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'War and Peace' Festival Brings the Past to Life in Present-Day Russia

Nothing says “Russia” quite like a festival dedicated to Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “War and Peace.”

Held at the Ostafyevo Estate south of Moscow — where Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol and Vasily Zhukovsky have all visited — the festival paid tribute to Russian literature and history over the weekend. Costumes not required, but encouraged.

Here's a look at when went on:

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