since 1954 in Kazakhstan have been cultivated 24 million hectares of wild lands uncultivated lands».

(photo: © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow – personal collection)