May 23 – 26, 2024
Forum “Catherine’s Roads”

In order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage, to create conditions for the development of the regional tourist potential of the Gomel region, one of the key events of the anniversary XXV International Exhibition “Spring in Gomel” this year will be the Forum “Catherine’s Roads”.

The forum “Catherine’s Roads” is an important component of the international project “Catherine’s Roads”, implemented by the private institution “Territory of Development – 21st Century” together with the Gomel branch of the BelCCI, which will become a communication platform to promote the main idea of the project: refraction of Catherine the Great’s heritage on the fate of modern people and the territories, where the paths of historical travels of Catherine II lay.

The aim of the project is the development of small territories by creating innovative tourist sites and routes along the path of historical travels of Catherine II (the project was awarded a Special Diploma “For the preservation of a common union cultural heritage” in the nomination “The best idea of a tourist event” in the Final of the International Award in the field of event tourism “Russian Event Awards”).

The following teams of Republic of Belarus and Russian Federation are working on the project:

Gomel region
– District Councils of Deputies of Gomel and Korma’s districts;
– Pribytkovsky, Grabovsky, Markovichi village councils of Gomel district; Grabovskaya, Markovichi, Klimovsk and Uritskoe’s secondary schools of Gomel district;
– Department of Education of the Korma’s district;

Mogilev region
– District Council of Deputies of Slavgorod district;
– Education Department of Slavgorod district;

Bryansk region
– Union “Bryansk Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry”;
– Bryansk Technical School of Service Industry;

Smolensk region
– Union “Smolensk Chamber of Commerce and Industry”;
– Tourism Department of the Investment Department of the Smolensk City Administration;

St. Petersburg
– Centralized Library System of Krasnogvardeysky District of St. Petersburg.

Also organizations interested in the development of regional tourism joined the project, as well as experts interested in the project and interested in the project. Among them are museums, Geographical Society offices, business organizations.

Time: May 23-26, 2024

Gomel Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry”
Private institution “Territory of Development – 21st Century”

State Historical and Cultural Institution “Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble”
Russian Center of Science and Culture “Russian House in Gomel”
Partners: Restaurant “Fasol”
Inclusive coffee factory “DOBRA KAVA”


Within the framework of the project “Catherine’s Roads” two competitions are announced:

– Contest for the best tourist souvenir “Souvenirs from Catherine”

– Contest for the best video “My Catherine’s Roads”

Organizers of the Contests:
Private Institution “Territory of Development – 21st Century,
Gomel Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry”.

Russian Center of Science and Culture “Russian House in Gomel”

Deadline for receiving applications for the competitions – until May 15