Murmansk Region Governor Chibis signs a decree to create the Teriberka Park
A new 2.5-thousand-hectare natural landscape park, Teriberka, is to open in the Arctic.13 September 2021
Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region, has signed a decree on the subject, now available on the regional government's website.
'On the one hand, this is necessary to preserve pristine nature in a territory that is extremely popular with the residents of our country and region, and with foreign tourists as well,' said Chibis.
On the other hand, the creation of this park will also help the government develop the tourism infrastructure in the region, according to the Governor.
He further noted that the park's design saw contributions from district authorities, the tourism committee, and the Murmansk Region Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Fisheries.
In addition, the project was reviewed at the Kola Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the World Wildlife Fund.
The RIA-Novosti news agency reports that Teriberka first became the centre of public attention in 2014, after Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan hit the screens. The small village on the Barents Sea shore started drawing in crowds of tourists from all over Russia. And the number of people eager to marvel at Aurora Borealis, the majestic waterfall, and the striking rocky and sandy beaches of the Arctic Ocean keeps growing every year. The business community has gotten interested in Teriberka as well. The area, nearly a ghost town once, now has new camping sites, cottages, and restaurants.