perestroika

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per·e·stroi·ka

 (pĕr′ĭ-stroi′kə)
n.
The restructuring of the Soviet economy and bureaucracy that began in the mid 1980s.

[Russian perestroĭka : pere-, around, again (from Old Russian; see per in Indo-European roots) + stroĭka, construction (from stroit', to build, from Old Russian stroiti, from strojĭ, order; see ster- in Indo-European roots).]

perestroika

(ˌpɛrəˈstrɔɪkə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy of reconstructing the economy, etc, of the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachov
[C20: Russian, literally: reconstruction]

pe•re•stroi•ka

(ˌpɛr əˈstrɔɪ kə)
n.
the program of economic and political reform in the Soviet Union initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.
[< Russian perestróĭka literally, rebuilding]

perestroika

A Russian word meaning restructuring, used to describe the attempt by Gorbachev to regenerate the Soviet economy by encouraging market forces, decentralizing factory management, and generally democratizing the Communist Party and government.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perestroika - an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy
economic policy - a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
Translations
PerestroikaPerestrojka

perestroika

[perəˈstrɔɪkə] Nperestroika f

perestroika

nPerestroika f
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Before Perestrojka, only one hour per week was designated for art instruction in Russian schools.
Perestrojka in the Dutch Health Care System: A Demonstration Project for Other Countries.