New Life Festival in Teriberka August 12-14 2016

teriberkaThis will be the second event of the sort, organized by LavkaLavka Farmers’ Coop, this time also supported by the Murmansk Region government.  During the event local food will be presented, as well as touristic opportunities in the Kola Peninsula. A special program for children is said to be planned too. The ultimate aim of the event is to get the community pull itself out of the situation of an economic and social disaster by turning towards taking part in the tourism industry. Festival’s VK page >>

Foreigners, from what I see, ARE allowed in Teriberka without having to go through any permit-obtaining rituals. But feel free to ask me to double check on that subject should you seriously consider that destination.

Related: Community events along the Ter (south) coast of the peninsula.

“New Life” festival in Teriberka July 11-12

teriberkaTeriberka has recently gained a lot of publicity due to the filming of Levithan by Andrey Zvyagintsev there in 2013. Riding on this popularity, organic food distributor LavkaLavka and Bolshaya Zemlya Fund are organizing a festival that aims to drastically improve the life of Teriberka by stimulating its potential in fishing and tourism.

Among the participants are LavkaLavka itself, Mark i Lev restaurant, Russian Kitchen Fund, the Rofano group, Teriberka Folk Pomor Choir, and whoever else may join before the event starts. 

The event is not expected to make any money and relies on crowd-funding.

Entry ticket to the festival is 800 roubles ($15 at current exchange rate).

Accommodation in the local rather basic hotel or in tents.

I’m thinking of going and you are welcomed to join me. Accommodation in the camper or tents if I do go.

“Teriberka to moscow – how far is it?”

This search query was noticed in the stats counter on the site. The famous Leviathan caused unprecedented interest to small Teriberka.

The distance between Moscow and Teriberka is 1969 km. You drive through Yaroslavl, Vologda Region, Karelia and Murmansk region. And – voilà! – you are in Teriberka.

moscow_teriberkaWe drove through most of this road by car and we can talk about it in detail. But if you are not interested in what’s between Moscow and Teriberka is much faster and more comfortable to get there by train/plane to Murmansk.

If you are sure that you are interested in Teriberka…
teriberkaMore photos of Teriberka in varandej livejournal>>

Leviathan by Zvyagintsev, watch online, with English subtitles

leviathan-3The film was shot in Kirovsk and Teriberka, and it got a Cannes prize for best plot. We have already made a couple of posts about it. You can see this film now by following this link and hitting “Смотреть онлайн” button under the poster. English subtitles! English subtitles have disappeared. Any suggestions where to find Leviathan on-line with subtitles? 

Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev

leviathanSome time ago I’ve informed the dear public about a monumental film being shot in Kirovsk and Teriberka. Now I’m pleased to add that this film in about to come out (November 2014) and it was voted best at the London Film Festival (according to this tweet by the British Film Institute). Before that Leviathan got the Best Foreign Film Prize at the 32nd International Festival in Munich, and the Best Script award on the 67th Сannes Festival. Presently it is seeking the Oscar on behalf of Russia.

About Leviathan on Wiki >>

Peter Bradshaw, Leviathan – a new Russian masterpiece, in The Guardian >>

A trailer with English subtitles >>

Barents and White Sea in 10 days

m2Our friend, the doctor of intensive care, charmnig Tatiana, and her company traveled along the route St. Petersburg – Titovka – Highlands Musta – Tunturi – Middle Peninsula – Murmansk – Teriberka – Kandalaksha – Umba – Kashkarantsy – Cape Ship – Nilmoguba – Petersburg in 10 days.

Want to do it too? We will help you choose the route according to your taste, supply a car with a driver and a translator.

See photos from Tatiana and Co.’s trip.. more >>