Reijo Nikkilä

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Worked at the state-run Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE 1968-2001.

TV-News, reporter of foreign affairs 1968-1977

Moscow correspondent 1977-1987

TV-documentaries 1988-2001 (commission editor of the East Project/TV1 1991-1995)

Directed tv-documentaries, mostly about USSR/Russia.

Selected works: Toinen Espanja (Another Spain) 1970; ETA 1971; Chile 1972; Venäjän tuhatvuotinen kirkko (Russian Orthodox Church – 1000 Years) 1985; Luostarielämää NL:ssa (Monastery Life in the USSR) 1985; Stalinin sylissä (On the Hands of Stalin), 1988; Kuvia Gorbatshovista (Gorbachev’s Early Years) 1989; Lieko Z. – Prahasta (Lieko Z. from Prague) 1991; Zhdanov – Stalinin suosikki (Zhdanov – Stalin’s Protegè) 1991;  Elokuun vallankumous (The August Revolution) 1991; Berijan tallissa (In the Garage of Berija) 1992; Moskovan kirjeenvaihtaja (The Moscow Correspondent) 1997, 163 min; Praha 21.8.1968 (Prague 21.8.1968) 1998; Moskovan koulussa (Finns in the Moscow Party School) 1998, Ryssä perkele – sotavankina Suomessa (Damn Russkies – the Soviet POWs in Finland) 2000; Suomalaiset  sotavankileirien saaristossa (The Finnish POWs in Soviet Camps) 2000.

In 2007 founded and is the permanent host of DOKKLUB, monthly screenings of russian docs and also finnish docs about Russia.

Was awarded twice, in 1993 and 2001, with the state prize (Valtion tiedonjulkistamispalkinto).