This was Mikhail Gorbachev's vision for the period of governmental reconstruction of the Soviet Union which began in 1982. Envisioning a new future for the Soviet Union, he stated the following: “The expansion of glasnost [openness] is a fundamentally important issue for us. It is a political issue. Without glasnost there can be no democratism, political creativity on the part of the masses, and their participation in governance.”
Chto Delat? "Perestroika Timeline.", displayed at Former West 'Dissident Knowledges' exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 18-24 March 2013.