The village of Turgenevo - the family manor of the Turgenevs is located on the territory of the Chernovsky district of Tula region.
The village dates back to the second half of the 18th century. Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev often visited and lived at his father's estate. At the present time there is a manor complex in the village of Turgenevo, which includes a park of the beginning of the XIX century, a stone church of « The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary » founded in 1795 and built by means of the landowner of the Life Guards, ensign Nikolai Alekseevich Turgenev, the writer's grandfather. There are also the building of the former paper factory (winter wing), in which Turgenev lived in 1850, a coach house, a courtyard building and cellars.
In his famous " A Sportsman's Sketches " the names of many villages, forests and rivers located in the vicinity of the Turgenev farmstead are mentioned. There the writer hunted, met peasants, who became prototypes of characters in his works. Bezhin Meadow became famous worldwide after the publication of the " A Sportsman's Sketches ". Leo Tolstoy considered the story Bezhin Meadow to be one of the best Turgenev's work. Bezhin meadow occupies a huge space, framed on three sides by the river Snezhed, it astonisheswith its beauty and size. To create a greater attraction in the Bezhin meadow, it is necessary to recultivate the gravel pit, implement drainage system of the meadow, restore the landscape of the adjacent territory.