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a long way history
From the Past to the Present
Although Tula was founded in the 12th century, you will not find a significant number of old churches there. This city has always been an industrial province. However, major historical events still did not bypass the Tula region: it was on its territory that the crucial battle of Kulikovo field took place. Moscow Prince Dmitry Donskoy defeated the army of the Horde Khan in 1380. This victory was the first for Russian princes and marked the beginning of the liberation of Russia from the Tatar-Mongol yoke.
A few years ago, Tula began a new page in its history: active renovation has been started. First, the Kremlin was restored. Then a new embankment was built nearby. Art clusters and places of attraction began to appear in place of the old factories. The city seems to have breathed new life: young people no longer go to Moscow for leisure, but visit local events and restaurants.
short city information
475 thousand people
HOW TO GET
3,5 hours by bus from Moscow
Yasnaya Polyana, Gingerbread, Tula Museum of Weapons
types of tourism
Pride of the city
Kremlin, New Embankment and Lofts
Tula Gingerbread & Marshmallow
Mecca for admirers of Russian literature
It is Leo Tolstoy’s estate, where he spent most of his life and wrote his most significant masterpieces: «War and Peace» and «Anna Karenina». In the estate you will get acquainted with the very modest life of the writer, all furnishings are genuine. The most valuable thing in the collection is the writer’s books, which he used when writing the novel “War and Peace”. His author’s notes have survived, which make it possible to trace how the writer scooped up material to create his masterpiece.
Leo Tolstoy was buried right there, in Yasnaya Polyana. The writer’s grave is in the forest, in the very place where Tolstoy himself wished to be buried. A small mound, overgrown with greenery, is poured over the grave, there is no cross. The writer asked to bury him as modestly as possible and without any rituals.
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