The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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The Yasnaya Polyana Museum and Samsung Electronics Have Announced the Short List of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award

On September 14, 2016, the Yasnaya Polyana Leo Tolstoy Estate-Museum and Samsung Electronics – co-founders of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award – announced the short list of the Award in The 21st Century and Childhood. Adolescence. Youth categories for 2016.

New Guided Tour of the Greenhouse


The Yasnaya Polyana museum introduces a new thematic guided tour of the Yasnaya Polyana Greenhouse, The First One Hundred Plants. During this tour, you will

  • learn about the predecessor of the Greenhouse – Prince Volkonsky’s conservatory;
  • hear the history of conservatories and learn about their role in the landscape design of the estate and its farming activities;
  • see a typical specimen of the Russian garden of the 19th-early 20th centuries;
  • learn which medicinal plants and vegetables, gourds and potted plants, fruit trees, bushes, and flowers were grown by the Tolstoys, and how they were used.
New Guided Walks at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate

The Yasnaya Polyana museum invites everyone to enjoy the beauty of the estate’s nature and offers a number of new guided walks in the central part of the estate: The Orchards, or The Art of Creating Beautiful Landscapes; The Purest Joy – the Joy of Nature; Russian Country Estate Traditions; and a walk through more remote parts of the estate, Steps to Nature.

These guided walks are offered in Russian only; or you can bring your own translator.

Rules for Visitors of the Estate
Dear Visitors,

We remind you that the Yasnaya Polyana Estate is an especially valuable cultural legacy of the peoples of the Russian Federation.  Accordingly, special rules for its preservation and safeguarding apply to it.  We urge you to follow the following rules for visitors to the museum. Among others, it is forbidden to smoke except in specially designated places, to hold picnics, and to travel by automobiles, mopeds, four-wheelers, and similar means of transport. There are special bicycle routes at the estate. Cycling in the central part of the Yasnaya Polyana estate is not allowed. We also remind you that bonfires are prohibited on the grounds of the estate.

New Volunteer Season Started at Yasnaya Polyana


Yasnaya Polyana announces the opening of a new season of volunteer work at the estate. Each shift will begin Fridays and finish Sundays. The first shift starts on April 15. To book a place in a group and get more detailed information, contact Elena Gorbyleva, coordinator of volunteer programs at Yasnaya Polyana, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or +7 48751 76119. 

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