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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Human rights talk did crop up in the Soviet transition, which one might arbitrarily date from the 1986 adoption of perestroyka (reconstruction) as the official policy to the closing down of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.
conflict and suddenly KGB supported us, as it was interested in winding up of perestroyka, as they thought that Gorbachev's peretroyka
The only thing that everyone living through "perestroyka," the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the ensuing chaos of transition, knew how or what to do was to "truck, barter, and exchange." (20) Perhaps, this profound yet elementary human propensity is the foundation and the starting point of any economic activity, and consequently, economic analysis and the design of economic institutions and systems.
Stephan III, Privatization After Perestroyka: The Impact of State Structure, 14 WHITTIER L.