Robert, a young apprentice, backed by poor peasants in his village in the German colony, launches a "Red Flag" kolkhoz. His initiative causes hostility against him among the group of the kulaks who persuade part of the villagers to move to Germany. Instead of promised jobs all they find there is unemployment and more hardship. Meanwhile, Red Flag is becoming flourishes. That’s when the kulaks decide to kill Robert. They hire old Shakir to accomplish the mission.