Tolstoy Aleksey

A. Tolstoy

Tolstoy Aleksey (1883-1945), Russian writer. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939). Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1946). He was born in Nikolaevsk, Russia. A. Tolstoy studied at the Petersburg Technical Institute (1901 – 07). In 1915 he arrived in Tbilisi for the first time; he repeatedly visited the city in 1932, 1935 and 1938. He had businesslike literary relations with Shalva Dadiani, Titsian and Nina Tabidzes, Sandro Akhmeteli, Akaki Vasadze, Akaki Khorava, Mikheil Chiaureli and others. He personally participated in staging of his own play March of 14 States at the Rustaveli Theater as well as in organizing the celebration of the 100-year jubilee of Akaki Tsereteli. Georgian subject matter was introduced in A. Tolstoy’s stories Eshera, Wrong Step, On the Mountain Top and in the essay In the Caucasus. One of his essays depicted the funeral of Akaki Tsereteli.

A. Tolstoy died in Moscow.