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glasnost

[ glaz-nost, glahz; Russian glahs-nuhst ]

noun

  1. the declared public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985.


glasnost

/ ˈɡlæsˌnɒst /

noun

  1. the policy of public frankness and accountability developed in the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail gorbachev


glasnost

  1. A Russian word meaning “openness,” which describes the policy of Mikhail Gorbachev , premier of the former Soviet Union . The term refers to a general loosening of government control on all aspects of life in the Soviet Union, even to the point of permitting criticism of government policies.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of glasnost1

First recorded in 1980–85, glasnost is from the Russian word glásnost' literally, publicity (taken to mean openness)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of glasnost1

C20: Russian, literally: openness
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Example Sentences

Of course, in Russia at that time you had just the beginning of Gorbachev, and glasnost and perestroika.

Still more excitingly for Cohen, glasnost included a Bukharin revival, with major support from Gorbachev himself.

Until virtually the day the Soviet empire collapsed, Rep. Dick Cheney was calling glasnost a fraud.

This scenario may sound like something from China or the pre-Glasnost communist bloc.

Technology will hopefully have made economic glasnost inevitable.

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