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Nick Holdsworth

Nick Holdsworth is a Moscow, Russia and Bristol, UK, British freelance foreign correspondent with 30 years’ experience as a journalist and writer. From 1995 – present he works as a foreign correspondent based in Russia & Eastern Europe (Moscow and Prague), covering the region for: The Times Higher Education Supplement, the Sunday Telegraph, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter; he is a contributor to The Times, Daily Telegraph, Christian Science Monitor and other international outlets; co-founder of the online weekly higher education newspaper University World News; editorial and filmmaking consultant to the European Training Foundation, Turin; partner International Correspondents in Education (head office, Barcelona); Associate (editorial content) the PR Network, London. He has experience in freelance television production and radio journalism.


Author of the book “Moscow The Beautiful and the Damned – Life in Russia in Transition”, published by Andre Deutsch, London, 2000. Second-edition, 2003.


Co-author (with Sigismund Diczbalis) of the book “The Russian Patriot – A Red Army Soldier’s Service for His Motherland and Against Bolshevism”, published by The History Press, UK, 2008.


Writer and director of documentary films: A series of three youth training shorts in association with Roya TV, Amman, Jordan; also: Learning for a Better Life: Moldova and Tajikistan, and The Kyrgyz Ice-Cream Seller, Training for Change in Central Asia, commissioned by the European Training Foundation, Turin.

Sound recordist, October 2015 (Siberia location shooting), The Forest In Me (directed by Rebecca Marshall).


Presenter and co-producer with Jeremy Nicholl of documentary short, Permafrost Kingdom, shot on location in Yakutia, Russia, November 2011.


Presenter and moderator of numerous film industry professional panels, locations include: Russian Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival (2012), Cinema Total fringe event, Berlinale Film Festival (2013, 2014), Love & Anarchy Film Festival, Helsinki (September 2013) and Vilnius, Lithuania (for Meeting Point Vilnius, March 2014, as part of Kinopavasaris, the Vilnius International Film Festival.) Film festival juror at numerous international film festivals, including Moscow, Batumi, Zlin, Plzen, Cottbus, Riga.
In the period 1991-1995 he is UK-based freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines that included, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Observer, The Times Educational Supplement, the Sunday Express and others.