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perestroika

noun per·e·stroi·ka \ˌper-ə-ˈstri-kə\

Definition of PERESTROIKA

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

Russian perestroĭka, literally, restructuring
First Known Use: 1986

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