The August Revolution

Reijo Nikkilä was again in the middle of heated events when Moscow was in turmoil. The film follows fundamentalist communists led by vice-president Gennady Yanayev attempting a coup d’état in August 1991 against Gorbachev’s reformist regime.

The film is screened together with Zhdanov – Stalin’s Protege.

Apollo awarded Reijo Nikkilä will be present at the screening.

Languages: Finnish, Russian
Subtitles: English


  • Name in Original Language: Elokuun vallankumous
  • Director: Reijo Nikkilä
  • Country: Suomi
  • Year: 1991
  • Length: 45 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Cinematography: Kari Ahola, Reijo Nikkilä
  • Editing: Asta Pystynen
  • Audio: Reijo Nikkilä
  • Production: Yleisradio TV1


  • Andorra: Thursday 29.1. at 17:00, with Zhdanov - Stalin's Protege