History Teriberka was first mentioned in the 16th century; it was a normal fishermen village on the bank of the Sea. At the end of the 19th century, there was already a big developed settlement with a church, a lighthouse, and even the hydrometeorological station. At the beginning of the 20th century, people (mainly from Norway) caught cods and sharks, other people actively traded.
Then the Soviet times came, so the first collective farm with its own dairy farm and a reindeer herd or kolkhoz was organized here. Teriberka was flourishing after the end of the WWII. In 1940-60, there were already two fishing collective farms, two dairy farms, a poultry farm, about 2,000 deer heads, a farm for breeding American mink, two fish factories, workshops and warehouses. People had new housing and community facilities, there was a stadium, a house of culture, and so on.
So why Teriberka looks abandoned only 50 years after its flourishing? In the 1960s everything went wrong in Teriberka. Basically, it‘s technological progress that can be blamed for it. The coastal fishery lost its importance, the fish went further and further into the ocean, and the new large ships could no longer enter the port through the river. Fish factory has also moved to Murmansk.