The Mogilev region, in the east of the country, is one of the six administrative regions (or oblasts) of Belarus
The Mogilev region of Belarus borders Russia in the east. Just over half of the region isagricultural land and more than a third is forest.
The people of Mogilev:
Main religion is Orthodox Christianity, with a total of 17 religions practised in the region
Towns and cities in Mogilev
Mogilev is the main city of the region. There are a further 15 towns, of which two have their own regional administrations.
Transport links in Mogilev
Belarus is an important transit route between Russia and Europe, which means that the Mogilev region has a good road infrastructure.
The major railway lines between the Ukraine, Russia and Poland also cross the region.
The River Dnieper runs through the Mogilev region.
Culture and media in Mogilev
The Mogilev region has a rich cultural heritage. Its many attractions include:
There are 4 regional and 23 local newspapers published in the region, as well as regional radio and television channels.
This most prestigious international prize was instituted more than 100 years ago. Several Nobel Prize winners have Belarusian roots, including Nobel prize winners in economy, chemistry and physics - ZhoresAlferov, Simon Kuznets, Aaron and Nobel Peace Prize winners - Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres.