Lev Tolstoy (settlement)


Lev Tolstoy (settlement)

Lev Tolstoy ( _ru. Лев Толстой) is a settlement in the northern part of Lipetsk Oblast, Russia. It is the administrative center of Lev-Tolstovsky District. Population: 8,800 (2005 est.); 9,035 (2002 Census); 9,139 (1989 Census).

The settlement was founded in 1890 as Astapovo ( _ru. Астапово) railway station on the intersection of the Kozlov–Volovo and Moscow–Yelets routes. Leo Tolstoy, a famous Russian novelist, fell ill at Astapovo station and died here in 1910. In 1918 (1920 according to other sources) the station was renamed Lev Tolstoy.

External links

*ru icon [http://levtolstoy.h16.ru/ Unofficial website of Lev Tolstoy settlement]


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