Video: Incredible Natural Landscapes of Russia & Kazakhstan in the Trailer for ‘Spirit of Freedom’

Jan 2, 2020 at 7:19
by Слава Дегальцев  

Spirit of Freedom - is a film about travelling across Russia, Kazakhstan and riding mountain bikes.

I am happy to announce, that we were diving into a world of making mountain bike films through this season. First of all, I'd like to say that we're not pros in riding nor filmmaking. I've had a meddlesome idea of tripping through Russia and Kazakhstan for a couple of years, and finally, it's become a reality. We gathered in a company of five riders united by this awesome idea.

Katu Yaryk. Chulishman river valley

There is an intense work on the full film at the moment. We're planning to make a premiere at one of the Moscow's cinemas in February 2020. The film would be free online sometime after a premiere. It would be available on Youtube channel. And for now, I'd like to show You some facts about our project.

 Roady mode
Follow the lines

Mud drifting is fun

We drove 20,000 km in 1.5 months to find spots to ride and spectacular views to see. And we found some!

View from the top of the mount Malaya Sinyukha
KSS rescue station in the muddle of Khibiny massif

Marcian sunset riding
There s something in the sky

Night activities at Gizhgit lake

Sunset at Altyn-Emel national park
Highest summit of Europe - Elbrus

Some of them were not so attractive. But it is no matter, when you have got an adventure, right?

Industrial views of mothe Russia
Industrial views of mother Russia

But the main part of course is about bikes

Photo was taken while filming Spirit of Freedom movie. https news video-incredible-natural-landscapes-of-russia-and-kazakhstan-in-spirit-of-freedom.html
Shad s

Burm train
Muddy burms

360 indiseatgrab

Strange forms of Aktau massif
Found some interesting couloir mini-drop

Our project is supported by:

Popular spot confluence of Chuya and Katun rivers
UAZ - offroad cars
"Expedition" trailers
RollAllDay team
Ac-Robin action cams
Sony cameras

Slava Degaltsev
Sergey Martynov
Stas Vargin
Matvey Cheboksarov
Pavel Polikarpov

All photos by @sergantFilm/Edit by Pavel
Other information about the project, team and so on, you can get from:



  • 51 7
 My sister number 3 bike rider in all of Kazakhstan.
  • 5 0
 Very excite!
  • 1 0
 Is she also strong with the plough?
  • 22 0
 Great looking shots, I look forward to the feature film. What an incredible diversity of terrain. For me anyway, there's still a lot of mystique about what's behind the former Iron Curtain. I'm curious as to if there is much in the way of Russian frame builders and small parts manufacturers a la Chris King, Hope, Chromag, and countless others. Would make for an interesting article. From the number of products reviewed on CRC in Russian, It appears there are a fair number of Russian riders. Apart from that, I cannot imagine driving an average of 450km's per day, for 45 days straight!
  • 12 0
 Looks amazing, cant wait to see the full movie
  • 9 1
 Simply spectacular, from just this short video I can imagine that the full length film will be jaw dropping. Waiting for it lads! I was 1 month in Crimea some years ago and it was astonishing. Remembering Iron Maiden: Mother Russia! \m/ Up the Irons!
  • 12 1
 Everyone knows that Kazakhstan’s potassium is superior to all others!
  • 1 0
 Luckily you don't have to wear a blue hat anymore neither.
  • 8 0
 Awesome. Some of the coolest biking that ive done is from Almaty to Karkara. Kazahkstan is seriously one of the most beautiful countries with amazing terrain
  • 6 0
 Whaaaaa....I want more... 2020 is just beginning and you`re already selected for the 2020 best video award with that edit. Give us more please!
Respect Smile
  • 5 0
 That was dope and cinematography looks on point. Certainly no lack of terrain to explore. Желаю удачи!
  • 4 0
 Beautiful cinematography of exotic places. The full movie is something I will look forward to watching.
  • 3 0
 Incredible looking shots. Great music and edit for the trailer. looking forward to the full release
  • 2 0
 Sweet shots, waiting for the release to kick in! As a side note tho, guys could use a vehicle sponsor of seriously larger caliber imo, like Toyota or VAG, you name it.
  • 2 0
 Looks awesome! Some nice cuts and shots already in the trailer looking forward to the full film and its also free. Props to the Team!
  • 4 0
 Incredible project guys! Wink
  • 4 0
 Stoked for this!
  • 3 0
 Awesome! Waiting for full video!
  • 1 0
 I've been fortunate enough to have driven through a majority of this area. Everyday I saw something that I wished I'd strapped my bike to the roof for!
  • 3 0
  • 3 1
 Kazakhstan is the best country in the woooooooorld
  • 2 0
 There must be so much space for trailbuilding.
  • 2 0
 that day into night shot thru the car… epic
  • 2 0
 #1 exporter of potassium
  • 1 0
 Read my mind!
  • 2 0
 Очень хорошо)
  • 9 10
 Which is more useful in Russia - newspapers or television? A: Newspapers, of course. You can't wipe your butt with a TV.
  • 2 3
 All that driving and 45 days, I kinda expected a longer video. Looks like a nice place to travel
  • 5 0
 It was the trailer for the full length film, which will be released next month.

Must have had a long shift prior to writing this. Get some rest Nurse Ben Wink
  • 1 1
 Don't ya think the title is a bit odd in terms of those countries..
  • 1 1
 My man buzz light year
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