The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Yasnaya Polyana Presents the Grand Prize of the “Živa” Museum Award
20150514_174707May 24, 2015 at 12:00
Yasnaya Polyana, Volkonsky House

On the Day of Slavic Literacy and Culture, the Yasnaya Polyana Estate-Museum will present the results of its participation in the Živa Award contest –an award conferred on the best museum in the Slavic world.  The jury awarded the prize to our museum as the winner of the competition in which 14 cultural institutions in 9 countries took part. The grand prize – a statuette of the Slavic goddess Živa – was given to the Director of the Museum, Ekaterina Tolstaya, during the awards ceremony held May 14 in St. Petersburg.

Our Schedule during the June Holidays

Dear Visitors,

Please note the changes in our schedule in June: on June 11, our museum will close one hour earlier, at 16:00, and the last guided tour will begin at 14:30; on June 12, 13, and 14, the museum will be open from 9:00 to 17:00, and the last tour will start at 15:30.

Opening of the Exhibition "The Orchard of Leo Tolstoy" in Orenburg
DSC03555On May 16, "The Orchard of Leo Tolstoy" exhibition opened at the Orenburg Gubernatorial Local History Museum. Its opening was scheduled for the Museum Night. Our coleagues, research assistants Evgeniya Fateeva, Valeria Dmitrieva, and Natalia Postnikova offered the visitors a tour of the exhibition and spoke about the hitory of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum.  
Photographs from the opening can be seen here >>> 
International Conference “Taste in History: Historical and Literary Texts”


May 15-17, 2015 in Florence, Italy the International Conference “Taste in History: Historical and Literary Texts” took place, organized by the Association of Historical Memorial Houses of the province of Tuscany, the administration of Florence, ICOM Italy and the International Committee for Literary Museums (ICLM) of ICOM. Our colleague Galina Alexeeva, head of the department of scholarly research work, took part in the conference as a representative of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum and as the chair of the International Committee for Literary Museums.  The conference was held as part of EXSPO-2015. At its conclusion an agreement was signed concerning further mutual assistance and cooperation among the museums that are members of ICLM.

Guided Tour of the “Yasnaya Polyana: War and Peace” Exhibition


On May 14, 2015, jointly with the Complex Center for Social Services, a free guided tour of the exhibition at the Yasnaya Polyana Gallery was offered to pensioners, invalids and veterans of the war. Many of those people are children of World War II, who lived through all the fear, hunger and labour of wartime together with the grown-ups.  

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