The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Jazz Book: Cycle of Lectures and Concerts


The Yasnaya Polyana Museum invites you to a new cycle of lectures on jazz music.

The Book of Jazz consists of three lecture-concerts that tell about vicissitudes in the history of jazz, about its heroes, its genres, and its styles.

The leading lecturer is the radio and television announcer Mikhail Mitropolsky; the lectures will be “illustrated” by leading Russian jazz musicians.  The first lecture will take place on October 21, 2017 at the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center (Yasnaya Polyana Village, No. 142A).

Exhibition: Skeleton Dolls in Costumes of the Peoples of Russia
1October 4 - November 12, 2017
"All Arts" Souvenir Shop

Visitors to the exhibition will see wooden dolls in male and female national costumes of various peoples of the Russian Federation. Admission is free; the exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00. Workshops on making folk-style twisted dolls will be offered at the exhibition. The workshops will be organized in response to inquiries by phone (+7 4872 47-35-80, +7 910 157-58-68). Cost of the workshop is 200 rubles per person.    

Unsystematic Literature Course for Everybody. Part Three


Beginning in October, we are renewing a course of lectures by writers, philologists, journalists, and teachers at Yasnaya Polyana, under the general title of Unsystematic Literature for Everybody.

The schedule of the season is as follows:

October 7, 15:00

Maria Stepanova, poet, essayist, journalist

Forest Fire: Culture in Search of the Past

The Mosaic of the Epic Exhibition in Ulyanovsk

06092017-1September 15 - November 15, 2017
I.A. Goncharov Historical and Memorial Museum and Center  
(Ulyanovsk, Goncharov St., 20)

The Mosaic of the Epic exhibition is an attempt to convey Leo Tolstoy’s amazing and long intellectual and spiritual work which resulted in such an iconic novel as War and Peace.

Exhibition: About Children and for Children

12September 8 - October 22, 2017
Yasnaya Polyana Gallery

The exhibition will feature illustrations to Leo Tolstoy‘s ABC Book done by different artists during almost all of the 20th century and kept in the collection of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum. They include works by V.A. Favorsky (1932), M.Kh. Gorshman (1941), V.I. Kurdov (the 1940s), E.M. Rachev (1949), A.F. Pakhomov (the 1960s), N.A. Rashchektaev (the 1970s), M.N. Romadin (1978), and S. Kharlamov (1988). 


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