The famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy descendants pose for a family photo at their forefather’s famous estate Yasnaya Polyana, 198 kms (124 miles) south of Moscow, Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. They are celebrating what great-great-grandson Vladimir Tolstoy calls the birth of the family and the birth of Tolstoy’s literary career. This year is the 140th anniversary of the marriage of Tolstoy and his wife, Sofia, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the writer’s first story, “Childhood.” (AP Photo/ Misha Japaridze)

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