The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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“Yasnaya Polyana Ski Track 2015”


On March 7, 2015 the “Yasnaya Polyana Ski Track 2015” competition will take place at the Estate-Museum. Everyone who wants to participate is welcome, and the winners will be able to take part in the next stage.

The men's and women's competitions for individual competitors cover distances of 5 and 10 km. The starting point of the ski track will be at the Field Gate of the estate (located beside the main entrance, in front of the parking lot). Participants should assemble and register at 11:00. The event begins at 12:00. 

Our Schedule during the Holidays
Dear visitors, 

Please, note the changes in our schedule during  the coming holidays. On March 9, 2015 our museum is closed. On March 6, the museum is open one hour less, from 9:00 to 16:00, and the last guided tour begins at 14:30. On March 8, we work as usual, from 9:00 to 17:00, and the last guided tour begins at 15:30. 

Website for the Project “Karenina. A Living Edition” Launched


February 16, 2015 Google Russia launched the site “Karenina. A Living Edition,” accessible at the address . At this link there is an internet version of the world reading marathon held October 3 and 4, 2014 and broadcast on YouTube. All the materials of the 36-hour reading – the texts, the audio, the video, and other information, were brought together in one place and furnished with a convenient navigation system. In this way, the site lets visitors read the novel in a special, unique, “live” edition.

Yasnaya Polyana Offers Russian Language Classes


On the eve of the annual “Total Dictation” event, Yasnaya Polyana invites everyone interested to free Russian language lessons.

Attendance is free.  Information by phone from +7 915 680-4308.

Lessons will be held February 28, March 7, March 21, and April 5 in the foyer of the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center and will be dedicated to the important rules of spelling and punctuation in Russian. 

More details >>> 

Series of Meetings “A Serious Conversation”


The Yasnaya Polyana Book Award begins a series of meetings of the award winners and jury members at the I.S. Turgenev Library. Writers, critics, and journalists will speak not only about literary skill, but also about modern Russia and about what is happening to it. The first conversation, between Vladimir Tolstoy and Mikhail Tarkovsky, will take place on February 10. Read more about the project here >>>

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