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Mikhail Gorbachev: Perestroika and Glasnost

What was Perestroika and Glasnost? How did they evolve? More importantly, what role did this extraordinary man have?
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Sachintha Kumarapeli

on 17 March 2013

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Transcript of Mikhail Gorbachev: Perestroika and Glasnost

By Nevin Walpola and Kiran Ravi and Sachintha Kumarapeli What it was, how did it unfold and who was involved? Perestroika A political movement
Reformation within the Communist Party
Literally means restructuring
Restructuring of the Soviet Union's Political and Economic System
Propaganda
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
Unpopularity
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
poor wages
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
feeling comfortable
end corruption in communist parties Bibliography for Kiran http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasnost

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perestroika

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev

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
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