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perestroika

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noun per·e·stroi·ka \ˌper-ə-ˈstrȯi-kə\

Definition of perestroika

  1. :  the policy of economic and governmental reform instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union during the mid-1980s



Origin of perestroika

Russian perestroĭka, literally, restructuring


First Known Use: 1986


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