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Moscow honors Count Lev Tolstoy (1828-1910), one of the country's greatest writers, with two museums detailing his life and works. Details of both museums as well as a brief biography of the writer's life are given below.

Born on the family's country estate at Yasnaya Polyana in Tula Province, 210 kilometers south of Moscow, the young Lev Tolstoy experienced an idyllic childhood despite the early deaths of many of his close relatives, including his mother. After failing to complete his studies in first Oriental Languages and then Law at Kazan University, Tolstoy turned to private study and became particularly interested in literature and ethics and the writings of the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the English novelists Laurence Sterne and Charles Dickens. The writer joined the army and took part in the Crimean War (1853-1856), which was to have a great influence on his early published works, and traveled to Paris before marrying the daughter of a prominent Moscow physician in 1862 and settling down on the family estate for the his most creative period and for most of the remainder of his life. "War and Peace", commonly regarded as one of the finest novels ever written, was penned during the 1860s and combines a historical account of the Napoleonic Wars, the intricate exploration of the novel's principal characters and discussions on Tolstoy's personal theories on the philosophy of history and historical progression. The great novel "Anna Karenina" was also written at the estate, along with the novelist's remaining works. Having fathered 13 children, only 10 of who survived infancy, Tolstoy's marriage soured as he became more and more drawn to Christianity as a means of facing a growing fear of death, and he gradually developed his own system of religious beliefs. Tolstoy eventually died in 1910 after having achieved fame not just as a remarkable writer, who explored the most diverse approaches to human experience in his novels and whose literary works still endure at the summit of realist fiction, but as a renowned historical philosopher and moral and religious teacher. More info on: www.moscow-taxi.com

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