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Russia: Putin visits historic home and birthplace of Leo Tolstoy01:40

Russia: Putin visits historic home and birthplace of Leo Tolstoy

Russian Federation, Tula
September 8, 2016 at 19:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

President Vladimir Putin received a guided tour of author Leo Tolstoy’s former home Yasnaya Polyana in Russia’s Tula region, on Thursday.

His ostensible reason for the trip was to discuss the socio-economic development of the area with the local authorities. However the Russian President took time to tour the historic home of the literary great.

The governor of Tula Region Alexey Dyumin accompanied the president through the famous avenue of birch trees leading up to the writer’s home. After discussions for the regional development, the Russian leader sat down for tea. Speaking during his visit, Putin stressed the importance of preserving the home as a museum.

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy was born on the Yasnaya Polyana estate in 1828. Tolstoy entertained many of his contemporary Russian cultural and artistic figures at the estate, including Chekhov, Turgenev and Gorky. The writer also completed many of his famous works including the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina at the historic estate.

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President Vladimir Putin received a guided tour of author Leo Tolstoy’s former home Yasnaya Polyana in Russia’s Tula region, on Thursday.

His ostensible reason for the trip was to discuss the socio-economic development of the area with the local authorities. However the Russian President took time to tour the historic home of the literary great.

The governor of Tula Region Alexey Dyumin accompanied the president through the famous avenue of birch trees leading up to the writer’s home. After discussions for the regional development, the Russian leader sat down for tea. Speaking during his visit, Putin stressed the importance of preserving the home as a museum.

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy was born on the Yasnaya Polyana estate in 1828. Tolstoy entertained many of his contemporary Russian cultural and artistic figures at the estate, including Chekhov, Turgenev and Gorky. The writer also completed many of his famous works including the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina at the historic estate.

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