Definitions for "Glasnost"
(GLAHZ-nohst) Russian: openness (glas is "voice" in Russian - having a voice, so to speak); popularized by Gorbachev in 1980's.
'openness', a term introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev about his post-1985 opening of Soviet society to dissidents, public criticism and limited admission of past Soviet mistakes (also see perestroika)
policy of "openness" introduced by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to ease tensions with the United States.