I ask this after having read "War and Peace"(1865) by Leo Tolstoy. One of the main characters in the book, 'Pierre Bezukhof', becomes a Mason early in the book, and to many Pierre was considered to be written as an alter-ego of Leo Tolstoy himself. Considering Leo Tolstoys interests and activities, show that he may have been interested in Freemasonry. I have not been able to find any information about any Masonic affiliatons of his searching on the internet, so I ask here if anyone anyone knows, yes or no, to my question.
------------- I posted this at another Masonic Forum, 50 pageviews, but not a single response, I was a little surprised at that.
I figured he probably wasnt, due to finding no information about it online, but still the question and hope was lingering in my mind, I was hoping for some input from someone who knew better than I, thank you.
And indeed about Freemasonry and other liberal societies having much influence in the early 19th century Russia, particularly the Decembrist revolt.