In the brochure, an evening of kolkhozniks
in Keila district cultural house on the topic of 'We shall catch up with the United States in per capita butter, meat and milk production' is described.
In addition, those unencumbered border crossings by Soviet Koreans might influence Russian kolkhozniks
, among whom a highly dissatisfied attitude toward the Soviet authorities prevailed as well.
"The most terrible thing," concurred the head of the Statistical Administration, Ganiushkin, "was that drawn into the orbit of falsification was a wide circle of officials, starting with the kolkhozniks
but moving on to salespeople at the village general stores, kolkhoz accountants, and even newspaper reporters." Underlining this point, Aristov, who attended the plenum of 6 January, conceded that Moscow had received signals, including a very convincing one about suspicious goings-on in the Zapozhkovskii district.
Some agents were employed regardless of having been exposed by fellow kolkhozniks
who complained that "[the agents] did not fulfill their work norms because they were busy with secret cooperation with the MGB organs." Others who were unqualified or had criminal records were kept in the surveillance network since "there was no surveillance in the kolkhoz where they worked and they are needed in any case." Scores of informants who at least on paper looked like promising prospects for valuable information on the old intelligentsia and national minorities were kept on the rosters despite offering no information and avoiding meetings with their handlers over several years.