American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An official policy of the former Soviet government emphasizing candor with regard to discussion of social problems and shortcomings.
- n. a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems
- Russian гласность (glásnost’, "openness") (Wiktionary)
- Russian glasnost', publicity, openness, from obsolete glas, voice, from Old Church Slavonic glasŭ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After all, no sooner had the word glasnost seeped into our collective conscious when suddenly the Berlin Wall got hammered apart and a few years later the Soviet Union ceased to exist.”
“In 1989, then secretary of state Baker was trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and to ensure the continuation of "glasnost" - and "perestroika" - in the Kremlin.”
“In a spirit of "glasnost" - transparency - and accountability to the people, we would accept that as our accusers provide us with the information we request, they should also make this information generally available to the South African public.”
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“At the same time, in a policy known as glasnost—literally “giving voice”—Gorbachev began loosening restrictions on the press and public association.”
“The so-called glasnost (open discussion) and all other unfortunate events in Russia have nothing to do with the war in Afghanistan- the war ended there when the Russian mafia had the bigger pie to eat - the whole Russia proper.”
“The messy disarray normally associated with functioning democracy — the irritating criticism, noisy opposition, and inconvenient news uncovered by investigative reporters (what Russians proudly called glasnost a mere seventeen years ago) — has been summarily and sometimes harshly dealt with.”
“Gorbachev initiated perestroika—restructuring—and what became known as glasnost—openness.”
“First there'd been the so-called glasnost and perestroika of Gorbachev ... followed by the abortive coup of '91, the accession of Yeltsin, and the wholesale dismemberment of the Soviet Union, she whom Krasilnikov had pledged to defend with his life.”
“This new climate is basically the outcome of perestroyka and glasnost, that is-an internal process of democratic opening in the USSR and its consequences on the former communist world.”
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