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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
PerestroikaPerestrojka

perestroika

[perəˈstrɔɪkə] Nperestroika f
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perestroika

nPerestroika f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Gorbachev introduced significant economic and political reforms, such as 'glasnost', meaning 'openness' in relation to freedom of speech and press, and 'perestroika', referring to the 'restructuring' of economic policy.
Originated during the perestroika times, it extended well beyond time of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Which Soviet leader intoduced the policies of glasnost and perestroika?
All those vowels that we thought meant a new world - glasnost and perestroika - have been replaced by a new language of war.
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.
So the secret poetry that was written during those years was hidden away, and only when the archives were opened during the era of perestroika did much of the work in this collection get discovered.
VVTHE post looked as though it would never come for Dubka in the 1m4f handicap at Salisbury, but Perestroika's (1.29) late burst fell agonisingly short and Sir Michael Stoute's filly hung on to complete her hat-trick.
(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.
Spotting a gap in the Moscow dining scene post Perestroika, and understanding the strong demand of high quality fish in the area, a small sushi restaurant named Sumosan expanded to more than 300 covers.