The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Yasnaya Polyana at the Festival in Odoev


Employees of our museum’s sector of revival, preservation and development of creative traditions participated in the “Old Filimon’s Fairytales” pottery and ceramic toys festival, which took place on July 4 in Odoev (Tula Region). In addition to a folk pottery exhibition and fair, numerous workshops were offered at the festival. At the workshop on making clay toys, a world record for the number of participants was documented, over 400 people. Potters from the Oryol, Kaluga, Ryazan, Lipetsk, Tula and other regions of Central Russia demonstrated their skill in Odoev.    

Forum and Presentation “Russian Country Estates: From an Idea to a Program”


July 3-4, 2015, a presentation of a new major tourist program, “Russian Country Estates,” took place in Tula and at Yasnaya Polyana. During the event, issues related to the development and promotion of the “Russian Country Estates” major federal route and to the prospects of developing country estate tourism in Russia and public-private partnership in the fields of culture and tourism were discussed.

Photos taken during the event can be seen here >>>

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).

The Novel “War and Peace” Appeared in the “Living Pages”
LivePages_1806_4June 19, 2015

Samsung company presented the “Living Pages” – a mobile application which gives the reader an opportunity to rediscover works of classical Russian literature. The first book available in the application is Leo Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace.” The goal of the “Living Pages” project is to showcase the classics in a new way, in a modern interactive format thanks to the unique presentation of the information and additional content. 

Long List of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award Announced

On June 18, 2015, the long list of the annual Yasnaya Polyana Book Award was announced. This year, 170 literary works, published as separate books or in literary magazines, were nominated for the award. 102 works competed for inclusion in the long list in “The 21st Century” category, and 68 – in the “Childhood. Adolescence. Youth” category. According to our tradition, the works in the “Modern Classics” category are nominated by jurors, and the jury later discusses them and makes its decision. The long list and more information is here >>>

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