Video of Leo Tolstoy

This brief video clip features footage from the life of Count Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and more.

Leo Tolstoy at age 20.

Leo Tolstoy in 1848 by Pavel Biryukov. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

The narration starts off with a brief mention of Vincent Van Gogh, an admirer of Tolstoy, and then it goes on to the actual Tolstoy footage. You’ll see him at various points in his life and in the train station where he died, plus the thousands of ordinary people who came to mourn his death.


You may also enjoy the Leo Tolstoy Biography on this site.

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