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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.

 
20.01.2018
Gomel to host world circus art festival in September

Plans have been made to hold the world circus art festival Idol for the first time ever in Gomel in September 2018.

13.12.2017
Belarusian cultural center opened in Moscow State University
A Belarusian language, literature, and culture center was opened at premises of the Philology Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University on 13 December, the press service of the embassy of Belarus in Russia told BelTA.
03.10.2017
Belarusian palace in spotlight in Moscow

A photo exhibition "National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh is world culture heritage" opened at the VDNH expo center in Moscow.

23.09.2017
Belarusian writer museum exhibits on display in Warsaw

Ān exhibition featuring assets from the collection of the Yakub Kolas State Literature and Memorial Museum will open in the Wladyslaw Broniewski Museum (a branch of the Adam Mickiewicz Literature Museum) in Warsaw, Poland on 22 September, BelTA learned from representatives of the Belarusian museum.

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