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glasnost

noun glas·nost \ˈglaz-(ˌ)nōst, ˈglas-, ˈgläz-, ˈgläs-\

Definition of GLASNOST

:  a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political and social issues and freer dissemination of news and information

Origin of GLASNOST

Russian glasnost', literally, publicity, from glasnyĭ public, from glas voice, from Old Church Slavic glasŭ — more at call
First Known Use: 1986

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