(Pushkin House) Sergei Medvedev, a historian, writer and journalist, has won this year's Pushkin House Russian book prize for his work The Return of the Russian Leviathan on contemporary Russia.
A prestigious jury overseeing the Prize -- awarded each year for the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world -- singled out his work among six strong shortlisted finalists whose varied books covered culture, history, politics, science and the environment.
Sergei Medvedev is the first Russian-based author to win the prize. His book was translated into English by Stephen Dalziel and published by Polity. [...]
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“Sergei Medvedev is not just a first-rate scholar and thinker; he is also a talented writer. If you are looking for one book to help you understand today’s Russia and its government, we recommend this book."
- Serhii Plokhy, professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University and chair of the judges