The abandoned ship, covered with a crust of ice due to the stormy wind in Teriberka, was photographed by Alexander Merkushev. “The cables broke off the pier and the ship was carried into the bay, where it was thrown onto a sandy beach,” he explains.
The village, near which there is a whole cemetery of lost ships, gained international fame after the filming of the film "Leviathan" by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Tourists who come to the Kola Peninsula travel 130 kilometers from Murmansk to see with their own eyes gloomy houses with empty window openings, ship skeletons and a giant whale skeleton.
Teriberka is located beyond the Arctic Circle, on the northeastern coast of the Kola Peninsula. Winter here lasts from the beginning of November to the end of April, and the local summer is more likely to appear in the southern regions in the spring - the average temperature in July is about +12 C °. There was a seasonal settlement of fishermen in this place as early as the 16th century. And from the second half of the 19th century, the first permanent residents appeared in Teriberka - colonists, they were engaged in breeding animals and catching whales. In the last decades before the revolution, the settlement was actively developing: a church, a lighthouse and the first meteorological station on the Murmansk coast were built here, and fishing flourished. In the 1920s, the first collective farm appeared in these parts, whose workers mastered the dairy industry and reindeer husbandry, and the village received the status of a regional center.
Teriberka received the greatest development in the post-war period. Two fishing farms, dairy farms, poultry farms, ship repair and fish processing enterprises operated here at once. The shipyards were loaded to capacity. Over the 15 post-war years, a stadium, several clubs and community centers, two secondary schools and a boarding school were built in the village. Oblivion began after Teriberka was transferred under the jurisdiction of Severomorsk in the 60s. Coastal fisheries began to lose their attractiveness over oceanic ones. The fish processing plant was closed, as large-scale vessels could not enter the river from the ocean. Following him, many other enterprises were abolished. Today, the village is home to less than 1 thousand people, it is divided into two parts: an abandoned old one and a relatively new one, where life still glimmers - it used to be a separate village Lodeinoe. The main occupation of local residents is small-scale private fishing, and now they also serve tourists, which, every year, are becoming more and more.
Interest in the village and its sights grew after in 2014 it became the location for filming the film "Leviathan" by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, Teriberka even entered the top 20 best travel destinations according to National Geographic magazine. Despite the lack of resort infrastructure, the village is considered one of the most interesting places for outdoor activities, mainly due to the unique natural phenomena, mesmerizing views and unusual monuments of the past.
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