Discover Top Bird's Eye Views of S. Russia

Aerial Tour of the Causasus
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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.

The Crimean Peninsula
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New World: The Crimean Peninsula (Inspired by William Blake)


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.

Sochi: Russia's Olympic Host City
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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, officially known as the XXII Winter Olympic Games. 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.

Elbrus: Rooftop of the Caucasus
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Mt. Elbrus: Russia's Tallest Peak (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 2,000 years ago.  The tallest mountain in Russia, it marked the furthest by the armies of Nazi Germany during World War II. 

Crimea: Yalta
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Crimea: Seaside Yalta


In this video you'll get a bird's eye view of Yalta, a city on the Black Sea coastline of the Crimean Peninsula.  The Crimea became part of the Ukraine following the dissolution of the USSR in the 1990's, but recently voted to rejoin Russia.  Yalta was the site of a famous meeting during the closing months of World War II, when Allied leaders Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin met to begin planning the post-war world order.  It was the second and last meeting of the so-called Big Three.

Aerial Tour of Dagestan
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Dagestan Gapjigay

Rasul Abdurazakov

Check out this drone video from the very southernmost province of Russia, compliments of contributor Rasul Abdurazakov.  Dagestan is the southernmost republic in the North Caucasus Region, the southernmost of Russia's official regions.  Dagestan is in the heart of the great Caucasus region which straddles Europe and Asia.  It has a long coastline on the Caspian Sea, and a mountainous interior. It's known as the most ethnically diverse of Russia's republics, with a large Muslim population.  

Krasnodar: City of the Kuban
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Welcome to Krasnodar

Garry Studio

Krasnodar is one of the most important cities in southern Russia.  It is situated in the triangle formed by the Black Sea and its Sea of Azov extension, on the Kuban River.  Depending on the area being counted, it's somewhere amongst the top 15-20 cities in Russia in terms of population. It's part of an area known as the Kuban, which was an area settled by the Cossacks, in part as a means for Russia to protect itself from incursions into the heart of Russia by the Ottoman Empire.  

Resort in the Caucasus
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The Caucasus Mountains are Calling


Check out this stunning drone video from the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, compliments of contributor Tanya Shkondina.  It was shot around the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort 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. 

Northern Caucasus: Republic of Adygea
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Wild Adygea

Garry Studio

Contributor and drone pilot Garry Studios created this marvelous aerial video of Adygea, one of the republics 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.

Volgagrad: Great Patriotic War Monument
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Mother Russia /Volgograd Russia


The southern Russian city of Volgograd was once known as Stalingrad.  In the late 1942 and early 1943, it was the site of a terrible battle between Nazi Germany and the Red Army which marked the turning point of World War II.  The most prominent site in the city is the statue of Mother Russia, erected to commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers and civilians who died there.  This drone video captures the immensity of the statue and the losses that led to its construction.

Nort Caucasus District: Kabardino-Balkaria
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Kabardino-Balkaria from above


Kabardino-Balkaria is one of the republics that make up the North Caucasus Federal District of southern Russia.  It lies almost exactly midway between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the two dominant bodies of water in the region.  Like a number of the provinces in the area, Kabardino-Balkaria's southern portion lies in the Caucasus Mountains while its northern portion lies on the plain (steppe) of southern Russia.  You can see this beautiful land from above in this drone video by Visione.One.

Crimea's Famous Mud Baths
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Huge Mud Bath in Kurortne, Crimea


For centuries, the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea has been a place known for its supposedly curative mud baths.  The spas built around these natural phenomena have been part of the Crimea's landscape since the early 1800's.  In this drone video by contributor Martijneir, you can get a bird's eye view of one of these famous baths near Kurotne.  While the Crimea was part of the Ukraine following the breakup of the USSR, it was re-attached to Russia following a 2014 plebiscite.       

Fun in Crimea
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🏄Extreme & Fun Crimea🚤


Check out this stunning drone footage of some amazing action sports activities from the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea by contributor Gzhuravlev.  The Crimean is a large peninsula which extends from the north shore of the Black Sea.  A near-island, its only connection to the mainland is via the Isthmus of Perekop.  The area shown in the video is on the southern shore of the peninsula, which was part of Ukraine for nearly 25 years before becoming annexed by Russia in 2014.

FPV Boat Race Chase in Rostov-on-Don
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Chasing Racing Boats with FPV, Rostov-on-Don


Here's an amazing FPV video of a boat race on the Don River in southern Russia from contributor and FPV pilot D3nzlFPV.  It's a great example of the power of racing drones to film subjects which are simply moving too fast for gimbal-stabilized camera drones.  The filming scene is near the city of Rostov-on-Don, a port city near the mouth of the mighty Don River in Russia's Southern Federated District.  The Don is one of the most important waterways in southern Russia.  

Dagestan by Drone
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Dagestan in 4K

Rasul Abdurazakov

In this video by contributor and drone pilot, Rasul Abdurazakov, you'll be able to experience the rocky terrain of the southern Russian republic of Dagestan from a bird's eye perspective.  Dagestan is the southernmost of the seven republics which make up Russia's official North Causasus Federal District.  The republic has a  long coastline on the Caspian Sea, and its western and southern reaches are defined by Russia's borders with Georgia and Azerbaijan, respectively.  


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Rasul Abdurazakov