perestroika

[ per-uh-stroi-kuh; Russian pyi-ryi-stroi-kuh ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈstrɔɪ kə; Russian pyɪ ryɪˈstrɔɪ kə /
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noun

Russian. the program of economic and political reform in the Soviet Union initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.

Origin of perestroika

From the Russian word perestróĭka literally, rebuilding, reorganization
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perestroika

/ (ˌpɛrəˈstrɔɪkə) /

noun

the policy of reconstructing the economy, etc, of the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachov

Word Origin for perestroika

C20: Russian, literally: reconstruction
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