QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The Soviet Union?

What did glasnost do?

A Soviet political cartoon satirizes glasnost.
Retry Correct Incorrect In 1986, Mikhail Gorbachev adopted glasnost as his slogan, meaning “openness and transparency.” Unlike other Soviet leaders, Gorbachev encouraged more criticism, media coverage, and public discussions about government policies and agendas.
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What did glasnost do?

  • It aimed to end the Cold War as soon as possible
  • It encouraged the government to be more open and transparent
  • It restructured the entire political system
  • It banned protests in public spaces
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