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Russia Compilation Video

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Russia from Above

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AirVuz is proud to host some amazing drone videos from Russia, with hundreds of individual videos uploaded through the AirVuz community.  In this video compilation of the best drone footage of Russia, you'll see some epic bird's eye views from the following locations: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Lake Ladoga, Caucasus Region, Ural Mountains, the Crimean Peninsula, Sochi, Sakhalin Island, Ektaterinburg, and Kabardino-Balkaria.  You can also see these videos in their entirety and many more in the Russia collection.  

Lake Baikal in 4K

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The Lake Baikal

diamondsky

Wait until you see this incredible aerial video of frozen Lake Baikal by contributor and pilot diamondsky. Lake Baikal is an ancient, massive lake in Siberia, Russia just north of the Mongolian border. The world's deepest and most voluminous lake, Baikal remains frozen for over a third of the year (usually between January to early May or June). In this video, he'll show us the frozen caves around the lake, a car driving across the ice, and the snow-covered mountains which surround parts of the great lake. This video was a DVOW finalist in December 2019.

DVA Winning Video of St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg - The City of White Nights

Timelab.pro

Top contributor Timelab.pro'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.  

DVA Winning Video of Moscow

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Moscow Aerial 5K Timelab.pro

Timelab.pro

This 2017 AirVūz Video of the Year by contributor Timelab.pro showcases the beauty of Moscow, the great capital city of Russia. Shot with a Zenmuse X7 camera on a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video captures "three Moscows": (1) the original core around the Kremlin complex and the adjacent St. Basil's Cathedral; (2) the Seven Sisters Stalinist-era skyscrapers, led by the Moscow State University building; and (3) the sleek skyscrapers of the new Moscow International Business Center, west of the city center.

4K Aerial Tour of Crimea

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Crimean Trip

sinaysky

Check out this stunning drone video of the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea, compliments of contributor sinaysky. The oddly-shaped landform is connected to Ukraine by the narrow Isthmus of Perekop to the north.  It's now also connected to the Kuban region of Russia via a bridge over the Strait of Kerch, which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov. Crimea is known for its spectacular rock formations, mud baths, Black Sea shipwrecks, and cultural landmarks dating to the Antiquity. This video was a DVOW nominee in November 2019. 

Nuclear Icebreakers on the Berents Sea

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75 000 h.p. The Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker from DJI Inspire 2

Timelab.pro

DVA winner Timelab.pro created this stunning drone video (DVOW winner in June 2019) of two Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers powering through the ice-covered Berents Sea.  Fifty Years of Victory and the Yamal are the only two active Arktica-class icebreakers.  These doubled-hulled vessels are just under 150 meters (486 ft.) long and displace about 25k tons.  Their two OK900A nuclear reactors produce an incredible 340MW of power, enough "juice" to fully supply a medium-sized city.

DVOW Finalist from Dagestan

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Dagestan, Russia

nikybwd

See beautiful Dagestan from above in this incredible 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. 

Aerial Tour of the Caucasus

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Caucasus Aerial by Action Brothers

Nicko
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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.

Kitesurfing Trip to Crimea

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Kite Crimea Trip - Film about kitesurfing in Crimea (russian language)

Rocannon

Content creator and pilot Rocannon created this amazing drone video recording a kitesurfing trip to the Black Sea in Russia's Crimean Peninsula.  The video does a beautiful job of intermixing shots of the spectacular natural scenery of the Crimean coastline with some epic footage of multiple (and clearly very adept) kitesurfers skimming the water of this vast inland sea.  It looks like the trip of a lifetime, and the video was picked as a Finalist for the Drone Video of the Week contest in June, 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.

Ekterinburg: Capital of the Urals Region

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Ekaterinburg: Dronelapse in 4K

Hyperlapse

Prepare to be amazed by this hyperlapse of drone footage from Russia's fourth largest city and one of its most important business centers.  Ekaterinburg lies on the eastern side of the Ural mountains, and is considered the de facto capital of the entire Urals region.  It acts as the key gateway to the vast territory of Siberia which lies to its east.  Famously, it was the site of one of the great crimes of the 20th century: the muder of the Tsar of Russia and his family by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918.   

Urals: Dividing Europe and Asia

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Manaraga: Ural Mountains 4K Dronelapse

Hyperlapse

Contributor Hyperlapse this astoundingly well done dronelapse sequence from Russia's Ural Mountains.  The video was taken from the area around Mt. Monaraga, in the northern Urals.  It's situated in the Komi Republic, which is actually part of the Northwestern rather than Urals federal subject territory.  The mountain has a peak elevation of about 1.65k meters above sea level (around 5.45k ft.).  The Ural Mountains form a north-south chain and serve to divide the continents of Europe and Asia.  

Elbrus: Russia's Highest Peak

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Mt. Elbrus: Russia's Tallest Peak (5642 m)

Playrocker

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: Peninsula of the Black Sea

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

FEEL ALIVE

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.

Karelia: Lake Ladoga

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Lake Ladoga, Republic of Karelia

shulmanaerial

Contributor shulmanaerial created this amazing drone video of Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. The footage  is shot from the northern part of the lake in the Republic of Karelia, which is part of the Russian Federation.  Covering 17.7k square km (around 6.7k square mi.), it's the largest lake located entirely within Europe.  In frozen form, the lake was the site of the famous "Road of Life" which was used to supply nearby Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) during its brutal hunger seige by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Murmansk Oblast: Teriberkla

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Deep North: Teriberka, Russia

Aleksandr

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.

The Kuban: Krasnodar

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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 important historical 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.  

The 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.

Tolyatti: Bend of the Volga

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Tolyatti on the Volga, Fall 2018

Maksx
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Amongst European rivers, the Volga is in a class by itself.  It's the longest waterway on the continent and also the Europe's largest as measured by water discharge volume.  Its 3.5k km (almost 2.2k mi.) course lies entirely within Russia, and most of the country's major cities are on the river or its tributaries.  In this drone video from Maksx, you'll get a great view of the river as it winds through Tolyatti, a mid-sized city which lies on one of the rivers great bends in its journey southwards towards the Caspian Sea.    

Off-Road Tour of Sakhalin Island

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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.

Tomsk: Cultural Capital of Siberia

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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.

Europe's Tallest Skyscraper

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Lakhta Centre: Europe's Tallest Skyscraper

Timelab.pro

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 Timelab.pro 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.  

Aerial Views of the Caucasus Mountains

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The Caucasus Mountains are Calling

TANYA SHKONDINA

Check out this stunning drone video from the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, compliments of former Dronve Video of the Week winner 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. 

Kaliningrad: Russia's Baltic Exclave

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Winter in Kalingrad

castenoid

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.  

Kostroma: Golden Ring City

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Warm & home Kostroma

TANYA SHKONDINA

Drone pilot and Drone Video of the Week winner TANYA SHKONDINA created this beautiful drone video of a historic town in Central Russia called Kostroma.  The city of about 275,000 is the capital of the oblast (province) of the same name, one of the 18 which make up Russia's Central region.  It's situated at the point where the Kostroma River joins the Volga.  Kostroma is part of the so-called Golden Ring of cities northeast of Moscow which played a critical role in the development of the Russian Orthodox Church.  

Winter in Arkhangelsk Oblast

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Winter in the Nord

alexeykalinin

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.

Volga Region: Samara

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Samara: The Square of Glory

Maksx
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Content creator and drone pilot Maksx created this marvelous video of Samara, an important city in Russia's Volga region.  Samara is the capital of the oblast (state) of the same name, and is one of the ten largest cities in Russia.  The city  is situated where the Samara River joins the Volga, the longest river in Europe and the most important of Russia's waterways.   Samara's position on the great river is roughly midway between Nizhny Novgorod and Volgagrad, two other important Volga cities.  

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.

Adygea: Caucasus Republic

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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 (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.

Kursk Root Hermitage

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Russia's Kursk Root Hermitage

Vaterlou

In this video by contributor and drone pilot Vaterlou, you'll get a bird's eye view of a well known Eastern Orthodox monastery in the heart of Russia.  The Kursk Root Hermitage of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God  is located in the Kursk province, one of the 18 which make up Russia's Central Federal District.  The monastery, which dates to the turn of the 16th century, was built to commemorate the Kursk Root Icon of the Sign, a painting which was found in the forests of Kursk around 1300 AD. 

Drone Tour of Karelia

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Showreel of Russian Nature

Sergei Pinin

Top contributor and pilot 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.  Karelia is 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.  

Tver Oblast: Heart of Russia

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Lovely Heart of Russia

TANYA SHKONDINA

Top contributor TANYA SHKONDINA created this beautiful drone video from the Tver Oblast (province) in western Russia.  Tver is one of the oblasts which make up the country's Central administrative region, traditionally considered the heart of Russia.  Mostly covered by the great Eastern European Plain, the province is also home to the Valdai Hills, which is the source for three of Russia's mightiest rivers: the Volga, Dneiper, and Daugava.  Tver was known as Kalinnin during Soviet times.

The Kola Peninsula

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Kola Snowkiting

Rocannon

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! 

Caucasus Aerial Tour

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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.

Russian Aerial Reel

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Aerial Filming in Russia

Nicko
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Russian drone pilot and aerial videographer Nicko put together this marvelous commercial drone reel showing the range of work they do across Russia. Most of the footage is from the Moscow, Black Sea, and Caucasus regions, with a good deal of footage from the area around Sochi where the 2014 Winter Olympics were held. From snowcapped mountains and palm trees, to traffic filled streets and military exercises, and even a Russian navy ship, this film will give you some amazing bird's eye views of modern Russia.

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.

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