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. It is deployed at the pavilion Republic of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia.

The photo exhibition features the palace and park ensemble, castle bastions and courtyard, earth walls, picturesque parks and the lake as well as the interior decoration. The exhibition also includes photos of the ballroom, fireplace lounge, hunting room, star and theater halls, libraries, archive, chapel, minerals collection room, bedroom and study of the duke and the bedroom and the saloon of the princess as well as the Slutsk belts room.

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