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'''''Perestroika''''', which means "restructuring", was a new policy introduced by [[Mikhail Gorbachev]] in the [[Soviet Union]] to allow the people to own small businesses. Gorbachev tried to transform the stagnant, inefficient command economy into a decentralized, market-oriented economy. Under ''perestroika'', open elections were held, and industrial managers were granted greater autonomy. It also contributed to the complete collapse of the [[Soviet Union]]. See also ''[[glasnost]]'', its social and cultural counterpart.
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'''Perestroika''' ([[Russian]]: перестройка), which means "restructuring", was a new policy introduced by [[Mikhail Gorbachev]] in the [[Soviet Union]] to allow the people to own small businesses. Gorbachev tried to transform the stagnant, inefficient command economy into a decentralized, market-oriented economy. Under ''perestroika'', open elections were held, and industrial managers were granted greater autonomy. It also contributed to the complete collapse of the [[Soviet Union]]. See also ''[[glasnost]]'', its social and cultural counterpart.
  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:34, 27 April 2012

Perestroika (Russian: перестройка), which means "restructuring", was a new policy introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union to allow the people to own small businesses. Gorbachev tried to transform the stagnant, inefficient command economy into a decentralized, market-oriented economy. Under perestroika, open elections were held, and industrial managers were granted greater autonomy. It also contributed to the complete collapse of the Soviet Union. See also glasnost, its social and cultural counterpart.