Worth £10,000 to the winner, the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize was created to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world. The prize is for a book published in English, but translations from other languages, including of course Russian, are encouraged and actively sought. The Pushkin Prize is generously supported by Douglas Smith (author and winner of the inaugural award in 2013), Stephanie Ellis-Smith, and the Polonsky Foundation.

The winner of the 2020 Pushkin House Book Prize was announced on 29 October.