Russia’s Great Northern Unknown

PHOTO by Konstantin Gribov

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s award-winning film Leviathan paints life in the small village of Teriberka on Russia’s northern Kola Peninsula as a bleak place without hope or joy. In real-life, the country’s northern regions have far more to offer: a land of vast forests, thousands of lakes, mountains and mossy hills, all crowned by the flickering Northern Lights. Lenta.Ru is here to let you know why the Russian North, the Kola Peninsula and even the little village of Teriberka are worth visiting at least once.