The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The 4th Tula Tourism Forum

On July 2-3, 2015, the forum “From an Idea to a Program” is taking place in the building of the Assembly of the Nobility in Tula. Its program will include an exhibition of the tourism potential of the Tula Region; the activities of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum will be presented at one of the stands. Our colleague Valeria Sholokhova, head of our museum’s Tourism Department, will participate in the forum. The exhibition will have three sections, which will show various tourist programs and routes: those related to country estate life, to military history, and to gastronomy.  

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,” is taking place in Tula and at Yasnaya Polyana. Among the participants in the forum scheduled for the presentation are representatives of the RF Ministry of Culture, Ministries of Culture and Tourism of Russian regions, the Russian Tourism Industry Union, heads and employees of museums and major cultural and tourism centers, and experts and specialists in tourism.  

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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