Soon he was transferred from there to the Life Guards regiment of the Transfiguration, later a colonel – in the Life Guards regiment Semyonov, where in 1828 commanded the 1 st Battalion. After transferring to an infantry regiment, then a number of civil service: in December 1836 he referred to as the actual state adviser, retired, and later – Privy Councillor. Since 1834, he was the chamberlain, since 1855 – Marshal of the court of Prince Peter of Oldenburg. Has received numerous awards, including the Order of St. Stanislaus the 1 st century. (1843), St. Anne's 1-st century. (1848), White Eagle (1856) and St.
Alexander Nevsky (1856). Mother – Countess Sophia Tolstoy Yegorovna, nee Baroness Aretin. Parents M. Tolstoy were family friends of the poet Tyutchev and his second wife, Ernestine. Probably not be amiss to note that the maiden name of the mother FITyutchev was thick. Relatives of Count Tolstoy, mp, and Count Leo Tolstoy – pyatiyurodnye brothers. With a writer and poet Count Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy he also pyatiyurodny brother.
In this case, Leo Tolstoy and Alexei Konstantinovich Tolstoy – second cousins. Earl mp Tolstoy – chetveroyurodny nephew of the famous painter and medalist Count Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy. Earl mp Tolstoy – second cousin's grandson Senator and the famous bibliophile, whose collection of early printed books and ancient manuscripts is the foundation of the Russian National (Public) Library, Count Fyodor Andreyevich Tolstoy. Earl mp Tolstoy – chetveroyurodny nephew famous traveler, adventurer, gambler and duelist, a friend of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Count Feodor Ivanovich-Americans.