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Glasnost


— cheering the Soviet leader’s policies of glasnost and perestroika, demanding similar reforms in East Germany, defiantly yelling "Stasi go home!"
Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  policy introduced in the Soviet Union in 1985 to allow more transparent government and reduce abuse of political power
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Strongly Associated with:   Gorbachev, Perestroika
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"Glasnost" translates from Russian into "transparency" or "openness."  Gorbachev popularized the term when he introduced the policy.
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  • — cheering the Soviet leader’s policies of glasnost and perestroika, demanding similar reforms in East Germany, defiantly yelling "Stasi go home!"
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Glasnost [9] , Gorbachev [5] , Perestroika [9] , Perestroika [9]
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