The shortlist for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize has been announced.

This year, Sir Nick was the chair of the judges.

Sir Nick said: “This is a fantastic and varied selection of high quality books on Russia, of as much interest to the general as the specialist reader. Each of these titles will give any reader a better understanding of Russia’s history, culture and outlook. This has never been more important given the current tensions between Russian and the West. It was a tough but fascinating process for the judges to pick only six.”

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