Leo Tolstoy's estate & road-trip to Ukraine

Saturday: Leo Tolstoy's house in his ancestral country estate at Yasnaya Polyana  (124 miles south of Moscow).

Saturday: Leo Tolstoy's house in his ancestral country estate at Yasnaya Polyana (124 miles south of Moscow).

Elena Potapova
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Leo Tolstoy's house in his ancestral country estate at Yasnaya Polyana  (124 miles south of Moscow). Credit: Elena Potapova

The pond at Yasnaya Polyana country estate (in Tula Oblast), where Leo Tolstoy used to go fishing. Credit: Elena Potapova

The poppies along the road from Russia to Ukraine. Credit: Darya Karzanova.

Vladimirskaya church in Bikovo (Moscow region). Credit: Darya Karzanova.

12-hour traffic jam at the border of Russia and Ukraine on May 1 (the first day of the May holidays in Russia). Credit: Darya Karzanova.

The sunset; on the way from Russia to Ukraine. Credit: Darya Karzanova.

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