Kirill "Kirka" Babitzin (born September 22, 1950 in Helsinki, Finland – died January 31, 2007) was one of Finland's most famous popular musicians.
Kirill Babitzin's musical career originally began at age 5 when his grandmother gave him an accordion. He later won an accordion competition at age 10, but left the accordion for rock and roll music. His first band was The Creatures, which he joined in 1964, under his artist name Kirka.
Babitzin got his breakthrough in 1967 when he joined the band The Islanders, originally led by Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen, as the major vocalist, and began touring all over Finland. Kirka also recorded some singles with Blues Section.
In 1978 Babitzin released a duet album with his sister Anna, and in the next year their sister Muska joined them. His brother was the popular musician Sammy Babitzin, who was killed in a car crash in 1973.
Kirka represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, finishing a strong 9th with the song Hengaillaan.
Babitzin was awarded the Emma award for best male singer twice, first in 1981 and then in 2000. He died suddenly on January 31, 2007 at his home of undisclosed causes.
Kirka Babitzin released 78 singles and almost 60 albums, including 15 collections. Kirka's album Surun pyyhit silmistäni (1988) is the third most sold Finnish album.