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.

Vitebsk to mark 125th birthday of Marc Chagall

VITEBSK, 23 March (BelTA) – Celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Marc Chagall will start in Vitebsk in April. The organizing committee of the festival has approved the relevant action plan, BelTA learnt from Director of the Marc Chagall Museum Lyudmila Khmelnitskaya.

Belarus to welcome Qatar’s Days of Culture in 2012

QATAR, 7 March (BelTA) – Qatar’s Days of Culture will be held in Belarus in 2012, First Deputy Culture Minister Vladimir Karachevsky told media after a meeting with Minister of Culture, Arts and Historical Heritage Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, which was held in Doha on 7 March.

Belarus’ national expo ‘a success’ in London

LONDON, 29 February (BelTA) – A unique exhibition of old Belarusian costumes and towels opened in London on 28 February, BelTA has learnt.

Minsk hosting Indian four-color expo

MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – An exhibition about India opened in one of Minsk clubs on 21 February, BelTA has learnt.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006