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glas·nost

 (gläs′nôst′)
n.
An official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to discussion of social problems and shortcomings.

[Russian glasnost', publicity, openness, from obsolete glas, voice, from Old Church Slavonic glasŭ; see gal- in Indo-European roots.]

glasnost

(ˈɡlæsˌnɒst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy of public frankness and accountability developed in the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev
[C20: Russian, literally: openness]

glas•nost

(ˈglæz nɒst, ˈglɑz-)

n.
the declared public policy in the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985.
[1980–85; < Russian glásnost' literally, publicity (taken to mean openness)]

glasnost

1. A Russian word meaning openness, used especially to mean the policy of increased openness in government introduced under Gorbachev in the former Soviet Union.
2. A Russian word meaning openness. Set in motion in 1985 by Gorbachev, this policy meant that the intellectual atmosphere lightened and that contemporary social matters, politics, and the history of Stalinist era could be discussed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glasnost - a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems
social policy - a policy of for dealing with social issues
Translations

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