The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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“Yasnaya Polyana Ski Track 2015”


On March 7, 2015 the “Yasnaya Polyana Ski Track 2015” competition will take place at the Estate-Museum. Everyone who wants to participate is welcome, and the winners will be able to take part in the next stage.

The men's and women's competitions for individual competitors cover distances of 5 and 10 km. The starting point of the ski track will be at the Field Gate of the estate (located beside the main entrance, in front of the parking lot). Participants should assemble and register at 11:00. The event begins at 12:00. 

Marina Raku’s Lecture “Modernized on Opera Stage: How It Began and What It Means”

Raku_MarinaOn March 1 at 15:00 a lecture by the musical historian, journalist, and member of Russia’s Union of Composers Marina Raku who will speak about the modernization of opera classics. It will be the first presentation in the spring series of lectures called “Everyday Culture,” a joint project of the Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum and the publisher “New Literary Review” (in Russian – NLO). 

Admission is free.  

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Our Schedule during the Holidays
Dear visitors, 

Please, note the changes in our schedule during  the coming holidays. On February 23 and March 9, 2015 our museum is closed. On February 20 and March 6, the museum is open one hour less, from 9:00 to 16:00, and the last guided tour begins at 14:30. On February 22 and March 8, we work as usual, from 9:00 to 17:00, and the last guided tour begins at 15:30. On February 24, the Tolstoy House and the Kuzminsky House are closed.

Website for the Project “Karenina. A Living Edition” Launched


February 16, 2015 Google Russia launched the site “Karenina. A Living Edition,” accessible at the address . At this link there is an internet version of the world reading marathon held October 3 and 4, 2014 and broadcast on YouTube. All the materials of the 36-hour reading – the texts, the audio, the video, and other information, were brought together in one place and furnished with a convenient navigation system. In this way, the site lets visitors read the novel in a special, unique, “live” edition.

Yasnaya Polyana Offers Russian Language Classes


On the eve of the annual “Total Dictation” event, Yasnaya Polyana invites everyone interested to free Russian language lessons.

Attendance is free.  Information by phone from +7 915 680-4308.

Lessons will be held February 28, March 7, March 21, and April 5 in the foyer of the Yasnaya Polyana Cultural Center and will be dedicated to the important rules of spelling and punctuation in Russian. 

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