perestroika


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to perestroika: INF Treaty

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
References in periodicals archive ?
40pm Monster Island (PG): Fri-Thu 10am NT Live: Angels In America: Part Two: Perestroika (): Thu 7pm Spider-Man: Homecoming (12A): Fri-Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu 10.
It was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.
Because once Perestroika began clearing out the deadwood, his negativity was his downfall.
Gorbachev recounts his vision of perestroika as a process of renewing socialism.
1) His assertion that Gorbachev did have a clear and consistent agenda for Soviet agriculture, moreover, is on its face and in light of the evidence he presents incontestable: much of the same marketizing push very much appears to have been leveled at agriculture over the years of perestroika as had also been directed at Soviet industry.
Ironicamente, la Perestroika a la uruguaya solo podria nacer desde este grupo minoritario y con escaso poder institucional, promoviendo el uso de estandares.
Cheminaud's countryman - and Europe captain - Olivier Peslier should also be in luck, courtesy of PERESTROIKA in the Shergar Cup Classic (3.
So, no, it's not as bad as it was before perestroika.
Late and Post-Soviet Russian Literature: A Reader; Book 1: Perestroika and the Post-Soviet Period
For some the process of perestroika is only one of many unsuccessful attempts to reform the Soviet-type regime.
Drawing on Max Weber's protestant ethic thesis, Kollner examines the intersection between Russia's economic transformation and religious revival since perestroika.
But [people] must be involved in the transformation democratically," he said, adding that the key reason behind the violence in Ukraine was an "interruption of Perestroika," or the reforms structure, which he had initiated during the transition of the Soviet Union.