You can’t consider yourself a truly educated person if you haven’t read Tolstoy’s enormous novel dubbed «War and Peace» yet. Undoubtedly, that’s one of the greatest historical masterpieces ever created by human mind. The novel is replete with accurate historical facts and influential personalities, including Speranski, Napoleon, Tsar Alexander I as well as other celebrities of that glorious epoch. In this war and peace essay we’ll consider crucial questions on the subject. For instance, many people still don’t know why the writer decided to merge true facts and fiction in this novel. Let’s find an answer. Perhaps, a banal answer would be the fact that the vast majority of historical novels merge fiction and facts on a regular basis, at least it follows from the names «novel» and «historical».