What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Let’s continue our journey going now to Teriberka Village and its boat cemetery. The village used to be a large fishing center and began to decay in the 60s when coastal fishing lost its significance. Besides, it so happened that to deliver fish to the village, it is necessary to first register it in the city of Murmansk which makes it unprofitable. As a result, the fish factory of Teriberka is experiencing hard times too.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Still, Teriberka has an operational guarded port.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

This is an abandoned part of the port of Teriberka.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Red tape makes it almost impossible for local people to go in for fishing.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Fishermen have to buy rights to fish certain species of fish.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Local population is used to fishing for free because that’s what their predecessors always did. They can’t afford buying fishing licences even if they wanted.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

The village is gradually dying out.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Noone needs these boats anymore.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

In addition, locals litter the village making it a sorry sight. All this happens in a place of unique beauty, the place you want to come back to.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Our next destination will be Tumanny (Foggy) Village. This place looks close to what many people imagine the North to be.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

An emergency spillway.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Inside the spillway.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

On the other side of the dam.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Kola Peninsula has a lot of man-made canyons like that. They were made by explosions to build hydropower plants.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

A local bus station.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Thise building used to be a military station.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

They are thoroughly guarded by locals who promise to “smash your face if you take one more photo if it”.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

These views are rather apocalyptic.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

While one part of the house is abandoned, another one may house several families…

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

The building of local administration.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

These houses are lived in.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

A playground…

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

By the way, if you happen to visit this place, be ready to pay $30 a night per person for a hotel-apartment.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

The majority of the people work at a local HPP. Some pick up berries for sale (mostly cloudberries) making up to $2,500 per season.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

On the right, you see a fire department. On the left, there is a bus station.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

This building can be considered the center of the cultural life of the village. It has a club, a store and a bar.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

This place is usually filled with dangerous-looking young men who don’t want to take the trouble of being friendly. However, appearances are deceptive and many of them are polite hard working men with the right value system.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Near the club, there is a children’s center with computers and unlimited Internet.

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Sometimes, they hold discos for children (with ice cream and pizza) and for senior high school students and adults (with beer or something).

What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II

Here, kids may play ping pong or paint, for example.

5 thoughts on “What Is It Like To Stay On The Kola Peninsula? Part II”

  1. Nice place for a commune (volume 2). And thanks for the “heads up” on the advice about the “young men on a jalopy”. They are not invited into the commune…

  2. Russian north…no matter how many pics there are i still dont have enough. mystic, mysterious and totally awesome. publish as many pics as poss man! thanxa nad take care

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