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Russian Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 289 reporters who speak Russian. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Russian are Sasha Gankin and Seymur Shikhaliyev. Use our journalist directory to find an Russian speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Russian



Sasha Gankin

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Sasha Gankin is a journalist based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Born and grew up in Moscou, Soviet Union

Studied at TU Berlin Wirtschaftsmathematik 1989 -1993

1994  Started and trained at SFB Multikulti , Berlin 

BBC World Service since 1996
Africanews since 2016
Deutsche Welle since Read more2017
Languages
German English French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Science & Environment Medical Health & Fitness
+12

Seymur Shikhaliyev

Kyiv, Ukraine
Seymur Shikhaliyev is a journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. My main activity is cameraman and journalism. I live in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. I have a modern video camera for full HD and 4K. I do video editing of any complexity. I work all over Ukraine. I can prepare reports, documentaries in Read moreUkrainian, Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish and English. You can order to go to any part of Ukraine. Address: City of Kyiv. Perova Boulevard 13, apartment 52
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Business Breaking News War Reporter
+9

Vugar Bahmanzade

Portland, United States of America
Hi there. I am Vugar from Azerbaijan and currently living in Portland, Oregon. I work as a domestic stringer for Voice of America.  I specialize in travel, news, and event videography and photography. This line of work has been a passion for me for many years and I wouldn’t want to do anything else Read morefor work. Candid moments are my favorite and being able to bring those moments to tell a story is something I’m inspired to do every shoot.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Arts & Books Research Music
+11

Daniel Hawkins

Moscow, Russia
Daniel Hawkins is a journalist based in Moscow, Russia.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pNc_pmPo_NY
Languages
English Russian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Fact Checking

Anna Romandash

Lviv, Ukraine
Anna Romandash is an award-winning journalist from Ukraine. She has collaborated with Open Government Partnership, Freedom House, and Deutsche Welle. She works as a reporter and a digital policy expert focusing on sustainable media development, human rights, and access to information. She has Read moreworked on media-related projects in Eastern Europe at Digital Communication Network, and is a Hansen Summer Institute, Personal Democracy Forum, CNN, and ICANN fellow. Her areas of interest include foreign reporting, conflict resolution, and security developments with a special focus on Eastern Europe. Anna has spoken and presented her work at global events such as RightsCon, Global Media Forum, and Digital Transformation Forum. She was named Media Freedom Ambassador of Ukraine for her human rights and media work, and was named among the winners of the European Institute of Mediterranean contest for her reporting.
Languages
English Spanish Polish
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Breaking News Travel Current Affairs
+8

Aleksandar Djokic

Belgrade, Serbia
Aleksandar Djokic is a political and economic columnist and op-ed writer. Currently writing for Bloomberg Adria in Serbo-Croatian, Novaya Gazeta Europe/Russia in Russian and Euronews in English. Political scientist by education, with a past career in academia (lecturing and writing scientific Read morepapers).
Languages
Bosnian English Croatian
+2
Services
Journalism
Skills
Business Politics

Yevhenii Shynkar

Kyiv, Ukraine
Yevhenii Shynkar is a cameraman, cinematographer and video editor, with neccessary equipment, living in Kyiv, Ukraine. 
Have been covering the Russian-Ukrainian war since 2015. Experienced working in battle zones, went through HEFAT courses.
Among clients are VOA (Voice Of America), SRF (Read moreSchweizer Radio und Fernsehen), KBS (Korean Broadcasting System)
Languages
English Russian Ukrainian
Services
Photography Interview
Skills
Travel War Reporter

Oleg Marusic

Warsaw, Poland
I’m a freelance journalist based in Warsaw, Poland. Photographer and video maker focusing on documenting most important events in Poland, Rumania and Moldova. Invite those interested to cooperate. For more information contact from Mail.
Languages
Polish Romanian Russian
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Social Film & Theatre Politics

Aykhan Hajibayli

Kyiv, Ukraine
I am a journalist-documentarian with more then 10 years of experience, specializing in military journalism. Author of 12 documentary films conducting  the life in the frontline city of Mariupol (currently occupied), covering multiple topics from military conflicts to socio-political issues. From Read more2014 to 2019, I lived in Mariupol and developed the Ukrainian television program "Sector M," focusing on life in the frontline settlements of Ukraine. I have experience working with both local and international media. I have a fluent level in Azerbaijani, Turkish, Ukrainian, English, and Russian languages, facilitating interactions with various media outlets.

I have experience conducting interviews with various individuals, starting from ordinary citizens to high-ranking officers, political figures , including the president. I possess my own filming equipment and safety gear for frontline work. I'm confident in video content editing and capable of working both independently and in a team. _Skilled in the capacity building  with the people and maintaining composure in the extreme situations._ Currently residing in Kyiv, I am ready for deployments and work in different context. Accredited to work in the frontline zones. Also, capable in planning, risk assessment, and ensuring safety during trips. I hold a master's degree in International Relations and a master's degree in International Economics. I write analytical articles for various governmental and non-governmental organizations focusing on Ukraine, Turkey, Iran, and the South Caucasus.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Content Writing
+8
Skills
Investigative Reporting Risk Analysis Research
+11

Piotr Malecki

Warsaw, Poland
www.piotrmalecki.com  |   Documentary filmmaker and press photographer with decades of experience working for international media. Finished documentary directing at the Wajda Film School in Warsaw, studied cinematography at the Radio and Television Department of the University of Silesia, and Read morephotography at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art in Great Britain. Receipient of Pictures of the Year 2011 award, nominated to Silver Eye award / Jihlava and Jan Machulski award. Works for international media, his films were presented at international film festivals, such as DOK Leipzig and Krakow Film Festival.
Languages
English Polish Russian
Services
Documentaries Photography Video Rushes
+2
Skills
Breaking News Travel Politics
+20

Malgorzata Korolko-Zipper

Warsaw, Poland
Malgorzata Korolko-Zipper is a journalist based in Warsaw, Poland.

In 1979 John Paul visited his homeland and gave us a ray of hope. This is when I started working for foreign journalists as a researcher. In 1980 I joined NBC Warsaw as a Newsdesk Editor, shortly promoted to Field Producer. Read moreDuring 14 years with NBC I covered the recent history shaping events in my country: Solidarity birth and triumph, its crackdown by martial law, suffering under military rule, round table debates, fall of the communist regime, Papal trips to Poland, state visits. I interviewed key political figures (Lech Walesa). In the 90's I was sent to NBC Moscow as a Producer. I was inside the besieged Parliament till the last minute and within the direct range of of kalashnikov/apc/tank crossfire. I had the privilege to work for John Cochran, Jim Maceda, Bob Abernethy, Ted Elbert, Stan Bernard. I received special mentions in the "Friday Report" for spots on foreign adoptions of Russian children and Chernobyl legacy, personal thank you note from NBC News President Andy Lack for " great effort and courage in crossing the lines of danger to help share the news with the rest of the world", the 1993 News Emmy Award for the outstanding coverage of a single breaking news story "Fighting in Moscow Streets". In 2005 I was at John Paul II funeral in Rome with Craig M. Whitlock, Washington Post. In 2010 I fixed for Jim Maceda, NBC (Smolensk catastrophe). My motto is: There are no problems, only solutions.
Languages
English Polish Russian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+5
Skills
Business Politics Cultural
+9

Anna Chernikova

Kyiv, Ukraine
Anna Chernikova is a journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Languages
English Russian Ukrainian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+10
Skills
Travel Social Cultural
+8

Ikhtiyor Abdurakhmanov

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
IKHTIYOR ABDURAKHMANOV is a journalist based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Languages
Russian
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Beatrice Siviero

Vientiane, Laos
Beatrice Siviero is a journalist and editor based in Vientiane, Laos. She has a background in law and journalism, and she writes about human rights, social issues, and children's rights in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Cambodia.
Languages
English Italian Lao
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Arts & Books Research Fact Checking
+9

Vladyslav Smilianets

Kyiv, Ukraine
VLADYSLAV SMILIANETS is a journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
I have been working in television for 24 years, a lot of experience.
work at Reuters agency, BBC channel. DW.
Languages
English Russian Ukrainian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Risk Analysis War Reporter Social
+6

Iwona Wyszogrodzka

Warsaw, Poland
Social and political journalist and a fixer. I started cooperating with international media when the second phase of the war in Ukraine began. I write articles and host a program (a series of podcasts) about Poland on Reset Obywatelski radio. I cooperated with the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CBS, Euronews, Read moreSKY News, ABC Australia, and others
Languages
English Polish Russian
Services
Fixing Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs Medical Cultural
+6

Magdalena Chodownik

Warsaw, Poland
Magdalena Chodownik is an award-winning journalist based in Warsaw, Poland.
Languages
English French Polish
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+15
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Research
+5

Eugene Bogatov

Saint Petersburg, Russia
Documentary cinematographer covering stories around the world
III CURRENT AFFAIRS III INDIGENOUS PEOPLE III CLIMAT CHANGE III LIFESTYLE III

My showcase:
vimeo.com/bogatov

CV:
linkedin.com/in/bgtv

Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions
Languages
English Russian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Film & Theatre Science & Environment Breaking News
+6

Filip Drozdz

Warsaw, Poland
Filip Drożdż is a cinematographer behind multi-awarded documentary and fiction films. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and, graduated from the prestigious National Film School in Łódź.

He’s films have been recognised in some of the top film festivals around the world, like Sundance (Read morefeature-length documentary competition), IDFA (Special Jury Award) , Locarno (Semaine de la critique), Camerimage (nominated for Golden Frog), HumanDoc (Grand Prix), Doc Against Gravity (Grand Prix).

He’s debut fiction film, a dark comedy tittled “A Night at the Kindergarten”  was premiered on Netflix in December 2022.

Filip has been Involved in nemerous art and video-art projects, like Mission in Auroville,  Ashes And Diamonds in Nollywood. he’s also collaborated closely with polish contemporary artists.

His main point of interest is exploration of  the boundaries between fiction and documentary cinema, and finding new forms.

Filip is based in Warsaw, Poland. He enjoys working worldwide as this gives him opportunities to learn about different cultures and norms. 

He is fluent in English and Polish, as well as conversational in Russian and Spanish.
Languages
English Spanish Polish
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Photography Video Rushes
+1
Skills
Paranormal Climate Change Music
+13

Mihail Durnescu

Geneva, Switzerland
Professional videographer and photographer based in Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland since 2018, I specialize in capturing the essence of moments through expert videography and photography. My mastery extends across diverse genres, including portraits, fashion, real estate, corporate and events.
Languages
English French Romanian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Photography
+3
Skills
Cultural Sports Media Training
+24

Giorgi Jangiani

Tbilisi, Georgia
Giorgi Jangiani is a media policy professional specializing in Eastern Europe, based in Georgia. With expertise in risk analysis, media research, media businesses, and media regulations. Giorgi has over 10 years of experience in public policy research and resilience-building activities across Read moreCentral and Eastern Europe. Passionate about digitalization in the EaP region, Giorgi is fluent in English, Russian, and Georgian.
Languages
English Georgian Russian
Services
News Gathering Risk Analysis Research
Skills
Technology Training Politics
+7

Orest Malkut

Warsaw, Poland
Orest Malkut is a journalist based in Warsaw, Poland.

Date and place of birth: July 23, 1976, Lviv (47 years old)
Education: Lviv’s Politechnika

Experience:

2007 - until now: Cameraman of Television News Service (TSN), TV Channel 1+1;
2006 - 2007: Cameraman, Karpaty TV;
2005 - 2006: Read moreCameraman, 5 Channel.
Languages
English Polish Russian
+1
Services
Vox Pop Interview
Skills
Food & Drink Arts & Books Social
+11

Max Takhar

Kaliningrad, Russia
I am Max Takhar, a multidimensional creative professional specialising in photography, content production, and photojournalism. My instrument is a lens, and my art is storytelling.

🌍 About me:
I am driven by a deep desire to capture the spirit of the world around me via visual tales. Whether I'Read morem travelling through crowded city streets or exploring rural regions, my objective is to capture the raw emotions, rich cultures, and undiscovered tales that distinguish our unique globe.

📷 Photography: With an artistic eye and technical competence, I want to create fascinating photos that go beyond basic visuals. From spectacular landscapes to intimate portraits, my photography displays a genuine respect for beauty in all its forms, enabling viewers to explore through each frame.  

✍️ Content Creation: In addition to photography, I specialise in developing engaging content for numerous platforms. Through engaging storytelling, thought-provoking essays, and visually spectacular multimedia, I hope to pique my audience's interest, encourage action, and establish lasting relationships.

📰 Photojournalism: As a passionate photographer, I believe in the power of photographs to create social change and highlight global challenges. From recording humanitarian disasters to capturing historical events, I am dedicated to utilising my lens to speak the truth and advocate for the marginalised and neglected.

🌟 Why work with me?
With a diverse skill set and a track record of producing high-quality results, I bring creativity, professionalism, and unshakable attention to every job I take on. Whether you want dazzling images, fascinating narratives, or influential journalism, I am here to help you realise your idea.

Let's work together to build something truly remarkable.
Languages
English Russian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Investigative Reporting Travel Current Affairs
+3

Agnieszka Zielinska

Almería, Spain
Agnieszka Zielinska is a journalist based in Almería, Spain. She specializes in political, social and ecological topics. So far, She has reported, among others: the migration crisis in Greece and Morocco, protests after the rigged presidential elections in Belarus, parliamentary elections in Spain Read morein 2023 and the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma. In addition, she runs the SoJo podcast  'Report on Repairing the World', her idea for a book was awarded in the 5th Reporter Competition of Poznań Publishing House, and she was also awarded in the 3rd and 4th editions of the 'Man with Passion' competition, organized by Interia.
Languages
English Spanish Polish
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Investigative Reporting Health & Fitness Natural Disasters
+6

Ani Avetisyan

Yerevan, Armenia
Ani Avetisyan is a journalist based in London and Yerevan with over five years of experience in data journalism and open-source investigations. 
Her main focus in recent years has been on politics and conflicts in the Caucasus. 
Ani Avetisyan is also a media trainer focused on media literacy, Read morefact-checking and OSINT
Languages
English Armenian Russian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+10
Skills
Current Affairs Climate Change Media Training
+8
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