Glasnost (Roushie: гла́сность, IPA: [ˈɡlasnəsʲtʲ] ( listen), lit. "publeecity") haes several general an speceefic meanins. It haes been uised in Roushie at least syne the end o the 18t century.[1] In the Roushie Empire o the later 19t century it wis pairteecularly associatit wi reforms o the judicial seestem, ensurin that the press andthe public could attend coort hearins an that the sentence wis an aa read oot in public.


  1. Словарь Академии Российской. Часть II (in Russian). СПб.: Императорская Академия Наук. 1790. p. 72.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)