The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Changes in Our Schedule
Dear visitors,

Please, note that on July 29, 2015 both the Tolstoy House and the Kuzminsky House will be closed for cleaning. Guided tours of the estate will be offered. On July 28, the Tolstoy House is open for visitors.

One of the Final Sessions of the Open Your Mouth Championship Took Place at Yasnaya Polyana


On July 22, 2015, the final session of the Central Conference of the Open Your Mouth Recital Championship took place at the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center. The winners of the city sessions in Nizhny Novgorod, Oryol, Obninsk, Sarov, Kursk, Ivanovo, and Tula participated in the competition. Eight participants (two residents of Tula among them) competed in three rounds: they read aloud extracts from Leo Tolstoy’s works and works by winners of the Yasnaya Polyana Award, and poems for children.

Photos can be seen here >>>

Changes in Prices

Dear visitors,

Please note the changes in our prices for guided tours that took effect on July 1, 2015. You can see the new prices here >>>  

Yasnaya Polyana Offers Interactive Workshops


The Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum offers all those wishing to participate the opportunity to attend workshops on floristry, making traditional twisted dolls, and work on a loom and hand weaving.

The workshops will be held at the estate grounds in the smithy (the building next to the stable, opposite the Volkonsky House). The workshops will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30 to 16:30.

This week:

July 31 - floristry and painting on ceramic items;

August 1 - floristry and painting on ceramic items;

August 2 - making traditional twisted dolls and painting on ceramic items.

The cost of attending a workshop is 100 rubles, tickets are sold on the spot.

A Walk at Yasnaya Polyana with Google
June 19, 2015

As part of the Year of literature, Yasnaya Polyana became one of the literary museums that joined the Google Cultural Institute. For the Literary Russia project, objects from the Tolstoy House collection were digitized and a virtual tour of the estate was designed. Now you can take a walk at the Yasnaya Polyana estate thanks to Google street views. The panoramic views and photos are available here >>> (text information is only in Russian).

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