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DVOW Finalist in Southern Russia

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Sun Golden Autumn Sunset

TANYA SHKO...

Top AirVūz contributors and pilots TANYA SHKONDINA & ALEXANDER MALKOV take us on a fantastic journey over the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia to see the autumn colors during sunset. Filmed just a bit to the northeast of the Black Sea city of Sochi,  this aerial film offers breathtaking sights of the Krasnaya Polyana, area which was hosted numerous skiing and snowboarding venues for the 2014 Winter Olympics.  This video was selected as a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week in in October of 2020.

Dagestan: Southern Russian Republic

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Journey to Dagestan

DiamondSky...

Prepare to be blown away by this drone video from the republic of Dagestan in Southern Russia by Drone Video of the Month Winner DiamondSky.  With its eastern border on the Caspian Sea, most of the Muslim-majority Federal Subject (essentially, province) is covered by the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains, which divide Europe from Asia.  The focus of the video is Dagestan's interior, whose rock formations, canyons, waterfalls, and other features make for some of the finest natural scenery in all of Russia.  

DVOW Finalist in Southern Russia

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Traveling in the Caucasus

DiamondSky...

While Russia spans a vast area of over 17.1 million square km (around 6.6 million square mi.), many would agree that the country's most spectaular natural scenery can be found in the Caucasus Mountains, which lie in the southern part of the country and form the boundary between Europe and Asia.  For those not familiar with Russian geography, this spectacular drone video by top AirVuz contributor DiamondSky will help convince you.  This DVOW nominated video combines footage from a DJI Phantom 4 Pro with ground camera footage.  

Aerial Tour of the Caucasus Region

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Caucasus Aerial by Action Brothers

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Top content creator and drone pilot 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 in April, 2018.

Georgia by Drone

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Colors of Georgia

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Contributor Timelab Pro, winner of the 2017 Drone Video of the Year Award, created this stunning aerial video of the country of Georgia.  Created with a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video contains amazing aerial views of this magical country in the Caucasus Region, which serves as a bridge between Europe and Asia.  Treat yourself to bird's eye views of stunning mountain valleys, monasteries, village markets, and colorful cities (notably the capital city of Tbilisi) which seamlessly blend the ancient and modern.

Drone Tour of Armenia

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Discover Armenia

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AirVuz contributor and pilot Johny Kondakjian Photography created this amazing aerial portrait of his native Armenia, the Caucasus Region republic which had formerly been part of the Soviet Union and at one time centuries ago had been the center of a vast empire.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, his video covers many of the most recognizable sights in this visually stunning Caucasus land, including the Yerevan Haghartsin and Khor Virap monasteries, Ashtaraq, Sempadaberd Castle and many more.  

Fall in Azerbaijan

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The Autumn of Azerbaijan

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The republic of Azerbaidjan sits in the heart of the Caucasus region, between the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea.  An ancient land, it has a distinctive culture which has also been influenced by its neighbors Russia, Armenia, Georgia, and Iran.  In this video, contributor Isgandargambarov treats us to an aerial tour by flying his drone over this amazing land, which which was part of the Soviet Union until 1991 and an independent country since then.   

Drone Tour of Armenia

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Feel Armenia by feelarmenia.com

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For a tour of the ancient land of Armenia, it's hard to beat this epic drone video by contributor Traveltoarmenia.  Using a drone, the video takes us across this mysterious country in the heart of the Caucasus region, the crossroads between Asia and Europe.  It includes epic bird's eye views of ancient monasteries, hilltop castles, stunning waterfalls, and views of the spectacular Mt. Ararat in neighboring Turkey (the reputed resting place of Noah's Ark).

Gori: Georgia's Second City

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Gori, Georgia

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Gori is the fifth-largest city in the Caucasus republic of Georgia, after Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, and Rustavi.  Gori sits near the center of the country, in the Shida Kartli.  Lying at the confluence of two rivers as well as on the main highway across the country, it is a strategically important city in a strategically important country.  Contributor George Isakadze used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create a spectacular aerial view of this Georgian city in the Caucasus, the birthplace of the Soviet Union's dictator Joseph Stalin.

Armenia's Garni Temple

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Garni Temple, Armenia

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Contributor Johny Kondakjian Photography used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this spectacular video of the Temple of Garni, one of Armenia's cultural treasures.  It is the country's only standing temple dating to the period before Armenia became the first proto-country to convert to Christianity, in 301 AD.  Believed to have dated to the first century, it collapsed in an earthquake in the 17th century, and was excavated and rebuilt in the 20th century.  It lies in the Kotayk Province in the middle of the country.

Georgia and Turkey in the Caucasus

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Just Aerial Shots // Georgia and Turkey // Drone Travel Video 2017

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The southeastern reaches of the Black Sea cover portions of the Caucasus region in Turkey and Georgia.  This area is of tremendous historical importance, and has been strategically significant since the Antiquity due to its position between Europe and Asia.  In this video, contributor Microscope flies his DJI Mavic Pro drone over the entire region.  Prepare to have your breath taken away by these astounding views of some of the world's most beautiful scenery at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.  

Monasteries of Sevanavank, Armenia

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Sevan and Sevanavank Monastery, Armenia

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Sevanavank is one of the most important monasteries in Armenia, a country known in part for its churches.  It is situated on a peninsula of Lake Sevan, a giant lake in the Gegharkunik Province, which covers the east central part of this republic in the Caucasus region.  The lake covers over 1.2k square km (almost 500 square mi), making it one of the largest freshwater lakes in Eurasia.  The monastery here dates to the 9th century AD.  You can check out the historic landmark from above in this excellent drone video by AlexAvsharov.

Armenia's Amberd Fortress

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The Amberd Fortress, Armenia

AlexAvshar...

Contributor and drone pilot Alex Avsharov created this magnificent drone video of a famous Armenian fortress.  Amberd (which translates roughly to "fortress in the clouds") is in the Aragatsotn Province, which covers the west-central portion of this former Soviet republic.  The fortification was built in the 7th century AD.  Amberd played a key role in the centuries-long struggles between the Turks, Armenians, and Mongols, although it was abandoned in the 13th century and now sits in a ruined state.

Outdoor Fun in Armenia

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Armenia

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Contributor Isabellefabre travels the world and makes videos of her adventures using drone footage.  In this episode, she travels to Armenia, a republic in the Caucasus region which separates Eastern Europe from the Middle East.  You'll see her hiking in the highlands, visiting some of the very old monasteries for which the country is famous, even swimming in a mountain lake.  Watch it and be captivated by this ancient land at the crossroads between Europe and Asia.

Armenia's Altyaghach National Park

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Altiagach National Park - Cinematic Drone Film (4k)

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Wind above the remarkable landscapes of the Altyaghach National Park in Azerbaijan with drone content creator rustammaharramov in this video, which was nominated for Drone Video of the Week. The aerial footage he captured with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, in the heart of the Caucasus Mounains region, contains warmly lit landscapes of the splendid natural expanse.  The park, which spans over 11k acres, was created in 2004.  It is home to a rare species of goat antelope which is only found in the region.

Baku: Largest City of The Caucasus

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Views of Baku

Esteban Ca...

Contributor Esteban Castle created this marvelous drone video of Baku, the largest city in the entire Caucasus region.  Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, the former Soviet republic which has been an independent country since the breakup of the USSR in the early 1990's.  Situated on the Caspian Sea, Baku is the center of a metropolitan area of about 2 million.  It is known as an important worldwide center of the oil industry, and its port is the busiest on the Caspian Sea.  

Adygea, Southern Russian Republic

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Wild Adygea

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Contributor and drone pilot Garry Studios created this marvelous aerial video of Adygea, one of the republics (equivalent to oblasts) which make up southern Russia.  Adygea lies on the northern fringe of the Caucasus range, roughly due east from Krasnodar (the largest city in the region) and due north from Socchi (the 2014 Winter Olympics host city).  With a stunningly beautiful landscape, Adgyea is crossed by many rivers, the largest being the Kuban, the most important waterway in the North Caucasus region.

Tbilisi: Georgia's Capital City

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Tbilisi, Georgia

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Contributor Lego put together this marvelous drone video of Tbilisi, Georgia which was a DVOW finalist.  The capital of the Caucasus republic, its cobblestoned old town shows remnants of Persian and Russian rule with architecture that encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. You can see the iconic “Mother of Georgia” or Katlis Deda, the Peace Bridge, Fuksas’ music theater and exhibition hall in Rhike Park, and more in this stunning piece. 

The Guria Region of Georgia

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Guria, Georgia

George Isa...

The Guria region in Georgia is known as "The Land of the Restless".  The mountaintop dwellers of the region are known throughout Georgia for living life at a quicker pace.  Our theory is, the people of the region must be energized by their magnificent surroundings seen in the aerial views George Isakadze captured in this Drone Video of the Week finalist video from September, 2018.  You'll be amazed by this landscape dotted with adorable A-frame houses, which is located in the western part of the country.  

Ski Resort in Russia's North Caucasus

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The Caucasus Mountains are Calling

TANYA SHKO...

Check out this stunning drone video from the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, compliments of former DVOW winner Tanya Shkondina.  It was shot around the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnya Polya in Russia's North Caucasus Region.  Rosa Khutor hosted many of the skiing events of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which were hosted by Sochi.  Mt. Roza, its highest peak, is about 2.3kk meters (7.6k ft.) above sea level and is reachable by gondola; the vertical drop from the peak is about 1.75k meters or about 5.8k ft. 

Southern Russia's Caucasus Mountains

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Aerial of Caucasus Mountains

sokolkola...

Check out this absolutely stunning drone videos of the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, compliments of contributor and pilot sokolkola.  The mountains, which were formed by the collision of the Arabian Plate with the European Plate, serve as the cultural and geographic crossroads between Europe and Asia.  The area shown in the video is is part of the Greater Caucasus, which runs parallel and north of the Lesser Caucasus and in many spots serves as the border between Russia and Georgia.

DVOW Winner from Dagestan

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Dagestan, Russia

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See beautiful Dagestan from above in this incredible DVOW Finalist drone video by pilot nikybwd. The federal subject of Russia is located in the North Caucasus region.  Bounded by the Caspian Sea and partially covered by the Caucasus Mountains, Dagestan is a word with Turkish and Persian origins that means “mountain” and “land.”  The video features spectacular footage from across the region, including the large fortress in Derbent; Derbent is believed to be the oldest city in Russia. 

DVOW Finalist from Krasnaya Polyana

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Mountains Magic

TANYA SHKO...

Top AirVuz contributor and drone operator TANYA SHKONDINA (along with the help of drone pilot Alexander Malkov) brings us this DVOW nominated aerial tour of Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort, one of Russia's most famous ski destinations.  It's located on the western slopes of the Caucasus Mountains in the southern province of Krasnodar Krai.  Situated about 50 km (30 mi.) east of Sochi, the resort hosted the alpine skiing events for the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Its slopes feature a total vertical drop of 1.76k meters or about 5.8k ft.  

Ani, Turkey

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Kars Ani Harabeleri

Tansel Özt...

Check out this drone video of a stunning spot in the far eastern part of Turkey, compliments of contributor Tansel Öztürk.  It was filmed near the city of Ani, in the Kars province, near the border with Armenia, in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains.  The city was the capital of the Bagratid Armenia and was one of the largest cities in the world in the 10th and 11th centuries AD.  It suffered a one-two punch of the Mongols and an earthquake in the 12th and 13th centuries, never to recover.  

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