Tolstaya became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941, abandoning the use of the title of countess.  In the summer of 1948, Tolstaya met 18 year old future United States Senator Mike Gravel , who had intended to volunteer for the Israeli forces in a fight to defend the state of Israel , and she allegedly told him to instead "go on back home and finish school", to which he complied.
La condesa Alexandra ( Sasha ) Lvovna Tolstaya (en ruso : Александра Львовна Толстая ; 18 de junio de 1884 - 26 de septiembre de 1979), a menudo anglicanizada con Tolstoi , era la hija más joven y secretaria del destacado novelista ruso León Tolstoi .    Biografía
Alexandra managed most of the secretarial work for Leo Tolstoy during his later years. She became the keeper of the Tolstoy archive after the writer's death in 1910. Alexandra shared the "Tolstoyan" ideas and was the follower her father's position of non-violence, but she felt a duty call at the beginning of the First World War.
- Aleksandra Lvovna Tolstoy
Countess Alexandra Lvovna Tolstoy (Aleksandra Tolstaya) was the youngest daughter of the famous Russian writer Count Lev Tolstoy. She was born in 1884, in Yasnaya Polyana, the ancestral estate of the Tolstoy family. Her mother, named Sofia Andreevna Bers, was the literary secretary for Leo Tolstoy, and made Alexandra an assistant to her writer ...
- July 1, 1884
- Alexandra Tolstoy
- September 26, 1979
Countess Alexandra ( Sasha) Lvovna Tolstaya ( Russian: Александра Львовна Толстая; 18 July 1884 – 26 September 1979) was the youngest daughter and secretary of the noted Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.   
Alexandra Tolstoy was the youngest daughter and 12th of 13 children of Sonya Tolstoy and Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, the celebrated Russian author. She was born on July 1, 1883, at her parents' Russian estate, Yasnaya Polyana, in Tula province, about 130 miles south of Moscow.
The Bolsheviks imprisoned Alexandra in 1920, but she was installed as the director of the Tolstoy museum in Yasnaya Polyana the next year. She left the Soviet Union in 1929, and settled in the United States, where she founded the Tolstoy Foundation. She became a naturalized United States. citizen in 1941.