Discover Top Drone Videos of NW Russia

DVA Winning Video of St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

Prepare to be amazed by's stunning drone video of St. Petersburg, the former Russian capital city on the Gulf of Finland.  Now the country's second largest city, it is also its most European, fulfilling the original desire of Tsar Peter the Great for a "Window on Europe".  The video, which captures virtually all of the major sights of the city, was filmed using a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted on a DJI Inspire 2 drone.  This video won the Cities & Urban category at the second annual AirVuz Drone Video Awards.

Karelia: Lake Ladoga
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Lake Ladoga, 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.

Murmansk: Teriberka
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Deep North: Teriberka, Russia


Check out this amazing drone video of far northern Russia, compliements of contributor Aleksandr.  The area filmed is Teriberka, and it's very near the northernmost point of Europe.  It's in the Oblast (province) of Murmansk, a bit to the northeast of the (river) port city of the same name.  It sits on the Berents Sea, which is considered to be part of the Arctic Ocean.  As you'll see, it's a stunningly beautiful area in the warmer months.  Located well above the Arctic Circle, it's completely iced in during the winter.

Winter Fun on the Kola Peninsula
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Kola Snowkiting


What is snowkiting?  You'll find out when you watch this drone video by Rocannon.  Snowkiting is like kiteboarding except it's on snow instead of water. And what better place to practice an extreme winter sport than in a far northern corner of Russia.  The video was shot on the Kola Peninsula, which is best known for its main city, Murmansk.  It's almost completely within the Arctic Circle, and the waters of the Berents and White Seas freeze up, making this the land of icebreakers and snowkiting! 

Arkhangelsk: Malye Karely Museum
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Museum Malye Karely. Russia.

Valius Video

Check out this beautiful drone video of a museum in the northern reaches of Russia, compliments of contributor Valius Video.  The Museum Malye Karely was created to highlight the traditional wooden architecture used to construct dwellings and other buildings in the Arkhangelsk Oblast (province), one of the eleven into which Russia's official Northwestern region is divided.  Opened in 1964, the museum is located in the oblast's Primorsky District on the White Sea, north of the Arctic Circle.  

Russia's Baltic Fleet Graveyard
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Cemetery of Radioactive Ships in Russia's Murmansk Province

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Contributor and drone pilot Sneba created this fascinating aerial video of a "ship cemetery" in the northern reaches of Russia.  It's situated off the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk Oblast (province), the northernmost of the provinces on the Russian mainland.  Lying in these icy waters are dozens of nuclear-powered ships which are no longer in service but which have not been properly de-commissioned.  It's an example of how the end of the Cold War created its own set of problems.  

Karelia: Stone Park
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Ruskeala Stone Park Republic of Karelia


Check out this amazing drone video from the Ruskeala Stone Park in the Karelia province of northern Russia.  Karelia is one of the eleven republics that make up the Northwestern Federal District of Russia.  It is situated between the St. Petersburg area and Murmansk, the northernmost Russian mainland province.  What you'll see in the video are marble "canyons", created by the marble quarry operations which date to the 18th century here.  A number of these quarries were destroyed from overuse of dynamite.  

The Nature of Karelia
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Showreel of Russian Nature

Sergei Pinin

Top contributor Sergei Pinin created this amazing aerial tour of Karelia, one of the northernmost provinces of Russia.  Karelia is located northwest of Lake Ladoga and St. Petersburg.  It's home to some of the most iconic looking natural scenery in Russia's Northwest Federal District.  The province has a long border with Finland, and parts of it were part of Finland prior to the Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940.  Enjoy the bird's eye views of this stunning northern landscape.  

Kaliningrad: Russia's Baltic Exclave
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Winter in Kalingrad


If you looked at a map of the Baltic Sea region, you would think that the port city of Kaliningrad was part of Poland or Lithuania.  In fact, it's part of Russia, despite having no physical connection to the country.  Once known as Königsberg under centuries of German rule, the city was annexed by the USSR after the end of World War II, and it remained part of Russia following the Soviet Union's dissolution.  That is due in part to the fact that the city is the closest thing that Russia has to an ice-free Baltic port.  

Arkhangelsk Oblast in Winter
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Winter in the Nord


Here is an aerial view of some spots in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk Oblast (province).  While there are spots further north in Russia, it's not many.  Thre province covers a large area along the end of the Dvina River and on the White Sea.  This drone video by contributor Alexeykalinin, you'll get a bird's eye view of this Arctic land in the winter.  It includes footage of the White sea, the region's deep forests, bridges over the Dvina, Vorzogory village, and the Kudemskaya narrow gauge railway.

Gulf of Finland
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Gulf of Finland from above brings us this drone video of the Gulf of Finland in Russia.  The Gulf is the middle of the three great eastern extensions of the Baltic Sea, between the Gulf of Bothnia which separates Sweden and Finland and the Gulf of Riga which is shared by Latvia and Estonia.  The access it provides to the greater Baltic Sea and thence to the North Atlantic was the reason why Tsar Peter the Great decided to build a new capital for Russia at the head of the Gulf in the late 17th century: St. Petersburg.

Kola Peninsula: Khibiny Mountains
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Khibiny Open Cup 2019


While the Urals and Caucasus are the two mountain ranges most commonly associated with Russia, they aren't the only mountains in this enormous country.  Witness this fantastic drone video from contributor Rocannon.  It was filmed at the Khibiny Open Cup freeride competition in the Khibiney Mountains.  This range is one of two (and the taller) which sit on the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk Oblast (province), in the very far north of Russia, well inside the Arctic Circle.