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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.

 
26.08.2013
Rechitsa hosts Metal Crowd Fest 2013

GOMEL, 26 August (BelTA) An international rock concert Metal Crowd Fest 2013 took place in Rechitsa on 24-25 August, BelTA learnt from the department for ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Rechitsa District Executive Committee.

Partaking in the forum were music bands from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Brazil, Romania, Switzerland, Germany, and Turkey. Venezuela took part in the festival for the first time.

The program of the forum included various themed contests, exhibition performances, expos and master classes of the creative youth (make-up, body art, etc.).

The ninth annual rock concert was organized by the department for ideology, culture and youth affairs of the Rechitsa District Executive Committee. The forum is held to promote the development of alternative music, support socially important initiatives of the youth, expand international cultural relations.

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