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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.

 
10.06.2016
Riga to host exposition of Belarusian costumes, musical instruments in 2017

The exposition Belorusy.by will take place in Riga in 2017, Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melbarde told BelTA.

The exposition will feature Belarusian culture and ethnographic traditions. The National History Museum of Belarus will showcase national costumes, utensils, and musical instruments.

An agreement was reached with the Yanka Kupala State Literature Museum to hold an exposition dedicated to Yanka Kupala in Riga in 2017.

Latvia has a well-developed system of education of talented people, organizes many festivals for young musicians and artists, Dace Melbarde said. She added that Belarusian youth will be also invited to take part in these events. I hope we will establish good cooperation in this field, she said.

The culture ministries of Belarus and Latvia signed a program of cooperation for 2016-2018 at the National Library on 10 June. The first joint events will be held this summer. In particular, the art museum Riga Bourse will host an exhibition of Lev Bakst.

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