Chechersk is a small town in 70 km to the north of Gomel.
The town of Chechersk was first mentioned in chronicles in the 12th century. It is situated near the confluence of the River Chechera and the River Sozh. This territory was chosen for inhabitance as early as in ancient times. The town was probably founded at the site of an ancient hamlet, which grew into a settlement with planned structure, typical of the towns of the 12-13th centuries.
In September 2004 Chechersk celebrated its 845th anniversary. Alexander Pushkin visited the town on his way from exile, Ekaterina II participated in opening of the Saint Transfiguration Church, and at a later date she also met here with Count Rumiantsev. Nikolai II also visited Chechersk. Chechersk Count Zakhariy Chernyshov even established a serf theater at the town hall.
I visited the city twice and I want to tell you about my experiences.
What you should look into Chechersk?
You must to see the town hall. It is very unusual. Five town halls remained in Belarus but in Chechersk Hall has the most unusual. It has five towers, that are made of wood.