glasnost glasnost  /ɡ ˈlæs nɑst/


  • (n) a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems


  1. But glasnost itself is an achievement of socialism.
  2. Though sanctioned by the local Communist Parties, the movements boldly tested the very limits of glasnost.
  3. In novel alliance with the glasnost of world communications, Gorbachev became the patron of change: Big Brother's better twin.


  • Kremlin denies Vladimir Putin stole Patriots’ Super Bowl ring from owner Robert Kraft

    The Kremlin yesterday angrily said “nyet!’’ to charges that Russian President Vladimir Putin stole a Super Bowl ring belonging to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Putin’s spokeman, Dmitry Petrov, kept to the party line that Kraft’s bling came to Putin as a symbol of gridiron glasnost during...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "I don't have the slightest doubt that it was Gorbachev and his policy of glasnost and perestroika that opened the gates for the great changes that first took place in our country and then in this part of the continent," Michnik said.
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Adam Michnik Source: FOXNews

  2. "These organizations should be pressured to disclose information," Olasky said. "If glasnost worked in the Soviet Union, it can work in relation to these ministries."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Marvin Olasky Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "For the first time there is a Glasnost in our country, and that makes us excited," Achmat said.
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Zackie Achmat Source: Reuters South Africa

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