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In Culturally Fractious Russia, a Tolstoy Is a Friendly Kremlin Face

In Putin’s nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as cultural diplomat

On a sunny winter afternoon in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia, Vladimir Tolstoy, a great-great-grandson of Leo Tolstoy and an adviser on cultural affairs to President Vladimir V Putin, strode up the birch-lined path that leads to the bucolic family compound where ... Times of India, 5 days ago

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How much land does a nation need?

In Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy's famous story, How Much Land Does a Man Need? , a peasant is told he can have all the land he can traverse in a day. Rising early, he begins to run to cover as much ground as possible. At the end of the day, ...
 Livemint.com3 days ago

In Hausfrau, Anna Karenina Goes Fifty Shades With a Side of Madame Bovary

Random House Meet Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose debut novel is out Tuesday To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy: All happy novels are alike; each unhappy novel is unhappy in its own way. Unless that novel is Hausfrau . Jill Alexander Essbaum's decidedly ...
 Time1 week ago Cultivating Treacherous Fields  Kashmir Times1 month ago

Change in thoughts through education can only improve women's conditions

The words of Leo Tolstoy - Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself - befits well so far as improving the condition of women is concerned which could be possible only with the change of thoughts of the society. ...
 Meri News1 week ago Richard Branson's top 10 quotes on embracing change week ago Richard Branson shares his 10 favorite quotes about embracing change  Business Insider1 week ago Richard Branson's Top Ten Quotes On Change  Look to the Stars1 month ago

BBC's War and Peace being filmed in Vilnius

A television series, directed by Tom Harper and based on Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, is currently being filming in Vilnius, reports ELTA/LETA. The series is created by BBC Cymru Wales Drama , in partnership with The Weinstein Company and ...
 The Baltic Course2 weeks ago BBC begins filming War and Peace  RTE Online1 month ago REVIEW: 'Princess Mary Demands Your Attention' by Bailiwick Chicago  Chicago Tribune1 month ago The secret to a happy life - courtesy of Tolstoy  BBC2 months ago
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Review: Anne Tyler's latest family saga, A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread By Anne Tyler. Knopf, 368 pp., $25.95. Reviewed by Barbara Liss Leo Tolstoy isn't the only novelist to have noticed that happy families are happy in the same way. In our time, Anne Tyler makes this observation with more ...
 Houston Chronicle1 month ago Book review: Secrets, some happiness in family saga  Houston Chronicle1 month ago Family Values months ago
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Fundraiser to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

In the words of Leo Tolstoy, spring is the time of plans and projects, and that proves true at the William Blount Ninth Grade Academy for the month of March. With spring break beginning March 16, spirits are high. To kick off spring, WBHS is ...
 Maryville Daily Times3 weeks ago Spring is in the air - along with aroma of new stadium grub  Houston Chronicle4 weeks ago

Leo Tolstoy's theory of everything

, at the age of eighteen, began as a clinical investigation launched under laboratory conditions: in the isolation of a hospital ward, where he was being treated for a venereal disease. A student at Kazan University, he was about to drop out due to ...
 Salon2 months ago

Crookes' tube

In a famous essay comparing the Russian writers Ivan Turgenev and Leo Tolstoy, the philosopher Isaiah Berlin quotes a mysterious phrase by the Greek poet Archilocus: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing. Berlin thus divides ...
 RSC1 week ago
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Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent Join BBC-Weinstein Co.'s 'War and Peace' Epic

Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast of Andrew Davies ' adaptation of Leo Tolstoy 's War and Peace for the BBC and The Weinstein Co. , which has now started principal photography. Anderson is set to play Anna Pavlovna while ...
 Hollywood Reporter1 month ago
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