The State Memorial and Natural Preserve "Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy "Yasnaya Polyana"
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Seminar: British Literature Today. Post Scriptum

On July 12-15, 2017 the second residential seminar British Literature Today took place at Yasnaya Polyana; modern British writers visited Yasnaya Polyana as part of it. The final event of the seminar was  a panel discussion with British authors, Truth or Fiction: on the Relationship between the Imaginative and the Documentary. It was moderated by the writer and poet Linor Goralik. We talked to her before the public discussion at Yasnaya Polyana.

Results of the Volunteer Camp


On July 12, 2017, the international ecological volunteer camp finished its work at Yasnaya Polyana. During the two weeks of their stay, the camp participants managed to help our museum in its preservation of the historic and natural heritage and to acquire new cultural experience and get acquainted with Yasnaya Polyana and the history of Tula Region. In addition, the participants from foreign countries were attracted by the possibility to study and discover for themselves Russian culture in general – from everyday culture to sightseeing. Photos >>>

The 19th Meeting of the Ant Brotherhood at Yasnaya Polyana


On June 26 – July 8, the 19th summer meeting of the Ant Brotherhood children‘s interregional public movement took place at the Yasnaya Polyana Estate. For nearly 20 years the movement has been uniting children from different parts of Russia by means of ideas that were of great importance for Leo Tolstoy. In his childhood, little Leo dreamed of all the people becoming happy and joining in the “ant brotherhood.“ Modern kids also cherish the ideas of kindness, justice, sincerity in relationships, and true friendship. Photos >>>

Festival in Pirogovo: The Russian Road


Poets, musicians, and artists are invited to participate in The Russian Road literary and musical festival, which will take place at the Pirogovo Estate, a branch of the Yasnaya Polyana Museum, on July 28-30.

To participate, one should send an application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it until July 20. Applications should contain the participant’s name or the musical group’s title, the address and contact phone number; no particular format is required for the application.

Exhibition: Karl Bulla at Yasnaya Polyana


Until July 23, 2017, the Karl Bulla at Yasnaya Polyana exhibition can be seen at the Yasnaya Polyana Gallery. The exhibition is scheduled for the 110th anniversary of the famous photographer’s visit to Yasnaya Polyana. It features original objects from the Tolstoy House and 45 photographs from the Karl Bulla Historical Photography Foundation (St. Petersburg). Postcards from Paul Rodzianko’s collection (USA) printed before the Revolution from Bulla’s photos taken at Yasnaya Polyana are also on display. More information about the exhibition can be found HERE>>>

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