Keywords: L. N. Tolstoy, L. D. Gromova-Opulskaya, Tolstoy readings, Tolstoy’s entourage, moral search, Russian classics, literary process.
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Sterlikova, S. A. “Results of the XVIII Spring Tolstoy Readings.” Dva veka russkoi klassiki, vol. 5, no. 2, 2023, pp. 142–153. (In Russ.)

Author: Sofianina A. Sterlikova
Information about the author:

Sofianina A. Sterlikova, Researcher, A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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Received: May 25, 2023
Approved after reviewing: May 25, 2023
Published: June 25, 2023
Issue: 2023 Volume 5 No. 2
Department: Scientific Life
Pages: 142–153

UDK: 821.161.1.09"19"


The article summarizes and comprehends the most important and significant reports of the XVIII Spring Tolstoy Readings, which took place on May 23, 2023 at A. M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The unrelenting attention of modern scientists to Tolstoy’s heritage, to its contradictions, complexities and still unsolved mysteries of his artistic worlds is remarkable. The article gives the general composition of the participants in the readings, as well as the audience, and emphasizes the attention which is focused on various scientific problems that were voiced by the speakers, the academic nature of the past Tolstoy readings, the depth and significance of many speeches, the scrupulous work of researchers in studying various sources, such as literary texts, their editions and variants, journalism, letters, diaries and notes of Tolstoy.


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