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Meaning of glasnost

glas•nost

Pronunciation: (glaz'nost, gläz'- Russ. gläs'n&schwast), [key]
— n.
  1. the declared public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities: initiated under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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