Kirill "Kirka" Babitzin (September 22, 1950 - January 31 2007) was one of Finland's most famous musicians. Kirill Babitzin was born in Helsinki in 1950 to a Russian emigrant family. His musical career originally began at the age of five when his grandmother gave him an accordion. He later won an accordion competition at the age of ten but left the accordion playing for rock'n'roll. His first band was The Creatures in which he joined in 1964, under his artist name Kirka.