NIKOLAY TOLSTOY — LEO TOLSTOY’S NEPHEW
1. The State Memorial and Natural Preserve «Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polayana”»
Abstract: In the modern society there is a growing interest in the country’s history, its national, cultural and domestic traditions, noble culture. The biographies of distinguished aristocrats, that have proved themselves in art and science, become today attractive in terms of their everyday and family life. The research focuses on the nobility’s lifestyle, their daily realities and family relationships. This article is the first attempt to rebuild the biography of Nikolay Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy’s nephew, the son of the writer’s sister Maria Tolstoy. The research bases on welath of literary and documentary material. Addressing the private life helps show Leo Tolstoy within the family and demonstrate his personality.
Keywords: Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy’s nephew Nikolay, estate, home education, studing abroad