Yasnaya Polyana
International Day for Monuments and Sites
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The International Day for Monuments and Sites is marked all over the world today. This year, its theme is "Heritage of Commemoration." Let us always remember that cultural heritage  is one of our chief values and that it is important not only to produce, but also to preserve. And, of course, we wish everyone who works in the heritage sector a happy holiday!    
 
Changes in Our Schedule in April and May
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April 18, 2014

Dear visitors, please, note that on April 20, Easter Sunday, our museum will be closed. On April 30 and May 8 the museum will be closed one hour earlier than usual and will work from 9:00 to 16:00; the last tour on these days will start at 14:30. On May 1, 4, and 9, the museum will work as usual, from 9:00 to 17:00; the last tour wil begin at 15:30. On May 2, 3, 10 and 11, the museum will be open form 9:00 to 18:00, and the last tour will begin at 16:30. Also, note that beginning on May 10 we are switching to the summer schedule: on weekends, our museum wil be open till 18:00, and on weekdays till 17:00. 
 
 
“Rural Spring” at Yasnaya Polyana
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We invite you to have a traditional celebration of the coming of spring, with folklore motifs, on April 25. The program of the celebration includes a traditional Russian meal at the “Country Estate” Restaurant, a musical performance, and a workshop on making traditional dolls. Information and registration at +7 905 622 8235 
 
 
Spring Is Coming

03April 14, 2014

The snow has already melted and the first singing birds have come, but the spring is very slowly coming into its own. The puddles in the forest are still covered with thin ice in the mornings, and cold northeast wind at times chills one to the bone. But when the sun comes out, we clearly see that the spring is timidly making its steps forward. On the fringes of the woods, anemones, lung-worts, willows and pileworts began blooming. Protected from the wind by fir-trees, liverleaf  has opened its flowers. Partlet is in blossom, and  yellow stars of gagea can also be seen on their thin stalks.  On the Voronka River life became more active too; brown frogs are croaking and their first egg sacs appeared.

All the photos are here >>>

 
Photo Record of the Weekend at the Museum
3April 14, 2014

We added photographs taken during the events that took place last weekend into the Photos section. Photos made at the "Total Dictation" on April 12 can be seen here >>>, and shots from the press-conference and screening of Vladimir Menshov's film "Drawing-Room Comedy" on April 13 are here>>>  
 
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