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.

Exhibition in Belarusian History Museum hailed as fine example of international cooperation

MINSK, 11 February (BelTA) – The exhibition Radziwills. The Great Epoch of the Dukes represents not only a tangible contribution to the preservation and popularization of history and culture of Belarus and Lithuania but a fine example of fruitful international cooperation.

Belarus and Belarusians exhibition to tour Europe, Asia in 2016

MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – The exhibition Belarus and Belarusians will tour the countries of Europe and Asia throughout 2016, Director of the National History Museum of Belarus Oleg Ryzhkov told journalists at the opening of the exhibition at the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 January, BelTA has learned.

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich receives Nobel Prize in Literature

MINSK, 11 December (BelTA) – Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has received her Nobel Prize in Literature.

Marc Chagall’s museums in Belarus, France to aim for closer cooperation

Marc Chagall’s museums in Vitebsk, Belarus and Nice, France intend to promote closer cooperation.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006