Monday, May 14, 2012


Gomel, also Homiel or Homel, is the administrative center of Gomel Voblast and the second-largest city in Belarus. Gomel is situated in the southeastern part of the country, on the right bank of Sozh river. 
This official card shows the Gomel oblast library named after Lenin.

BY-432719, sent by Marina.
The Gomel oblast library n.a. Lenin was established in 1928. The construction of the main building of the library was built in 1961. In September 2001 an extension to the library with the area of 1,440 square meters was added. The library has become one of the biggest cultural centers of the republic. It has a considerable informational potential: its book stocks comprise 980,000 books. The readership of the library amounts to about 60,000 people. The private book collection, earlier owned by Duke Paskevich, is a pearl of the library. The collection includes rare editions of the 16th -17th centuries. - in:

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