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Yes, Footage of Tolstoy Exists. Here It Is.

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On this day in 1828, Leo Tolstoy was born. And although we often think of him as living in an entirely different era, the end of Tolstoy's life coincided with the rise of video. Due to the War and Peace author's unparalleled popularity in his lifetime, it isn't surprising that someone would choose to film him, of all people. But this wonderful footage from 1910 is still a rare treat.