March 01, 2015

Captain of Teriberka

Today, Teriberka and the Murman Coast are at the center of Russians’ discussion about how their country is presented to the world (Critic Andrei Plakhov called the film “a powerful and epic wonder that has crawled out from inside the guts of Russian life.”)

Ten years ago, a very different drama unfolded along the Murman Coast.

In October 2005, Valery Yarantsev, a fishing boat captain, was fishing off Spitsbergen when his ship, the Elektron, was boarded by the Norwegian Coast Guard. Accused of poaching, Yarantsev was ordered to make for the port of Tromsø.

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