The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Workshops at the Krapivna Local History Museum


On March 10, 13, and 16, 2015 workshops were held at the Local History Museum of Krapivna as part of the exhibition “The Polenovs’ Russia.  Fairy Tales and Images.” They were conducted by the illustrator Sergey Sachkov and artist Yaroslav Kuravsky.  

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



Opening of the “Illustrators of Anna Karenina” Exhibition


On March 19, 2015 the “Illustrators of Anna Karenina exhibition was opened at the Krapivna Local History Museum by the Yasnaya Polyana Museum’s director Ekaterina Tolstaya. Among the guests at the opening were residents of Krapivna, representatives of the museum, and the partners of the project – employees of the Tula Regional Multidisciplinary Research Library, the Tula State Leo Tolstoy Pedagogical University, and the Krapivna Village Library. They spoke about the novel, its various editions, and about the project and future cooperation.  

Ceropegia Woodii Began Blooming in the Greenhouse of Yasnaya Polyana


Ceropegia woodii – an unusual succulent hanging plant of the Asclepiadaceae family – began blooming in the greenhouse of the Yasnaya Polyana Hotel.

It is an easily cultivated plant. Its thin stems can be 1.5-2 meters long. It has opposite leaves shaped like hearts. The surface of the leaf is smooth and has a silvery-marble pattern on a green background, with a shade of lilac on the other side. 

International Academic Conference “Leo Tolstoy and Voltaire” (Le colloque international «Léon Tolstoï et Voltaire: littérature, philosophie, religion»

The Yasnaya Polyana Museum is glad to have interested people participate in the International Academic Conference “Leo Tolstoy and Voltaire,” which will take place on July 15-19, 2015. During the conference sessions, issues concerning works of Tolstoy and Voltaire in the context of Russian and world literature, philosophy and religion will be discussed. In follow-up to the conference a collection of articles will be published. Accommodation, meals, and transfer “Moscow – Yasnaya Polyana – Moscow” are covered by the museum. Applications to participate in the conference will be accepted till  June 15, 2015 and should be sent to A.N. Polosina ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at Yasnaya Polyana or A.F. Stroev ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at New Sorbonne University (Paris III). 

Volunteer Weekends at Yasnaya Polyana

On March 13-15 and 20-22, 2015 volunteers worked on the grounds of the Yasnaya Polyana estate as part of the “Museum Volunteer Camp” project. Thirty-seven people from Tula and Tula Region, Moscow, Voronezh, Oryol, and Yaroslavl cleared away cuttings in the Cut Zakaz wood. Several of the volunteers had already participated in this project, but many of them were at Yasnaya Polyana for the first time. Photos can be seen here >>>

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