The dictionary states that glasnost, initiated in 1985 under Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, is the public policy within the Soviet Union of openly and frankly discussing economic and political realities.
And that's what I recently experienced, but in our neck of the woods.
Sunday night after church, my wife and I were invited to have dinner with a Ukrainian couple - the Oliynyks - in Campbellsville.
Ukraine borders Russia to the southwest and is a part of the former Soviet block. It gained its independence in 1991.