Tolstoy Family

Peter Tolstoy, the ancestor of the famous writer, who rose to prominence and established his family fortune in the reign of Peter the Great, makes an appearance in the 'Peter' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first escalator England had ever seen was installed at Harrods in London on November 16th, 1898 to much fanfare, fascination and fear ! The moving staircase was such a strange and scary experience for people that Harrods began offering smelling salts and Cognac at the top in order to calm people after their terrifying ride.




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