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Definition of ‘glasnost’

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glasnost

(glæznɒst
)

uncountable noun

Glasnost is a policy of making a government more open and democratic . The word glasnost was originally used to describe the policies of President Gorbachev in the former Soviet Union in the 1980s.

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glasnost in British

(ˈɡlæsˌnɒst
)

noun

the policy of public frankness and accountability developed in the former Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev
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Word origin of ‘glasnost’

C20: Russian, literally: openness

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glasnost in American

(ˈglɑsnɔst
; gläsˈnôst; ˈglɑsnoʊst
; gläsˈnōst)

noun

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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Word origin of ‘glasnost’

Russ glasnost’, opportunity to be heard

Example sentences containing ‘glasnost’


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Harry had heard back in Langley of this perverse twist to glasnost. Dobbs, Michael WALL GAMES (2002)

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Scrabble score for ‘glasnost’: 9
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Definitions of glasnost
1

n

a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems

Type of:
social policy

a policy of for dealing with social issues

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glasnost


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Definitions of glasnost
1

n

a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems

Type of:
social policy

a policy of for dealing with social issues

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