The administration of the Tula region ordered to make a monument to Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy to the Moscow sculptor V.I Buyakin. The architect of the monument is A.N Kolchin. Leo Tolstoy was supposed to be barefoot, but the city government seemed it indecent. The master Buiakin shod him in granite shoes, although in fact LN. Tolstoy never carried them.