The definition of Glasnost was a 1980s policy of the Soviet government that stressed openness about the economic problems in the country.
An example of glasnost was the lessening of censorship in the Soviet Union.
the Soviet policy of the 1980s of publicly acknowledging the nation's social and economic problems and of allowing open discussion of them
Origin of glasnostRussian glasnost', opportunity to be heard
An official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to discussion of social problems and shortcomings.
Origin of glasnostRussian glasnost' publicity, openness from obsolete glas voice from Old Church Slavonic glasŭ ; see gal- in Indo-European roots.
From Russian гласность (glásnostʹ, “openness”).