14 June 2013

Leo Tolstoy and Yasnaya Polyana. Russia. 1976 - 12.



Yasnaya Polyana. Village Grumant.
Jasnaja Poljana. Grumanti küla.
Ясная Поляна. Деревня Грумант.

Postcards, 1976.
My collection.

* From the set "Yasnaya Polyana - the Estate-Museum of Leo Tolstoy".
* Postkaardikomplektist "Lev Tolstoi mõis-muuseum Jasnaja Poljana".
* Из комплекта открыток "Музей-усадьба Л. Н. Толстого "Ясная Поляна"".

* "Tolstoj's grandfather was Prince Volkonsky of the Rurikovich. He served for some time in the Arkhangel province, and he named his village Grumant, which was what the "pomory" - northern people - used to call Spitsbergen. And it seemed that a fragment of far-away Norway existed near Jasnaja Poljana, at a distance of three kilometers. The writer enjoyed his trips to this charming village with its four houses, one of which was a summer house, full of smells and memories of children and horse rides. Grumant became a "great delight", a paradise incarnate for Tolstoj." -
Scando-Slavica, vol. 46, N. Nikitina: Lev Tolstoj v poiskach poterjannogo raja (L. N. Tolstoj i Norvegija).

* Grumanti küla asus kolme versta kaugusel Jasnaja Poljanast ja oli Lev Tolstoile kallis lapsepõlvemälestuste tõttu. Külale oli nime pannud tema vanaisa vürst Volkonski.

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