Great Break (USSR)

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The Great Turn or Great Break (Russian: Великий перелом) is the radical change in the economic policy in the Soviet Union in 1928/1929, which primarily consisted in abandoning the New Economic Policy (NEP) and the acceleration of collectivization and industrialization. The term was taken from the title of Joseph Stalin's article "Year of the Great Turn" published on November 7, 1929, the 12th anniversary of the October Revolution.[1]


  1. ^ Lynne Viola, "Peasant Rebels Under Stalin: Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance", 1999, ISBN 0-19-513104-5, p. 24