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Top Choice Museum in Yasnaya Polyana

Yasnaya Polyana

This late 19th-century estate is where Leo Tolstoy wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina, as well being the place he was born, lived most of his life and is buried. A long birch-lined avenue leads from the entrance …
Cafe in Yasnaya Polyana

Cafe Preshpekt

Tolstoy tripping can be hungry work: stop in at this simple cafe across from the estate entrance, where house specialities are prepared according to recipes by Tolstoy's wife, Sofia Andreevna.
Historic Site in Yasnaya Polyana

Kozlova Zaseka

This old-fashioned train station was where Tolstoy set off for his final journey in 1910. It’s now maintained as a one-room museum by a charming bunch of ladies. Displays include photos of Tolstoy's funeral and a re…