Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of Russia


Russia from Above

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AirVuz is proud to host some amazing drone videos from Russia, with hundreds of individual videos uploaded.  In this video compilation of the best drone footage of Russia, you'll see some epic bird's eye views from the following locations: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Lake Ladoga, Caucasus Region, Ural Mountains, the Crimean Peninsula, Sochi, Sakhalin Island, Ektaterinburg, and Kabardino-Balkaria.  You can also see these videos in their entirety and many more in the Russia collection.  


Moscow Aerial 5K

This 2017 AirVūz Video of the Year by contributor showcases the gilded charm of Moscow, the great capital city of Russia. Shot with a Zenmuse X7 camera on a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video captures the 'onion domes' of the Orthodox churches, the magnificent statues and monuments which dot the city, the iconic University of Moscow tower, and marvelous aerial shots of the Moskva River. It is one of the most viewed and commented-upon videos on AirVuz.


Desperation of winter Moscow

The title of this video, "Desperation of Moscow in Winter" is evocative of the evacuation of Napoleon's starved Grand Armee from the Russian city in the winter of 1812 and the stopping of Adolph Hitler's Wehrmacht at the gates of the city in the famously cold winter of 1941. Award winning contributor shot this amazing aerial tour of Moscow in the frigid winter of 2017-18. Shot with a DJI Inspire 2 carrying a Zenmuse X7 camera, it is an aerial masterpiece.


Winter Saint Petersburg Russia 6K. Shot on Zenmuse X7

St. Petersburg, once known as Leningrad and briefly as Petrograd, is the Russian city built on a natural port of the Baltic Sea by Peter the Great in the early 18th century. It was designed to be a "window on Europe" and a means for Russia to join the ranks of the great European powers. Top contributor, used the DJI Inspire 2 drone and Zenmuse X7 camera to create this magnificent tour of this amazing city, that was once the capital of Russia for two centuries.


St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

St. Petersburg was the scene of two of the most monumental events of the 20th century.  In October, 1917, Communists seized control of what had been the Russian capital, extinguishing its brief experiment with democracy.  A few decades later, the city (then called Leningrad) endured a nearly 900 day seige by Nazi Germany in which up to a million civilians perished of hunger. used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to give us an epic drone video of this beautiful yet tragic city.  This is a nominee for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.


Lakhta centre - The Tallest skyscraper in Europe

Lakhta Center is a skyscraper project in the outskirts of St. Petersburg.  When the tower was topped out in early 2018, it became the tallest building not just in Russia, but in all of Europe.  Top contributor used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create a breathtaking aerial video of this amazing and supermodern, mixed-use structure that has 87 floors and reaches a rooftop height of 460 meters (almost 1.5k ft.) and has taken almost seven years to build.


Ladoga Lake Republic of Karelia


Contributor shulmanaerial created this amazing drone video of Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. The footage in this video is shot from the northern part of the lake in the Republic of Karelia which is part of the Russian Federation.  In frozen form, the lake was the site of the famous "Road of Life" which was used to supply nearby Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) which was subject to a brutal hunger seige by Nazi Germany during World War II.


Saint Petersburg Stadium - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Saint Petersburg's new, super-modern stadium is built on the site of the Kirov Stadium on Krestovsky Island, which, in its day, was one of Russia's largest stadiums, with a capacity of 110,000.  The stadium hosted the Opening Match and Final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.  Contributor flew a drone over this massive new sports facility and created this amazing aerial view of the stadium and its surroundings. 


Caucasus aerial by Action Brothers

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Nicko once again holds nothing back when showing off the beauty of the Caucasus region of southern Russia. The elegant backdrop of this amazing mountain range, whether covered in snow or standing bold in lush green, provide the perfect backdrop for winter sports (including the 1014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi), charming villages, breathtaking vistas, and the rolling clouds. This video was a finalist for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest.


New World - Inspired By William Blake | An Aerial Cinematic Short Film


Contributor Feel Alive created this magnificent drone video of the Crimean Peninsula in southern Russia.  The Peninsula, which is largely covered in mountains, juts out into the northern Black Sea.  Long part of the Russian Empire, the Crimea was initially part of the Ukraine when the Soviet Union dissolved in the early 1990's.  In 2014, in a controversial vote, Crimea elected to secede from the Ukraine and join Russia.  It's considered amongst the most naturally beautiful areas in Eastern Europe.



Garry Studio

Sochi is a Russian city on the eastern end of the Black Sea, at the edge of the Caucasus region which connects Europe to Asia. Sochie took the world's center stage in 2014 when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, and more recently it hosted the 2018 FIFA World Cup Games and the Russian Grand Prix. Carry Studio used a drone to create a beautiful aerial portrait of this charming city at golden hour.


Sakhalin 2017 - Land Rover - Discovering Russia


Sakhalin is a giant island in Far Eastern Russia in the Northern Pacific Ocean.  It lies in Siberia, almost 6,400 km (almost 4,000 mi) from the Russian capital in Moscow.  In this remarkable video, contributor Vision.One used a drone to create an aerial perspective of an off-road event on Sakhalin organized by Land Rover.  The video follows a group of 4x4 land rovers as they trek across this enormous yet remote island in the far reaches of Northeast Asia.


Balloon travel in Ural Mountains

Vladimir Zhilko

The Ural Mountains traditionally serve as the border between European and Asian Russia.  Though the peaks of the Urals are not as tall as those of the Alps range to their west, they are one of the most important geographical features in Russia and are incredibly rich in mineral resources.  In this video, contributor ladimir Zhilko treats us to a beautiful drone video of hot air balloons floating in the clouds above the mountain range, east of which lies the great expanse of Siberia.


EKATERINBURG Drone Hyperlapse (Dronelapse) 4k


Prepare to be amazed by this hyperlapse of drone footage from Russia's fourth largest city and one of its most important business centers.  Ekaterinburg lies on the eastern side of the Ural mountains, which divide the European and Asian continents.  It acts as the key gateway to the vast Siberian region which lies to its east.  Famously, it was the site of one of the great crimes of the 20th century: the muder of the Tsar of Russia and his family by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918.   


Aerial filming in Russia

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Russian drone pilot and aerial videographer Nicko put together this marvelous commercial drone reel showing the range of work they do across Russia. Most of the footage is from the Moscow, Black Sea, and Caucasus regions. From snowcapped mountains and palm trees, to traffic filled streets and military exercises, this film will give you some amazing bird's eye views of modern Russia.


Frozen boats at Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia dronie drone selfie

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Contributor and drone pilot Wrenee, aka the Queen of the Dronie, applied her trademark pull-out shot to a gigantic (frozen) lake in eastern Russia.  Lake Baikal is situated in southern Siberia.  Formed by a giant rift valley, the long, narrow lake extends hundreds of km/mi northwards from its southern end near the border with Mongolia.  While it's surface area is not as large as some of North America's Great Lakes, its enormous depth makes it the world's largest freshwater lake by volume.


Ural Mountains. Manaraga. Dronelapse. (Drone Hyperlapse) 4k


Prepare to be amazed by this astoundingly well done hyperlapse of the Ural Mountains in Russia.  Shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, the video take us over the stunning valleys of this range, which is the geological border between Europe and Russia.  The mountains run for thousands of mi/km, with Eastern European Russia on the west and Siberian Russia on the east.  With skillful use of hyperlapse editing it provides breathtaking footage of some of the world's most pristine wilderness.


Elbrus 5642 m


In this video, you'll get a magnificent look at the highest mountain in Russia.  Mt. Elbrus is lcoated in the southern part of the country, near the border with Georgia.  It's a dormant volcano.  It's peak sits 5.6k meters (about 18.5k ft.) above sea level.  Geologically, it is a mere infant, having been formed only about 2.5 million years ago.  It is believed to have last erupted around 2,0000 years ago.  In addition to being Russia's tallest mountain, it's the tallest mountain in the Caucasus.  


The mausoleum Kesene


Here's a spectacular drone video of an important landmark in western Siberia.  It's called the Kesene Mausoleum, and it's located in the Chelyabinsky Province, near the small town of Varna.  It's also known as the Tower of Tamarlane, named after the great Turkic emperor Tamerlane, who terrorized Russia in much the same manner as Ghengis Khan a century earlier.  The landmark lies to the east of the Ural Mountains, which act as the border between European and Asian Russia.  



Contributor Adrianotrapani created this magnificent video from Russia's western Siberia.  It was shot in a district of the Irkust Oblast, which lies just to the west of Lake Baikhal.  The video was shot along the Lena River, which draws from the same watershed as nearby Lake Baikhal, the world's largest lake measured by water volume.  The Lena is one of the three three giant rivers of Siberia which drain the vast region into the Arctic Ocean 


The Drone Dish: TimeLab.Pro

The Drone Dish

Fresh from winning Drone Video of the Year in this year’s AirVuz Drone Video Awards for his epic video of his hometown Moscow, top contributor and drone pilot TimeLab.Pro chats with Tyler in this edition of the Drone Dish. With its vivid visuals, cinematic music arrangement, and breathtaking landmarks, it’s easy to see how “Moscow Aerial 5K” became an award-winner, and as TimeLab explains their methodology, it’s clear that none of those video qualities came by luck.