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DVA Winner from St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

Top contributor's won a second annual Drone Video Award for this masterpiece of a drone video from St. Petersburg, Russia.  The video was shot during the long summer nights when the sun barely sets on this city created on the order of Peter the Great over three centuries ago.  Watch it to see some amazing aerial views of many of the city's top sights, including the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Stock Exchange, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Port of St. Petersburg, the Kazan Cathedral, and more.  

DVOW Finalist from St. Petersburg

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Goodbye Winter, Spring welcome to Saint-Petersburg // Зимний и весенний Санкт-Петербург 2019


Top contributor vitaliy.karpovich put together this stunning DVOW Finalist drone video of St. Petersburg, Russia as the country's second-largest city and erstwhile capital transitioned from winter to spring.  Featured locations include (in order of first appearance): the crescent-shaped Kazan Cathedral; the Admiralty Building; the Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange Rostral Columns; Saint Isaac's Cathedral; the Bronze Horseman statue in Senate Square; the Lomsonov Bridge over the Fontanka River; and more. 

Winter in St. Petersburg

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Winter Saint Petersburg Russia 6K. Shot on Zenmuse X7

Top contributor, used the DJI Inspire 2 drone and Zenmuse X7 camera to create this magnificent wintertime aerial tour of St. Petersburg, Russia's former capital city. The video features the following locations, in rough order of first appearance: the Winter Palace, Palace Square, the gold-domed St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Building at the tip of Vasilevsky Island, Kazan Cathedral, the Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, Lakhta Center (Europe's tallest building as of 2019), and more.

Phantom 4 over Wintertime St. Petersburg

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One Wonderful Winter in Saint Petersburg (Russia) 4k UltraHD


Prepare to be astounded by this stunning wintertime drone video of St. Petersburg, Russia by vitaliy.karpovich.  The video opens with an epic shot of the old Stock Exchange and its two red Rastral Columns on Vasilevsky Island.  Then it moves on to the magnificent star-shaped Peter and Paul Fortress, the gold-domed St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Palace square and its Winter Palace, and other highlights from the erstwhile Russian capital city on the Neva River. This video was a DVOW nominee in May 2019

Captioned St. Petersburg Tour

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Saint Petersburg 聖彼得堡

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In this drone video by Minglam, you'll get some great aerial views of six of the best-known sites of St. Petersburg, Russia. In order of appearance, they are (1) the gold-domed St. Isaac's Cathedral; (2) the blue-domed Trinity Cathedral; (3) Lakhta Center, Europe's tallest building as of 2019; (4) the Palace Bridge, which crosses the Neva to Vasilevsky Island; (5) the Admiralty Building, former headquarters of the Russian Imperial Navy; and (6) the Winter Palace, the main palace of the Tsars in pre-Revolutionary Russia.

St. Petersburg Drone Tour

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Aerial Footage. Saint-Petersburg №1


This excellent drone video of St. Petersburg, Russia by top contributor and pilot VadimUshKa opens with an epic shot of the Peter and Paul Fortress on Hare Island in the Neva River.  Then the video cuts to Lakhta Center, Europe's tallest building as of 2019.  From there you'll head over to the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, and then to the warship-cum-museum Aurora.   Other featured spots include the Kazan Cathedral with its curved facade, the gold-domed St. Isaacs Cathedral, the new St. Petersburg Stadium, and more.  

60 Seconds over Wintertime St. Petersburg

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Top contributor Vitaliy.karpovich has created some of the finest drone videos of St. Petersburg, Russia.  In this piece, which was picked as a DVOW Finalist, you'll be treated to some amazing wintertime views of the great city on the Neva River.  The video opens with a shot looking east toward the Admiralty Building and beyond that to Palace Square.  At about the :30 there's a great fly-by of St. Isaacs Cathedral, followed by an epic twilight shot of the old Stock Exchange building, Kazan Cathedral (:40), and the Peterhof Palace (:48).

Lakhta Center: Europe's Tallest Building

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Lakhta Centre: Europe's Tallest Skyscraper

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 462 meters (just over 1.5k ft.).  The building is located on the Gulf of Finland, a bit northwest of the city center.  

Obukhovsky Bridge

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Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge, St. Petersburg

Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge is the newest bridge crossing the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Competed in 2004, the 2.8k meter (about 9.2k ft) cable suspension bridge is the only St. Petersburg bridge which is not a drawbridge.  Contributo used a DJI Phantom drone to create a bird's eye view of this monumental span, an important addition to the infrastructure of Russia's second largest city and one which instantly received worldwide recognition due to its highly complex design.

St. Petersburg Stadium

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Saint Petersburg Stadium - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Saint Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium is a new, super-modern football (American soccer) stadium built on the site of the Kirov Stadium on Krestovsky Island.  With a normal seating capacity of about 68k, it's the home field of the FC Zenit Saint Petersburg football team.  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. 

Kazan Cathedral

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Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg


Kazan Cathedral is one of the great landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Situated on Nevsky Prospekt (the city's main thoroughfare), the church is dedicated to one of Russia's greatest religious icons: Our Lady of Kazan.  Originally designed as sort of a Russian Orthodox Church "answer" to St. Peters Basilica in Rome, the church was completed in 1811.   It's considered one of the four great churches of St. Petersburg, along with Church of the Savior on Blood, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, and St. Isaac's Cathedral..  

St. Isaacs, the Peterhof, and More

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Saint Petersburg drone vignettes (version 2) / Санкт-Петербургские зарисовки (2-я версия)


Contributor put together this beautiful reel of aerial highlights of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city and one-time capital.  The video opens with a shot looking down one of the city's canals at the gold dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Eastern Orthodox church in the world.  From there it cuts to the magnificent Peterhof Palace, known as the Russian Versailles.  The video will then take you around to other notable spots in this magnificent city, Peter the Great's Window on Europe.  

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Saint Petersburg


Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the great landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia's #2 city and erstwhile capital.  Seen here in this excellent drone video by FLycam24, the Orthodox church is situated within the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress, on an island in the Neva River.  Completed in 1733, it's the city's oldest building.  Distinguished by its 123 meter (over 400 ft.) gold spire, it's the final resting place of (among others) Tsars Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and (after a 80 year hiatus) Nicholas II.  

Trinity Cathedral, Admiralty Building, and More

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Sunny Morning in Saint-Petersburg

Sergei Pinin

This drone video of St. Petersburg, Russia by Sergei Pinin opens with an epic shot of the blue-domed Trinity Cathedral, the great Empire-syle landmark.  From there you'll get to see many of the other highlights of the great city founded by Peter the Great in the early 19th century: the Winter Palace and adjacent Palace Square, the Admiralty Building, the Kazan Cathedral, Church of the Savior of the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Palace Bridge between Vasilievsky Island and the mainland, and more.  

St. Petersburg's Churches and More

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Contributor proskalov wove together his aerial footage of St. Petersburg from the summer of 2018 to create this beautiful collage of the former capital city commissioned by Tsar Peter the Great.  It opens with a shot of the gold-domed St. Isaac's Cathedral, the masterpiece which took 40 years to build.  From there you will be taken to see the blue and gold domes of Trinity Cathedral, the star-shaped Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty Building, and more sights from this city on the Neva River.  

Scarlet Sails, White Nights Festival

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The Scarlet Sails


The Scarlet Sails (Алые паруса in Russian) is a celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is the biggest and most famous event during the White Nights Festival every summer, when the days are virtually endless. The spectacular fireworks, epic concerts, and massive water show brings more than one million people to the city to celebrate. Drone pilot TANYA SHKONDINA captures the massive party in this spectacular, 4K drone video featuring the thousands of fireworks that light up the night. 

Palace Square and the Alexander Column

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Palace Square is one of the main public spaces in St. Petersburg, Russia.  It's named after the adjacent Winter Palace, the official residence of the Romanov family from 1732-1917 and now part of the Hermitage.  The focal point of Palace Square is the Alexander Column; it's named after Tsar Alexander I, who led the victory over Napoleon in the early 1800's.  In this drone video by Shkrebiy, you'll get a 360 degree view of the square, the site of the Bloody Sunday Massacre of 1905 which set the stage for the Russian Revolutions of 1917.  

Along the Neva River

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Here's a nice aerial view of St. Petersburg, Russia, compliments of contributor Agapov.Nikita.  The video was shot in the summer months in the heart of the city, along the Neva River.  At about the :40 mark there's a great shot looking south and west over the Troitskiy Bridge towards the Hermitage and (to the right) the gold-domed St. Isaac's Cathedral.  At around the :40 there's another great shot looking over the bridge, this time due west towards the great Fortress of Peter and Paul and its enclosed Peter and Paul Cathedral. 

Leningrad Seige Anniversary Celebration

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Salute in honor 75th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad


Contributor chill_side put together this terrific drone video of the city of St. Petersburg as it celebrated  the 75th anniversary of the end of history's deadliest seige during World War II.  In September, 1941, three months after invading the USSR, the forces of Nazi Germany surrounded the city, which was then known as Leningrad.   During the ensuing 900 days, it's estimated that over a million civilians perished, mostly from hunger, exposure, and disease.  Leningrad was liberated by the Red Army in January, 1944.

Inside Kazan Cathedral

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Night St. Petersburg


Here's an awesome nighttime drone video of the great city of St. Petersburg, Russia, compliments of content creator and pilot Flycam24.  The video begins with a terrific aerial view of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, which lies within the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress.  From there, you'll be taken to see some of the bridges and other churches along the city's rivers.  The last part of the video was taken by flying inside the Kazan Cathedral, one of the world's most famous Eastern Orthodox churches.  

Ship Cruising Semi-Frozen Water, Kronstadt

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Container ship, Kronstadt


Check out this fascinating drone video of a containership plowing its way through half-frozen waters of the Baltic Sea near St. Petersburg, Russia.  The video was shot near the city of Kronstandt, which is located on Kotlin Island about 30 km (around 18 mi.) west of central St. Petersburg, in the middle of the Gulf of Finland.  The island, which is part of the federal city of St. Petersburg, is the long-time home of the Russian Baltic Fleet.  The waters around Kronsadt are generally completely frozen during the winter months.  

Summer in St. Petersburg

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Beautiful Saint Petersburg. Hot Brakebeat. Summer Vibes

A port city on the Baltic Sea, Saint Petersburg, Russia was the imperial capital for two centuries. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, it remains Russia’s cultural center whose downtown is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The Neva River, which cuts through the city with its many canals and their granite embankments and bridges, adds to the city’s ambience. takes us on the water during the glorious summertime months to show us its beauty in this drone video. 

Solnechnoe, Kurortny District

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Solnechnoe - Saint Petersberg


Check out this drone video of a beautiful spot just north of St. Petersburg, Russia, compliments of contributor and pilot junglijay.  It's called Solnechnoe, and it's located in Kurortny, the northernmost district of Russia's second-largest city and erstwhile capital.  The territory here is part of the Karelian Isthmus, the land bridge between the Gulf of Finland to the west and Lake Ladoga to the east.  The area had been part of Finland prior to its capture by the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939-40.

Ships on the Gulf of Finland

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Despite being frozen in during the winter months, the waters of the Gulf of Finland are some of the busiest on the Baltic Sea.  That's because of the port city at the gulf's head: St. Petersburg, Russia.  During the months when the gulf isn't covered by a thick sheet of ice, the waters in and out of St. Petersburg are filled with ships carrying cargo and people.  In this drone video by Flycam24, you'll get an aerial glimpse of maritime St. Petersburg; tehe video features some great footage of ships cruising the surprisingly calm waters.  

Drone Tour of St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg from a bird's eye view in 4k(UltraHD) by drone


Ultra4D4K created this beautiful aerial mini-tour of St. Petersburg, the great Russian city on the Baltic Sea.  The video contains bird's eye views of many of the most well known sites of St. Petersburg, built on the orders of Tsar Peter the Great and once known as Europe's grandest capital.  Ride along for aerial views of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Cruiser Aurora Museum, the Peterhof Palace, the Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, Catherine Palace, Krestovsky football stadium, and more.  

FPV Diving Lakhta Center

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FPV Diving Lakhta Center, Europe's Tallest Skyscraper


The Lakhta Center, which was completed in 2018, stands nearly half a kilometer (460 meters, or about 1.5k ft.) above St. Petersburg, Russia.  It is, by a significant margin, the tallest building in Europe.  While it was being built, contributor and FPV pilot Controlflow took an epic dive down the building using a racing drone.  As you watch it that the drone is being flown via video goggles at ground level. The dive has made itself a nominee in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards FPV Freestyle Technical category.

Profile of Timelab.Pro

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The Drone Dish: TimeLab.Pro

The Drone Dish

Fresh from winning Drone Video of the Year in the first 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.  His video of St. Petersburg, "City of White Nights", since garnered a nomination in the Cities category for the second annual DVA Awards.