The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The 10th International Seminar of Translators of Leo Tolstoy’s Works


On August 26, 2015, the 10th International Seminar of Translators of Leo Tolstoy’s Works concluded with the presentation of new translations and new publications on Tolstoy. Publications of works by Tolstoy in Turkish, Spanish, and Serbian were donated to the Yasnaya Polyana museum library. The latest issue of the Proceedings of the Seminar of Translators of Leo Tolstoy’s Works for 2014 was presented to the audience. Photos from the seminar can be seen here >>> 

Cultural Exchange: “Young People and Heritage”


In August 2015, the “Young People and Heritage” cultural exchange program was carried out in Weimar for the second time. Our colleague Youlia Vronskaya, head of International Projects Department, took part in the event. The Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum was one of the organizers of this project several years ago; in 2012, representatives of museums and cultural and youth organizations from Germany, Russia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Georgia, Macedonia, Portugal, and Ukraine decided to conduct a seminar for young people with a focus on the significance of cultural and historical monuments in shaping the collective memory of each nation and of Europe as a whole.  

Music in the Tolstoy Family. The Third Meeting

3On August 29, 2015, a concert as part of the "Music in the Tolstoy Family" program will take place at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum. The concert will be preceded by the thematic guided tour “Music in Leo Tolstoy’s Life.”  More information can be found 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:

August 28 - floristry and painting on ceramic items;

August 29 - making traditional twisted dolls and painting on ceramic items;

August 30 - hand-weaving and weaving on a loom.

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

Picnic at the Tolstoys’
The Yasnaya Polyana Museum offers a new interactive program, Picnic at the Tolstoys’. Read more about the program and how to book it here >>>

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