Kremlinology - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    trying to guess or infer what things people say and do really mean, as opposed to what they seem to mean; after the Kremlin, the seat of Soviet power, the actions of whose leaders western powers struggled to interpret during the Cold War

    This has given rise to a new version of 'Kremlinology' – today, all the utterances of the monetary bureaucrats are parsed like those of the aging Kremlin autocrats of yore.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/07/2012