Every year, the Commissar would gather the farmers in the Kolhoz and give the farmers a long speech describing how life was good under the Soviet Union. At the end, he would ask if there were any questions, and usually there were none. But one day, Ivan raised his hand and asked: 'If everything is so good, why is everything so bad?' The following year the Commissar came again to the same Kolhoz and gave the same long speech. And he was again annoyed to see a hand rising at the back when asking if there were any questions. A farmer raised his voice and asked: 'If everything is so good, where's Ivan?'