The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The “War and Peace. Reading the Novel“ Project Nominated for the Made in Russia-2016 Award

The War and Peace. Reading the Novel project was shortlisted for the Made in Russia-2016 Award in the Television and Media category. You can support our Project by voting for it at The project was carried out on December 8-11, 2015; during those four days, the reading ofone of the largest-scale works of world literature, Leo Tolstoy‘s novel War and Peace, was broadcast on TV, radio, and the Internet. One after another, over one thousand people from different cities and countries read the novel from the first page to the last. In June, the project received the TEFI Award as “the main TV event of the year.“ 

Yasnaya Polyana Museum at the Formula of Handicraft Exhibition in Moscow


The Yasnaya Polyana Museum will participate in the Formula of Handicraft exhibition in Moscow. It will take place on September 28 – October 2 at the Sokolniki Exhibition Center. Our museum will show a floristry exhibition done by its section for the study and revival of country estate traditions. The exhibition will feature photo collages and floral compositions designed by our colleagues Marina Korablenikova and Tatiana Frolova. 

The Yasnaya Polyana Museum and Samsung Electronics Have Announced the Short List of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award

On September 14, 2016, the Yasnaya Polyana Leo Tolstoy Estate-Museum and Samsung Electronics – co-founders of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award – announced the short list of the Award in The 21st Century and Childhood. Adolescence. Youth categories for 2016.

New Guided Tour of the Greenhouse


The Yasnaya Polyana museum introduces a new thematic guided tour of the Yasnaya Polyana Greenhouse, The First One Hundred Plants. During this tour, you will

  • learn about the predecessor of the Greenhouse – Prince Volkonsky’s conservatory;
  • hear the history of conservatories and learn about their role in the landscape design of the estate and its farming activities;
  • see a typical specimen of the Russian garden of the 19th-early 20th centuries;
  • learn which medicinal plants and vegetables, gourds and potted plants, fruit trees, bushes, and flowers were grown by the Tolstoys, and how they were used.
New Guided Walks at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate

The Yasnaya Polyana museum invites everyone to enjoy the beauty of the estate’s nature and offers a number of new guided walks in the central part of the estate: The Orchards, or The Art of Creating Beautiful Landscapes; The Purest Joy – the Joy of Nature; Russian Country Estate Traditions; and a walk through more remote parts of the estate, Steps to Nature.

These guided walks are offered in Russian only; or you can bring your own translator.

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