catherine-tolstoyCatherine Tolstoy┬áis Leo Tolstoy’s great-great-granddaughter. She was born in Moscow but moved to England aged four and grew up predominantly there – although with summer holidays spent at Yasnaya Polyana (Leo Tolstoy’s famous estate about 200 km south of Moscow where her father is the director).

She loved school, but decided not to do her first degree in England, but instead came to Russia to pursue an Art History degree at Moscow State University where she is now in her last year.