The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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In Memoriam: Tatiana Arkhangelskaya


January 22, 2015 our dear Tatiana Arkhangelskaya passed away. She was 84.  All her life, her scholarly creativity was connected with Yasnaya Polyana and Leo Tolstoy. She served them selflessly. In 1952, having graduated with distinction from the Tula State Pedagogical Institute named for Leo Tolstoy, Tatiana was sent to work at Yasnaya Polyana as a junior research assistant. Tatiana Arkhangelskaya was an Honored Worker of Culture of the RF, had a candidate of sciences degree in philology, was a veteran of World War II, and was the author of numerous scholarly works, monographs, and articles. Under the leadership of V.F. Bulgakov, Tatiana worked on the description of the Russian part of Leo Tolstoy’s library. From 1966 on, she headed this work and prepared for publication the second volume of the scholarly-bibliographical description “Periodic Publications in Russian.” Tatiana was an irreplaceable participant in scholarly conferences and seminars. Her reports were distinguished by their scholarly precision and careful, strict approach to the interpretation of facts. Tatiana to the end of her life remained faithful to the service of Yasnaya Polyana, worked on a new edition of her publication about Yasnaya Polyana during the years of World War II, and prepared for participation in a scholarly conference. In our memory and in the history of the museum she stands out as a person of surprising spiritual qualities, great devotion to work, generosity, patience, love, and compassion. May she always be remembered.

Conversations with School Students as Part of “The Joy of Childhood” Exhibition

On January 21, 2015 the research assistant of the Travelling Exhibitions Department Natalia Postnikova held lectures/conversations with students of the 5-11th grades of school № 17 in Tula where our exhibition “The Joy of Childhood” is currently being shown. Natalia told the students about the way the children were brought up in the Tolstoy family and answered numerous questions. A letterbox was put up in the school into which children can put messages to their friends, teachers and museum employees. In a week, we will open it and share the most interesting ones.

Photos can be seen here >>>
New Guided Tour “Steps to Nature”


From November 5, 2014 our museum offers a new guided tour (in Russian) through the Yasnaya Polyana estate – “Steps to Nature.” The guided tour acquaints one with the ecological nature of various areas of Yasnaya Polyana, and with typical examples of estate flora and fauna, including representatives of endangered species. It will be of interest not only to specialists but also to a wide circle of visitors. Everyone can make their own little discoveries while learning about the large world of Yasnaya Polyana.

The tour can be reserved at +7 48751 76091, +7 920 761 74 36. The tour guide is Andrei Deev. 

Conference “Libraries and Museums: Basic Directions for Interaction and Cooperation”

The Yasnaya Polyana Tolstoy Museum and the Russian State Library of Foreign Literature named for M.I. Rudomino invited persons wishing to take part to an international academic and practictical conference, “Libraries and Museums: Basis Directions for Interaction and Cooperation,” which will be held February 13 to 15, 2015 in Moscow and at Yasnaya Polyana. More information is here >>>

Mobile Audio Tour “A Walk at Yasnaya Polyana”
audiogidJune 23, 2014

Since May 8, museum visitors have had access to a mobile audio tour,
«A Walk at Yasnaya Polyana.»  You can read more about the audio tour here >>>


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