Ladies and Gentlemen,
Leo Tolstoy titled his novel as "War and Society", NOT "War and Peace"!
When the Bolsheviks overthrew the Russia's Government in 1917, they decided to omit several letters from the Russian Alphabet as duplicate and unnecessary.
That's why the word "MIPЪ" = SOCIETY ceased to exist. The dotted " i " and "yat'" disappeared from the scene. The closest word "МИР" = PEACE was used instead and the famous novel got it's new name - "WAR AND PEACE" instead of original "WAR AND SOCIETY".
Something similar happened to Anton Chekhov's "CHERRY ORCHARD" (original title - "FADING ORCHARD") because the Bolsheviks omitted dotted " i " from the Russian alphabet and replaced it with modern " И ".
And the word "FADING" has become "CHERRY".
With deep respect to all
those who still read books,