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.

Graphic works of Belarus Academy of Arts on display in Vienna

MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) – An exhibition of graphic works and photography by students and academic staff of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Kunstraum.

Days of Culture of Belarus in Lithuania expand intercultural dialogue between nations, Drazhin says

VILNIUS, 31 October (BelTA) – The Days of Culture of the Republic of Belarus in Lithuania concluded with The Fountain of Bakhchisarai by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus.

Yelgava playing host to Belarus Week of Culture

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Belarus’ Week of Culture is taking place in Yelgava, Latvia, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

Traditional Korean culture to be presented at Minsk City Day

MINSK, 7 September (BelTA) – Traditional Korean Culture will be presented at the City Day of the Belarusian capital. The Korean program will mark the 20th anniversary of Belarus-Korea diplomatic relations and the 945th anniversary of Minsk, BelTA learnt from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Belarus.

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