Yasnaya Polyana
“Rural Spring” at Yasnaya Polyana
_igp8649April 15, 2014

We invite you to have a traditional celebration of the coming of spring, with folklore motifs, on April 25. The program of the celebration includes a traditional Russian meal at the “Country Estate” Restaurant, a musical performance, and a workshop on making traditional dolls. Information and registration at +7 905 622 8235 
Changes in Our Schedule in April and May
April 15, 2014

Dear visitors, please, note that on April 20, Easter Sunday, our museum will be closed. On April 30 and May 8 the museum will be closed one hour earlier than usual and will work from 9:00 to 16:00; the last tour on these days will start at 14:30. On May 1, 4, and 9, the museum will work as usual, from 9:00 to 17:00; the last tour wil begin at 15:30. On May 2, 3, 10 and 11, the museum will be open form 9:00 to 18:00, and the last tour will begin at 16:30. Also, note that beginning on May 10 we are switching to the summer schedule: on weekends, our museum wil be open till 18:00, and on weekdays till 17:00. 
Spring Is Coming

03April 14, 2014

The snow has already melted and the first singing birds have come, but the spring is very slowly coming into its own. The puddles in the forest are still covered with thin ice in the mornings, and cold northeast wind at times chills one to the bone. But when the sun comes out, we clearly see that the spring is timidly making its steps forward. On the fringes of the woods, anemones, lung-worts, willows and pileworts began blooming. Protected from the wind by fir-trees, liverleaf  has opened its flowers. Partlet is in blossom, and  yellow stars of gagea can also be seen on their thin stalks.  On the Voronka River life became more active too; brown frogs are croaking and their first egg sacs appeared.

All the photos are here >>>

Photo Record of the Weekend at the Museum
3April 14, 2014

We added photographs taken during the events that took place last weekend into the Photos section. Photos made at the "Total Dictation" on April 12 can be seen here >>>, and shots from the press-conference and screening of Vladimir Menshov's film "Drawing-Room Comedy" on April 13 are here>>>  
Bicycle Rent and Tours at Yasnaya Polyana
April 10, 2014

From May 1 to September 30, 2014 bicycles will be offered for rent at Yasnaya Polyana. You can rent a bike at our Cultural Center in the village of Yasnaya Polyana and at the Yasnaya Polyana Hotel. In addition we offer guided tours on bicycles; they follow the route of Tolstoy’s own walks and horseback rides at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate. Reservation in advance is necessary; the minimum size of the group is 4 persons. The price is 600 rubles per person. The tours are offered from Wednesday to Sunday, at 10:00 – 18:00. The length of the route is 9 km (2 hours). For more information, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  +7 953 438 03 07 or +7 48751 76000.  

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