Yasnaya Polyana
Short List of Nominees for the 2014 Yasnaya Polyana Book Award Announced
premiaSeptember 16, 2014

Today the jury for the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award announced the names of authors comprising the short list of nominees for the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award for 2014. “This season the short list of nominees in the “21st Century” category is the shortest during the last five years of the award’s existence. The jury included in the list only those books on which there was no difference of opinion,” remarked Vladimir Tolstoy, chairman of the jury of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award and advisor to the president of the RF on issues of culture and art.

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The 2nd Interregional Conference on School Educational Tourism

September 15-17, 2014

The main goal of the conference is the development of a series of measures for organizing guided visits and tours for school students. Among the participants in the conference are representatives of federal and regional government agencies responsible for culture, tourism and education, tour operators and travel agencies located in the capital and in the regions, and also Russian media. Head of the Tourism Department of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum, Valeria Sholokhova, will make a presentation on “Lessons at Yasnaya Polyana: Interactive Programs for School Students” and will take part in the round table “Implementing the Museums for the Children of Russia Program.”  

The 3rd International Academic and Practical Conference “Traditions and Modern Tendencies in Flower Arranging. Choice, Design, and Care.”

32077_36533September 16-17, 2014
Yaroslavl Region, Rostov Veliky, Rostov Kremlin

The conference of the National Association, “Restoration of Historic Gardens and Parks,” is held with support from the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Head of the Environment Department of our museum, Vladislav Vorontsov, will deliver the presentation of the French landscape designer Gilles Becquer “The Park of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle. Ecological Activities in the Context of a Historic Park.”

Leo Tolstoy's Birthday
5On September 9, 2014 Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday was celebrated at Yasnaya Polyana. Photographs taken on that day can be seen in the Photos >>> 
Visit of the Ambassador of Sweden to Yasnaya Polyana

On September 9, 2014, on Leo Tolstoy’s birthday, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Russian Federation, Mrs. Veronika Bard Bringéus, visited Yasnaya Polyana. Her visit to Tula Region took place in connection with the opening of the second phase of production at the SCA Plant in Sovetsk. The Ambassador came to Yasnaya Polyana with the Head of the Shchekino District Administration Natalia Pilius. Mrs. Bard Bringéus met with Museum Director Ekaterina Tolstaya and visited the Tolstoy House with a guide. She was especially impressed by the room of the writer’s wife Sophia.  

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