Gomel oblast lies to the southeast of Belarus and borders on Briansk oblast /Russia/, Kiev , Chernigov and Zhitomir oblasts /Ukraine/.

The territory of Gomel oblast is 40,400 square kilometers. One third of the territory is covered with forests; the biggest rivers the Dnepr, the Sozh, the Berezina and the Pripiat are the most important navigable ways of Belarus .

There is the national park Pripiatskiy and the Polesye radiation-ecological reserve in the oblast.

Today there are 23 museums and 4 theaters and philharmonic societies in Gomel oblast numbers.

The region has 2,540 monuments, 1,360 of them are monuments of history and culture, 140 of architecture and 1,040 of archeology. And if the latter /they include ancient settlements and burial places/ are of interest only to archeologists and historians, the other places stir deep interest of the people who appreciate architectural masterpieces and are fond of the Belarusian history.

Belarusian short film Tufelki nominated for Monaco prize

MINSK, 5 November (BelTA) The short film Tufelki [Shoes] by director Konstantin Fam has been nominated for the Angel Film Awards of the 11th Monaco International Film Festival.

Belarus to host Hungarian Culture Days in 2014

MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) Hungarian Culture Days will be held in Belarus in 2014, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Belarus Vilmos Sziklavari told a press conference on 22 October, BelTA has learnt.

Kazakhstani Culture Days open in Belarus

MINSK, 7 October (BelTA) Belarus is hosting Kazakhstani Culture Days on 7-9 October, BelTA has learnt.

Lukashenko extends greetings to participants of 8th Yuri Bashmet Festival
MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) - President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the participants of the 8th International Yuri Bashmet Festival, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state.
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