DOI: 10.24412/2470-1262-2022-1-113-119


The study is devoted to the topic of spiritual quest of Leo Tolstoy, whom many readers perceive exclusively as a writer. Being a deeply gifted person, Tolstoy did not consider himself a writer – he was a teacher in life: for children in Yasnaya Polyana, for admirers of creativity, for followers of his views – Tolstoyans. The Crisis of Orthodox Consciousness at the Turn of the 19th – 20th Centuries. Can be traced through the fate and path of spiritual quest of L. N. Tolstoy, whose views were close to the Russian religious group of Doukhobors who were persecuted. Tolstoy played one of the most important roles in their rescue.

Keywords: L.N. Tolstoy, spiritual path, religion, Doukhobors, Tolstoyism, Russian literature, Orthodox Church


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Information about the author:

Elena A. Shuvaeva-Petrosyan (Armenia, Yerevan) – Teacher of the subject of Russian literature at the Ijevan branch of the Yerevan State University, Specialist of the Department of Historical and Cultural Projects at the Russian House in Yerevan, Member of the Writers’ Union of Armenia. E-mail: elena478@mail.ru

For citation: Shuvaeva–Petrosyan Elena A., (2022).

L.N.Tolstoy: Religious and Philosophical doctrine and Doukhobors. Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science, Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022), pp. 113-119 (in USA)

Manuscript received: 17/02/2022 – Accepted for publication: 28 /03/2022