See Top Bird's Eye Views of Eastern Europe

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Moscow Aerial 5K Timelab.pro

Timelab.pro

This 2017 AirVūz Video of the Year by contributor Timelab.pro showcases the gilded charm of Moscow, the great capital city of Russia. Shot with a Zenmuse X7 camera on a DJI Inspire 2 drone, the video captures the 'onion domes' of the Orthodox churches, the magnificent statues and monuments which dot the city, the iconic University of Moscow tower, and marvelous aerial shots of the Moskva River. It is one of the most viewed and commented-upon videos on AirVuz.

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Winter Saint Petersburg Russia 6K. Shot on Zenmuse X7

Timelab.pro

St. Petersburg, once known as Leningrad and briefly as Petrograd, is the Russian city built on a natural port of the Baltic Sea by Peter the Great in the early 18th century. It was designed to be a "window on Europe" and a means for Russia to join the ranks of the great European powers. Top contributor Timelab.pro, used the DJI Inspire 2 drone and Zenmuse X7 camera to create this magnificent tour of this amazing city, that was once the capital of Russia for two centuries.

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Explore Latvia in HD

Chris Borg

The Baltic Sea republic of Latvia has a proud tradition dating to medieval times, with close historical ties to Germany.  An independent country since 1991 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, its capital city Riga is a well preserved port on the Baltic Sea, the heart of which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Drone pilot Chris Berg used his DJI Mavic Pro to create this stunning aerial tour of the country, most of which is shot in and around Riga.

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Vilnius, Lithuania's capital

dronezurich

Vilnius is the capital of the Baltic republic of Lithuania as well as its largest city.  It sits in the center of the country, some distance from the Baltic Sea coastline.  While the city has modern sections, its heart is a marvelously well preserved old city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Pilot DroneZurich used a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone to create this amazing aerial tour of this amazing and ancient city.  

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Height

vasylkevych

Upon gaining its independence (again) following in the early 1990's, Ukraine became one of the largest countries in Europe, comparable to France in both population and geographic extent.  It's a land of large cities, countless smaller towns, and diverse natural scenery.  Contributor Vasylkevych flew a drone over the length and width of this amazing country to create a remarkable aerial portrait of the Ukraine, which was produced in connection with an article in a major travel magazine and website.

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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 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.

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Andrew Rayel - The Heart of Moldova

SKYDRIVE

Prepare to be amazed by this music video from Moldova, an Eastern European country which was once part of the principality of Moldavia.  It features one of the country's top DJ's playing piano on the Moldavian Plateau, which lies to the east of the Carpathian Mountains.  Moldova was part of territory seized by the Soviet Union from Romania prior to World War II which then devolved into its own country when the Soviet Union subsequently split apart.

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TWO SOULS

Antonio Esteban Gonsalez

While Ukraine has many cultural and historical ties to Russia, both the landscape of the country and its people are quite distinct.  It is a country of large cities like Kiev, spectacular peaks of the Carpathian Mountain range in the southwestern part of the countries, and gorgeous Black Sea coastlines in its far south.  Contributor Anthony Esteban Gonsales does an outstanding job of using a drone to create a deeply moving aerial portrait of this amazing country.

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Epic Drone Video of Riga and Surroundings

dronezurich

In this video, contributor Drone Zurich uses a DJI Phantom 3 drone to film the Latvian capital city of Riga and its surroundings on the Baltic Sea.  The video features bird's eye views of the victory memorial from World War II, the Kristus Piedzimšanas Pareizticīgo Katedrāle Orthodox church, the old town of Riga, and the TV Tornis Television Tower, one of the tallest structures in Europe.  Riga's Old City has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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Berdyansk, Ukraine: DJI Phantom 3

daniilsamoilenko

Berdyansk is a Ukrainian port the Sea of Azov, a large and extremely shallow body of water which is an extension of the Black Sea.  While not as large as the port of Odessa further to the west, Berdyansk is nevertheless an important shipping center in the southern Ukraine, which otherwise lacks access to the sea.  In this video, contributor Daniilsamoilenko uses a DJI Phantom 3 drone to do an epic selfie pull out shot revealing the red sand beach and the blue sea water behind it.  

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Vilnius Stories

fake@fakeit.lt

Vilnius, Lituania is one of the great cultural treasures of Europe.  The city has flourished since Lithuania once again became an independent country in the 1990's.  In this video, contributor fake@fakeit.it used a combination of drone and ground camera footage to create an indelible impression of this great city and its people.  Watch it and you will get a marvelous overview of this city, which sits at an important geographical crossroads in the Baltic region. 

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Winter wonderland

fly.belarus

Belarus is a landlocked and generally flat country.  More than anything, what distinguishes its landscape it its forests.  About 40% of the land area of the country is forested.  During its long winters, these forests become true winter-wonderlands, on a par with the best forests of Scandinavia.  In this drone video by FFly.Belarus, you'll get a bird's eye views of the country's endless forests in the dead of winter.  It was filmed near Mogilev (the country's third largest city) in its east-central region.

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Autumn day in Soomaa National Park, Estonia

Blizzardfoto

In this drone video by Blizzardfoto, you'll get a beautiful look at the wetlands for which Estonia is so well known.  Soomaa National Park is located in the southwestern quadrant of the Baltic country, a bit east of the Gulf of Riga and north of the border with Lithuania.  The park was created in 1993 (shortly after Estonia became independent of Russia) as a means to protect the country's once-extensive wetland areas which had shrunk dramatically over the course of the 20th century.

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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.

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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.

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Abava Valley

Eaglewood Films