from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to discussion of social problems and shortcomings.
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- n. 1980s policy of the Soviet Union under Gorbachev to allow more government transparency
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- n. a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems
Russian glasnost', publicity, openness, from obsolete glas, voice, from Old Church Slavonic glasŭ.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Russian гласность (glásnost’, "openness") (Wiktionary)