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Mikhail Gorbachev: Perestroika and Glasnost
Transcript of Mikhail Gorbachev: Perestroika and Glasnost
Reformation within the Communist Party
Literally means restructuring
Restructuring of the Soviet Union's Political and Economic System
Reform Politically, Economically and Socially Perestroika- What was it exactly? Perestroika- How did it unfold? Welcome Perestroika
The sky is clear, the sea is blue.
Now everybody can breathe free air.
The hammer and the sickle are not
hurting anybody anymore.
They are talking about hard work. (not sure)
Welcome Perestroika, democracy
One country is escaping dictatorship.
Welcome Perestroika. Welcome nirvana.
The red flag is not so scary anymore.
A tractor is plowing a field, the land is bearing fruit
"Rahva Hääl" (Estonian newspaper) is not lying anymore.
Its mouth is not smoking with lies. (literally)
Prohibited movies are now showing at the movie theatres.
Prohibited bands are now allowed to perform.
Welcome Perestroika, democracy
It is great to escape dictatorship.
Welcome Perestroika, welcome freedom.
Everybody is singing patriotic songs.
Police (miilits-older days) uniforms are not sickening anymore.
Police force is worth praise. General Secretary of the Soviet Union
Political Reforms/Economic Reforms - How did they lead to perestroika? Perestroika and Glasnost Policies were introduced too little too late
Not prepared to use force How did the policies fail? Restructure the Soviet Union Did the policies fail or succeed? Short Clip of the rise of pop culture Censorship
Pop Culture Housing was bad
cars were a rarity Communism in Russia (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Gorbachev's intentions Restructure the Soviet Union Gorbachev's intentions Restructure the Soviet Union Gorbachev's intentions Restructure the Soviet Union Restructure the Soviet Union Gorbachev's Intentions Soviet Youth Republics Failed coup d'etat Dissolution of the Soviet Union Political unrest Gorbachev's Resignation CPSU- Communist Party of the Soviet Union Economic Aspect of Perestroika Glasnost increased openness
transparency in government institutions
letting yourself out in public
end corruption in communist parties Bibliography for Kiran http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasnost
http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&SubjectID=1985perestroika&Year=1985 Problems faced by USSR Stalin Cold War World War 2 Famine Authoritarian Rule Collectivisation "Evil Empire" Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perestroika http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasnost http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union#Stalin_era http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collectivisation_in_the_USSR#Peasant_resistance http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&SubjectID=1985perestroika&Year=1985 http://www.history.com/topics/perestroika-and-glasnost