- The great Russian author Leo Tolstoy lived here with his family from 1882 to 1901. The building itself dates from the first quarter of the 19th century. The museum was founded in 1911. The eight galleries here illustrate the life of the War and Peace author at the end of the 19th century. The museum's total collection includes more than 545 000 exhibition pieces. This is made up of Tolstoy's personal belongings, the novels published during his lifetime, portraits of Tolstoi and his contemporaries, sculptures, photographs and much more. The number of visitors to the museum is testimony to the ongoing importance of Tolstoy for Muscovites - more than 15,000 people visit the museum every year.
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