What does perestroika mean?

Definitions for perestroika
ˌpɛr əˈstrɔɪ kəper·e·stroi·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perestroikanoun

    an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy

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  1. perestroikanoun

    A program of political and economic reform carried out in the Soviet Union in the 1980s under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev.

  2. Etymology: From перестройка

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  1. Perestroika

    Perestroika (; Russian: перестройка) was a political movement for reform within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) during the late 1980s widely associated with CPSU general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform. The literal meaning of perestroika is "reconstruction", referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system, in an attempt to end the Era of Stagnation. Perestroika allowed more independent actions from various ministries and introduced many market-like reforms. The alleged goal of perestroika, however, was not to end the command economy but rather to make socialism work more efficiently to better meet the needs of Soviet citizens by adopting elements of liberal economics. The process of implementing perestroika added to existing shortages, and created political, social, and economic tensions within the Soviet Union. Furthermore, it is often blamed for the political ascent of nationalism and nationalist political parties in the constituent republics. Gorbachev first used the term in a speech during his visit to the City of Togliatti in 1986. Perestroika lasted from 1985 until 1991, and is sometimes argued to be a significant cause of the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. This marked the end of the Cold War.

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  1. perestroika

    Perestroika is a political and economic reform policy, which refers to the restructuring of the political and economic system. The term was popularized in the 1980s by the Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The policy aimed at restructuring the stagnant, inefficient command economy into a more market-oriented economy, promoting transparency in government institutions and reducing corruption. It was a fundamental shift from the previous highly centralized, planned economy and one-party government system, to more liberalized economic and political systems.

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  1. Perestroika

    Perestroika was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost policy reform. The literal meaning of perestroika is "restructuring", referring to the restructuring of the Soviet political and economic system. Perestroika is often argued to be the cause of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe, and the end of the Cold War.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perestroika in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perestroika in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of perestroika in a Sentence

  1. Arturo Valenzuela:

    It's clear to me that what the Cubans want is perestroika, but they don't particularly want glasnost.

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