The Kamchatka Peninsula


Kamchatka Peninsula

  • Makhorov
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  • about 4 years ago

For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor Makhorov brings us this DVOW-winning piece from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far Eastern region, between the Sea of Ohotsk and the Bering Sea. Opening with some epic shots of the peninsula's stunning coastline, most of the video was shot in the largely volcano-covered interior of the region. The video includes footage of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest Eurasian volcano with a peak elevation of about 4.75k meters above sea level (roughly 15.6k ft.). 

Surfing in Russia's Far East


Kamchatka. The Winter Surf Challenge

Two-time DVA winner 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 earned a nomination in the Extreme Sports category at the 6th Annual NYCDFF.

Kamchatka from Above


Kamchatka. Another Planet | Land of Volcanoes


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor AndreyWithDrone brings us this stunning drone video from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East region.  At the :24 mark, you'll see the Mutnovsky volcano complex in the southern part of the region.  At the :41 mark, you'll see the Dead Forest, so called because most of its tree life was killed during the 1970's eruption of the Tolbachik volcano.  Other locations include the Tolbachinsky Dol lava plateau (also near Tolbachik), the Tolbachik volcano itself, and the volcano Avachinsky.    

Rafting Chukotka's Kazachka River




Check out this amazing video from the far northeastern corner of Russia, compliments of brand-new contributor valuiskikh.  He used a combination of drone and ground camera footage to film himself rafting on the still partly frozen Kazachka River river in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, a federal subject (essentially, an oblast) of the country's Far East region.  Covering an area of 737k square km (around 285k square mi.), roughly 10% larger than continental France, the terrritory has a permanent population of about 50k.  

Rock Formation on Spokoynaya Bay


Devil's Finger Rock


Check out this beautiful drone video from Russia's Far Eastern Region, compliments of new contributor and pilot VladSavelyev.  It's a rock formation variously known as Devil's Finger and Pirate's Castle, and it's located on Spokoynaya Bay, an inlet of the Sea of Japan (itself a large inlet of the Pacific Ocean).  The bay is situated a bit to the east of Vladivostok in Primorsky Krai, the southernmost of the eleven Federal Subjects (provinces) which make up Russia's Far Eastern Federal District.  

Kamchatka by Drone


Sunset in Kamchatka


AirVuz contributor and pilot Vadim_Danilov brings us this excellent drone video from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.  The nearly 800 mile long (1.25 km) landform in the far eastern reaches of the giant country divides the Sea of Ohotsk from the Pacific Ocean.  Covering a massive area of over 104k square mi. (270k square km, roughly the size of the USA state of Colorado), the peninsula is home to only a little over 300k permanent residents.  What it lacks in people, it makes up in volcanoes - over 160, with roughly 20% still active.  

Kamchatka and the Kurile Islands


Kamchatka and Kuril Islands by drones

  • maxbaloo
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  • over 4 years ago

Explore some of the most remote (and beautiful) parts of Russia in this excellent drone video by maxbaloo. He filmed the Kamchatka Peninsula in the country's Far East and the Kurile Islands, a chain which runs across the Sea of Ohotsk between the southern tip of Kamchatka and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The Kuriles had been Japanse territories until 1945 but were occupied by the Soviet Union near the end of World War II and subsequently annexed. This video was a DVOW nominee in August, 2019. 

Sakhalin Island


Sakhalin: Discovery with a Land Rover


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.

Kunashir, Kurile Islands


Kunashir. Echo of Volcanoes


Former Drone Video of the Week Finalist AndrewWithDrone brings us this stunning drone video from a volcanic island in Russia's Far East region.  The video was filmed over Kunashir, the southernmost of the Kurile Islands, an archipelago which stretches out south of the Kamchatka Peninsula.  The highlight of the video is footage of the volcanic mountain Tyatya, which is situated in the northeastern part of the island.  The tallest mountain on the island, it has a peak elevation of just under 6k ft. above sea level (around 1.8k m).  

Khabarovsk: City of the Russian Far East



Garry Stud...

Khabarovsk is one of the largest and most important cities in Russia's Far Eastern region, sometimes known as Eastern Siberia.  The city is the capital and largest city of Khabarovsk Krai, as its namesake oblast (province) is known.  Khabarovsk is situated at the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, two of the most important waterways in Northeastern Asia.  Seen here in this drone video by Garry Studio, Khabarovsk recently overtook the city of Vladivistok (which lies to its south) to become the largest city in the Far East region.

Drone Views of Kamchatka




Enjoy these spectacular aerial views of Russia's Kamchatka region, compliments of new AirVuz contributor and drone pilot CINEMADRONE.  The great peninsula is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Ohotsk, close to the eastern extent of mainland Russia.  With two large volcanic belts containing 160 volcanoes (of which 29 are still active), it's considered the most geologically active zone of the Eurasian landmass.  The video will take you over massive volcanic craters and lakes, rushing streams and waterfalls, geysers, and more.

Abandoned Lighthouse on Sakhalin


Мистический маяк на Сахалине


For a first upload to AirVuz, brand-new contributor and pilot VoLonDEmordus brings us this fantastic drone video from a well-known abandoned lighthouse in the far eastern reaches of Russia.  It's called the Aniva Lighthouse, and it's located at the end of a long peninsula near the southern end of Sakhalin Island.  The lighthouse was completed in 1939, when the southern part of Sakhalin was still territory of Japan.  The lighthouse functioned until 2006, whereupon it was abandoned and heavily damaged by looters.  

Zelter River, Buryatia


Russia. Buryatia.


Check out this amazing drone video of a region of eastern Russia, compliments of AirVuz content creator and pilot Vaterlou.  Buryatia is a republic within Russia's Far Eastern District, which covers the eastern half of Siberia.  It covers the region to the east and south of Lake Baikhal.  It's a vast and relatively thinly populated province, crossed by many rivers.  This video features footage of the Zelter River, which rises in Mongolia, crosses into Russia, and ultimately flows into Lake Baikhal.

Cape Povorotny, Primorsky Krai




Check out this beautiful drone video from Russia's Far East, compliments of brand-new AirVuz contributor ilia_sergeev.  The video was filmed over Cape Povorotny, a peninsula in the federal subject of Primorsky Krai.  It's located on the Sea of Japan, a short distance east of the main Far East seaport city (and provincial capital) of Vladivostok.  The current lighthouse of Cape Povorotny was constructed in 1894, on the site of an earlier structure which was built in 1870.  The lighthouse is opened to tourists.  

Sinegorye, Magadan Oblast


Sinegorye (2020)

  • iOleg
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    • 12
    • 7
  • about 3 years ago

AirVuz contributor and pilot iOleg brings us this fascinating drone video from the Russian Far East.  The video was filmed over the settlement of Sinegorye, which lies on the Kolyma River in the oblast (province) of Magadan.  The development of Sinegorye occurred in the 1970's in connection with a giant hydroelectricity project, following which the town was largely abandoned.  Previously, the Kolyma region was the site of some of the most notorious work camps in the Gulag, the vast penal system established during the Stalinist era.  

The Taiga of the Far East


DMi Forest & PONSSE Ванинский район Хабаровский край

Garry Stud...

Contributor Garry Studio worked with a Finnish forest equipment company to produce this amazing video of a timber farming operation in a taiga snow forest in Russia's Far East region.  Harvesting Russia's vast timber resource in some of the most remote regions on earth represents a considerable challenge.  As you'll see in the video, the ground conditions are as demanding as those found in surface mining areas, and (as one can imagine) it's even further complicated by the bitter cold of the endless winter months.  

Buryatia by FPV


That's one way to conduct a sightseeing tour

  • 1337_fpv
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    • 10
    • 12
  • almost 4 years ago

As first person view (FPV) pilots increasingly travel around the globe with their racing drones, we're starting to see some of the world's most remote locations from an entirely new perspective.  Case in point is this fantastic piece by AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot n00b_fpv.  He ventured to the territory of Buryatia in Russia's Far East region.  Here he managed to film a spot near the city of Ulan-Ude which is referenced in the epic Central Asian poem about King Gesar which is believed to date to the 12th century.

Kamchatka from Above


Kamchatka 2019 - Konstantin Larionov

  • Rocannon
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    • 11
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  • almost 5 years ago

The Kamchatka Peninsula is located in the Russian Far East, which is sometimes referred to as Eastern Siberia. The 780-mile peninsula borders the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotska to the west.  The western part of the peninsula is home to a cluster of volcanoes, some of them still active.  The volcanic area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Drone pilot Rocannon takes us to the remote, Far Eastern destination to enjoy its dynamic views from the comfort of our warm homes.

Khabarovsk by Drone


Showreel Night Khabarovsk

Garry Stud...

Garry Studio created this magnificent nighttime drone video of Khabarovsk, one of the most important cities in Siberian Russia. It's the second largest city in the Russian Far East after the port city Vladivostok, which is located to its south.  Khabarovsk lies on the Amur River, one of Siberia's three main waterways, just a few km/mile from the Chinese border.  The city played an important role in the struggles between Russian, Chinese, and Japanese interests that shook the region beginning in the late 1800's.

Vladivostok Drone Views



  • Suvorov
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    • 9
    • 4
  • about 5 years ago

Check out this amazing drone video of Russia's easternmost major city, compliments of contributor Suvorov.  Vladivostok is a port city in the far southeastern corner of this massively country.  It's the largest city and capital of the Far Eastern Federal District, the eastern half of the great land mass known as Siberia.  In addition to being a major commercial shipping port, Vladivostok is an important naval base - it's home to Russia's Pacific Fleet, still the second-largest naval force in the world's largest ocean. 

Orca's on Kamchatka


Orcas. Kamchatka Peninsula

  • Makhorov
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    • 18
    • 10
  • over 2 years ago

Multiple Drone Video of the Week Winner Makhorov brings us this spectacular drone video of a group of orca whales in the Russian Far East.  The video was filmed off the coast of Kamchatka, a giant peninsula which separates the Sea of Ohotsk from the Bering Sea.  Also known as killer whales, these graceful beasts are actually part of the dolphin family.  Despite their name, orcas pose no known threat to people; there has never been a recorded incident of an attack on humans by orcas in the wild.  



Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia


Khabarovsk Russia

  • Suvorov
    • 464 VŪZ
    • 13
    • 4
  • almost 7 years ago

Ritsa beach


Japan sea coast


Mountain Vachkajets. Kamchatka

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Cape Passek