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 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.

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.

18th-19th century Belarusian icons, bells to go on display in Warsaw on 2 October
An exhibition of 18th-19th century Belarusian icons and church bells will open in Warsaw on 2 October, BelTA learned from Boris Lazuko, the head of the ancient Belarusian culture department of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB).
Sozhsky Khorovod festival brings together dancers from three continents
Dancers from three continents have gathered in the Belarusian city of Gomel to participate in the 8th international choreography festival Sozhsky Khorovod (Sozh Round Dance) that will take place from 16 to 18 September, BelTA learned from the Department for Ideology, Culture and Youth Affairs.
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