Glasnost meaning

gläsnôst
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.

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An official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to discussion of social problems and shortcomings.
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The Soviet policy of the 1980s of publicly acknowledging the nation's social and economic problems and of allowing open discussion of them.
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1980s policy of the Soviet Union under Gorbachev to allow more government transparency; often paired with perestroika.
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Origin of glasnost

  • Russian glasnost' publicity, openness from obsolete glas voice from Old Church Slavonic glasŭ gal- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian гласность (glásnostʹ, “openness”).

    From Wiktionary