The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Changes in Prices

Dear visitors,

Please note the changes in our prices for guided tours that took effect on July 1, 2015. You can see the new prices 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 7 - floristry and painting on ceramic items;

August 8 - weaving on a loom and painting on ceramic items;

August 9 - weaving on a loom and painting on ceramic items.

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

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. 

Contest “Skeleton-Dolls in National Costumes”

Yasnaya Polyana announces a new contest for everybody who is interested. We suggest recalling creative traditions of the Tolstoy family and making national costumes for skeleton-dolls, which are replicas of the wooden dolls Countess Sophia Tolstaya and her children dressed and gave as Christmas gifts to peasant children.

All contest participants will be given wooden dolls, for which they will then sew costumes.

The contest will be held from August 1 to November 15, 2015, and the wooden dolls provided up to September 30. For more information contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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