Leo Tolstoy

Google’s animated doodle today celebrates the birthday of another great Russian – Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy also known as Leo Tolstoy. He was a Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker who primarily wrote novels and short stories and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. For those not yet familiar with his work it brings to our attention classic novels for our bucket reading list. Epics such as ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’ are such must reads.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

A quote form Anna Karenina could be contrasted with the achievements of Sergei Korolev and Yuri Gagarin in their Cold War world!

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