Yasnaya Polyana


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Yasnaya Polyana

(yä`snīə pəlyä`nə), village, central European Russia, just S of Tula. It was the birthplace and residence of Leo Tolstoy, who is buried at his estate there. The writer's home was looted during German occupation of the village in 1941, but it has since been restored and is a museum and literary shrine.
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There are more than 900 historical and cultural landmarks in the region, such as the world-famous Yasnaya Polyana museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy, the Kulikovo Field Military History Reserve which is a place of Russian military glory, the museum-reserve of outstanding Russian artist Vasily Polenov, whose paintings you can also enjoy in the lobby of our Mansion and, of course, the Tula State Weapons Museum, the exhibits from which you can see in the nearby halls.
He currently teaches at the Literary Institute, works as an editor at Rossiyskaya Gazeta and is a member of the jury for the Yasnaya Polyana literary award.
Singhvi, wanted to develop Orwell's birthplace on the lines of Stratford- upon- Avon and Yasnaya Polyana, birthplaces of William Shakespeare and Leo Tolstoy in England and Russia, respectively, which attract lakhs of tourists every year.
His formation of the Yasnaya Polyana school, his second trip abroad, his marriage to Sophia Behrs, his creation of the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, his famous crisis (A Confession, The Power of Darkness, Resurrection), and the final years of his life are given detailed analysis.
The epicenter of d'Annunzianism--a relic of the Fascist epoch, yet akin to Goethe's shrine in Saxe-Weimar, Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana, or Wagner's Bayreuth--is but a demagogue's shout away from Salo, where, in 1943, Mussolini established the Italian Social Republic, only to be hanged upside down from the roof of an Esso gas station for his trouble.
Inheriting Yasnaya Polyana at 19, he gambled away a fortune over several years, literally losing his house, which a neighboring landowner took apart and carted away.
From his position of privilege at his estate at Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy set out on a programme of educational work among the peasantry whom he revered, setting up schools and producing a reading primer in which ironically he took greater personal pride than in any of his literary achievements.
to mark the date you have to think of Russia's past 100 years, which nobody wants to do," said Pavel Basinsky, author of "Flight From Heaven," a recent book on the circumstances of the writer's run in the dark of the night from his estate in Yasnaya Polyana.
They called it Whiteway, a rough English equivalent of the Russian placename Yasnaya Polyana.
The 82-year-old Tolstoy left his estate in Yasnaya Polyana, south of Moscow, and his wife, Sofia, in late October 1910.
18 for the screening at his Yasnaya Polyana estate, 110 miles south of Moscow, it was the first chance for the producers to gauge a wide family reaction to the film.
The presenter heads for Yasnaya Polyana, the family estate of Leo Tolstoy.