The Yasnaya Polyana estate is located in the very center of Middle Russia, with its quiet but strikingly moving nature, and is likewise modest, but beautiful and noble in its simplicity.
The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy was born and lived most of his life at Yasnaya Polyana. It is here that the world began for him, and it is here that the world of his literary works and characters came into being. For Tolstoy, Yasnaya Polyana was the only home he really loved, the ancestral seat of his family. But the history of the Yasnaya Polyana estate goes back to the more distant past.