The team of the multiple award-winning Germany From Above series and the overwhelmingly prize-winning ARTE series Migrating Birds this time undertakes a nine-month venture flying over the gigantic empire of the Russian Federation: from the Arctic Ocean to the deserts of Kalmykia, from Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus to the volcanoes of Kamchatka.
Russia From Above is an unprecedented endeavor to experience the vastness of the the country, constantly from the bird's eye view. The results are spectacular aerials of wild, deserted landscapes, magical cities, wild animals, deserts, taiga forests - and of the hard work in the cold of Siberia. This is Russia as you have never seen it before, filmed from helicopters and with the best aerial cameras worldwide.
Russia From Above is produced by German firm Colourfield with ZDF in Germany, Franco-German broadcaster Arte and Russia’s Gazprom-Media. The film premiered on 13 June 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art in Dortmund and was first broadcast on the ARTE channel during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In 2019, the mini-series received a gold award at the New York Film Festival and has been now shown in several European countries, including, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland.