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DVOW Nominee on Lake Baikal

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Unforgettable Baikal

TANYA SHKONDINA

Prepare to be blown away by this collage of winter aerial views of Russia's Lake Baikal, compliments of top contributor and drone pilot Tanya Shkondina.  The video opens with an epic shot of some giant rock formations of this natural wonder in Siberia, the world's largest freshwater lake by water volume.  From there, you'll be taken over the frozen lake and its shore line to see, among other things, some epic "drifting" action as well as an ice hovercraft (starting at about :50!).  This video won DVOW in May 2019.

Surfing and Volcanoes in Kamchatka

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Kamchatka. The Winter Surf Challenge

Timelab.pro

Two-time DVA winner Timelab.pro created this magnificent drone video (itself nominated for Drone Video of the Week) from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East.  The video includes footage of the Winter Surf Challenge - yes, surfing in Siberia!  It also includes footage of some of the area's spectacular natural scenery, including the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, the Parantuka river, and the Vilyuchinsky Pass.  The video was shot using a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone.

Kamchatka and Kurile Islands

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Kamchatka and Kuril Islands by drones

maxbaloo

Explore some of the most remote (and beautiful) parts of Russia in this excellent drone video by maxbaloo. He filmed the Kamchatka Peninsula in the country's Far East and the Kurile Islands, a chain which runs across the Sea of Ohotsk between the southern tip of Kamchatka and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Kuriles had been Japanse territories until 1945 but were occupied by the Soviet Union near the end of World War II and subsequently annexed. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019. 

Novosibirsk: Russia's Third City

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Novosibirsk Summer Airview

ZURG
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Novosibirisk is surprisingly unknown for being Russia's third largest city and by far the largest urban area in the region of Siberia.  The city was founded in the late 19th century at a highly strategic location - the spot where the Trans-Siberian Railway crossed the Ob River, one of the three giant waterways which drain Siberia into the Arctic Ocean.   Contributor ZURG used his drone to give you a bird's eye view of Novosibirsk, one of the world's fastest-growing cities in the early 20th century.

Tomsk: Siberia's Oldest City

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Moments of Tomsk

Mayday studio

Mayday Studio brings us this beautiful drone video of Tomsk, an important city in Siberian Russia.  It's located in the western part of the region, and is the capital of the oblast (state) of the same name.  With a population of about a half million, Tomsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia; its establishment in 1604 was one of the seminal events in the centuries-long process whereby Russia conquered the vast region.  Today, it's a major educational center, with six universities and over 100k students.

Altai: Mountains of Siberia

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Russia's Altai Mountains

smmaxim

Contributor smmaxim created this stunning drone video of the Altai Mountains in Siberian Russia.  The mountain range actually extends across four countries - Russia, China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.  Because of the lack of passes, the mountains are notoriously hard to access, making for some of the most remote territory in Asia (indeed, anywhere on earth).  With numerous rivers, streams, and gigantic lakes, it makes for some stunning scenery, well worth the journey for adventure-minded travelers.

Off-Road Event in Sakhalin

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Sakhalin: Discovery with a Land Rover

VISION.ONE

Sakhalin is a giant island in Far Eastern Russia in the Northern Pacific Ocean.  Its distance from the Russian capital in Moscow - almost 6.4k km (just under  4k mi.) is testament to the vast size of this country, which spans two continents.  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 vehicles as they trek across this enormous yet remote island in the far reaches of Northeast Asia.

Flying along the Lena River

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Siberian Flights: Along the Lena River

adrianotrapani.com

Contributor Adrianotrapani created this magnificent video from western Siberia in Russia.  It was shot in a district of the Irkust Oblast, which lies just to the west of Lake Baikal.  The video was shot along the Lena River, one of the three great rivers which drain Siberia into the Arctic Sea.  Drawing from the same watershed as Lake Baikal (the world's largest freshwater lake measured by water volume), the Lena runs over 4.3k mi. (almost 2.7k mi.), forming a giant delta north of the Arctic Circle.  

Khabarovsk: City of the Russian Far East

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Showreel Night Khabarovsk

Garry Studio

Garry Studio created this magnificent nighttime drone video of Khabarovsk, one of the most important cities in Siberian Russia. It's the second largest city in the Russian Far East after the port city Vladivostok, which is located to its south.  Khabarovsk lies on the Amur River, one of Siberia's three main waterways, just a few km/mile from the Chinese border.  The city played an important role in the struggles between Russian, Chinese, and Japanese interests that shook the region beginning in the late 1800's.

Baikhal: #1 Freshwater Lake

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Lake Baikal, Russia by GoPro Karma Drone

Vadim_Danilov

Vadim779 used a GoPro Hero 7 Black mounted to a Karma drone to create this amazing aerial view of a partly frozen Lake Baikal in Russia. The great lake was formed by a giant rift running across a portion of Siberia.  With a surface area of just over 31k square km. (about 11k square mi.), it's the world's seventh largest lake.  Where Baikal truly stands out though is its depth - over 1.6km at its deepest point (just over a mile), it's the world's deepest lake, and also the largest measured by water volume.

Kamchatka's valley of Geysers

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The Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia

VISION.ONE

In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of the world's second largest geyser field.  Appropriately enough, it's called Geyser Valley, and it's situated on the gigantic Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East.  Geyser Valley hosts close to 100 active geysers plus numerous hot springs.  Vision One flew a DJI drone over much of this amazing field to create an incredible bird's eye view of a geological wonder in the eastern reaches of Siberian Russia.  Much of the field is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vladivistok: Russia's Pacific Port

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Vladivostok

Suvorov

Check out this amazing drone video of Russia's easternmost major city, compliments of contributor Suvorov.  Vladivostok is a port city in the far southeastern corner of this massively country.  It's the largest city and capital of the Far Eastern Federal District, the eastern half of the great land mass known as Siberia.  In addition to being a major commercial shipping port, Vladivostok is an important naval base - it's home to Russia's Pacific Fleet, still the second-largest naval force in the world's largest ocean. 

Dronie from Lake Baikhal

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Dronie from the Frozen Boats of Russia's Lake Baikal

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Contributor and drone pilot Wrenee, aka the Queen of the Dronie, applied her trademark pull-out shot to a gigantic (and very much 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.

Video from the Taiga of Siberia

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DMi Forest & PONSSE Ванинский район Хабаровский край

Garry Studio

Contributor Garry Studio worked with a Finnish forest equipment company to produce this amazing video of the a timber farming operation in a taiga snow forest in Siberian Russia.  Harvesting Russia's vast timber resource in some of the most remote regions on earth represents a considerable challenge.  As you'll see in the video, the ground conditions are as demanding as those found in surface mining areas, and (as one can imagine) it's even further complicated by the bitter cold of the endless winter months.  

Kamchatka's Volcanoes

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Kamchatka 2019 - Konstantin Larionov

Rocannon

The Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the Russian Far East, which is sometimes referred to as Eastern Siberia. The 780-mile peninsula borders the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotska to the west.  The western part of the peninsula is home to a cluster of volcanoes, some of them still active.  The volcanic area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Drone pilot Rocannon takes us to the remote, Siberian destination to enjoy its dynamic views from the comfort of our warm homes.

Tomsk: Siberian Cultural Capital

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Watching Tomsk

Mayday studio

The process by which Russia conquered Siberia was analagous in some respects to the western expansion of the USA.   One of the critical events in this process was the establishment of the city of Tomsk, which was effected by the decree of the Tsar shortly after the turn of the 16th century.  While it's no longer the largest city in the region, it is the educational capital of Siberia and in many respects its cultural capital.  Check out this city on the Tom River in this drone video by Mayday Studios.  

Waterfalls of the Kamchatka Peninsula

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Kamchatka Waterfalls

Valius Video

There's the Russian Far East, and then there is the Russian Far Far East.  This video is shot from the latter, on the giant Kamchatka Peninsula which marks the furthest eastern reaches of Eastern Siberia.  Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Ohotsk, further from Moscow than London is from New York, the mountainous region is full of rivers and waterfalls.  In this video, Valius Video gives us a spectacular drone's eye view of two roaring waterfalls fed by runoff from the Vachkazhets range.  

Far Eastern District: Buryatia

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Russia. Buryatia.

Vaterlou

Check out this amazing drone video of a region of Siberian Russia, compliments of content creator and pilot Vaterlou.  Buryatia is a republic within Russia's Far Eastern District, which covers the eastern half of Siberia.  It covers the region to the east and south of Lake Baikhal.  It's a vast and relatively thinly populated province, crossed by many rivers.  This video features footage of the Zelter River, which rises in Mongolia, crosses into Russia, and ultimately flows into Lake Baikhal.

Trip to the Altai Mountains

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A flashback to my trip all around Altai

antonioxt5

Check out this stunning drone video of a mountainous region of Russian Siberia, compliments of content creator and pilot antonioxt5.  The video was filmed in the Altai Mountains, which lie at the very southernmost extent of Asian Russia near its borders with Kazakhstan and Mongolia.  Located southwest of Lake Baikhal, it's one of the most remote areas of Russia. The highest peak of the range is Belukha Mountain, with a peak elevation of about 4.5k meters or around 14.7k ft. above sea level.  

Kamchatka's Kurile Lake

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Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia

VISION.ONE

Check out this drone video of a well known lake on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far eastern end of Russia, compliments of contributor and pilot Vision.One. Kurile Lake is at the southern end of the great peninsula, which forms the easternmost part of the Russian Far East region.  The lake was formed by the same geological processes that produced the many volcanoes which run down much of the length of Kamchatka.  The lake covers just over 75 square km (around 25 square mi.) and is over 300 meters (over 1k ft.) deep. 

Berd River: Ob Tributary

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Berd river and rocks by the drone.

ZURG
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The Berd River is an important waterway in Russia's Siberian region.  It is the right tributary of the Ob River, the world's seventh-longest and one of the three main rivers which drain Siberia northward into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Yenisei and Lena Rivers).  The Berd River's course runs for just over 350 km or around 225 mi.  In this drone video by ZURG, you'll get a bird's eye view of this important Siberian waterway, which originates in the highlands around the Altai Mountains.

Ice Road on Lake Baikal

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Baikal Icy Road

TANYA SHKONDINA

Check out this beautiful drone video of a very frozen Lake Baikal in Siberian Russia, compliments of contributor Tanya Shkondina.  The lake is something of a natural wonder; due to its depth more than its surface area, it's the largest freshwater lake in the world by water volume - incredibly, nearly 25% of the world's surface freshwater is contained in this oblong-shaped lake in southern Siberia.  In the video, you'll see an ice road running to Olkhon Island, which lies along Baikal's western shore.  

The Stunning Altai Mountains

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Beautiful Altai (4K)

Сергей

The Altai Mountains are a chain which covers parts of Siberia (Russia), China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.  The highest mountain of the range, Belukha, reaches a height of about 4.5k meters (around 14.7k ft.).  A gigantic area of the range, covering over 16k square mi. (well over 5k square mi.) has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique geological features as well as its flora and fauna.  Check out this stunning aerial video of the area, compliments of contributor Сергей.

Siberia Demo Reel

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Aerial Action

Mayday studio

Check out this impressive action reel by content creator and drone pilot Mayday Studio. The video was shot in various locations in Russia's Siberian region, mostly in and around the city of Tomsk - the oldest city in this vast area east of the Ural Mountains.  While the video features some beautiful landscape shots, what makes it so visually compelling are the action and people sequences.  These range from music concerts, mountain bike and off-road races, and even (near the end of the video) a shot of a powered hang-glider.  

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