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24 November 2017


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Spine of Russia Supporters and Sponsors

Spine of Russia Supporters and Sponsors

We are deeply grateful to all who have helped make this project happen.

Individual Supporters 

Abhilash Sarhadi, Albany-Tula Alliance, Alex Cook, Alexander Patouchas, Alexander Pisaretz, Alexandra Zedlovich, Alyssa and Jesse Leggoe, Amy Reams, Anders Bolinder, André De Smet, Andrew and Elena Zartmann Popovtseva, Andrew Wheeler MITG, Anita Sands, Ann-Tyler Konradi, Anna Danielle Brucker, Anna Rose Hancock, Annette La Rosa, Annie Lucas, MIR Corporation, Anonymous, Anton Yurievich Abashkin, April Hoffme, Arie van den Berg, Arlene Kalem.

Barbara Joy Baker, Barbara Watson, Barry Rourke, Ben Brown, Benjamin Rifkin, Beth A. Fox, Bill Beal, Bjorn Lange, Bob and Ginger Clough, Bob and Maura Harvey, Bob Andeweg, Bob Kruse, Cynthia Cupples, and Alexei Kruse, Boere family, Brad Lev, Brendan Kiernan, Brian E. Rice, Brian R. Larsen, Brian Stacey, C McCabe, Capt. Ken A. Lee, Carl Mountford.

Carl Sandstrom, Carol Kitamura, Carol Lestock Lord, Carol-Lynn Rössel, Carolyn and David Meisel, Catherine Cauvin-Higgins, Cathy & Justin McAteer, Christine Ertl, Christopher, Christopher Davis, Chuck Ritchie, Clive Anderson, Colin Osborne, Connie Gottwald, Craig Sutter, Curtis E. Rohland, Curtis Stutzman – World Link.

Daniel Domer, Darra Goldstein, David & Diane Shatto, David & Jo Ellen Cowee, David Bell, David D. Begley and Mary D. Begley, David F. Taylor, David Leslie Urion, David Pax, David Powelstock, David Woodworth, Dawn Stuart Weinraub, Deborah Brower, Deborah Dimond, Department of German and Russian, Williams College, Dima, Mary, Michael and Sasha, Don & Nina Foreman, Donald A. Thumim, Ph.D., Donald L. Richardson, Donald Richardson, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Dr. Ioan Leuca, Dr. James R. Holbrook, Dr. Mark Lindstrom, Dr. Sibelan Forrester, Dr. Takey Crist.

Edward Carberry, Eileen O’Connor, Elena & Ken, Elena Boborova, Emlen O’Keeffe, Emmett Hoops, Eric & Michelle Lincoln, Eric Doud, Eric Shay, Erica Pax, Ernest Barnett, Evert J Bos, Fern Morrissey, Frances M. Schultz-Jurciukonis, Frank Letcher,

Galen Peiser, Garrett J. McClintock, Geoffrey A Clark, George A. Freeman, George Dalley, Ginny Bailey, Glenn F. Tiedt, Gregory Engel, Gunn family, Gunnar Hogberg, Guzelle Magnier, Hans Bos, Hans M. Frankfort, Heidi L. Kreuzer, Helen and George Buzyna, Helen Richardson, Howard Mettee, Imani Crawford, Isaac & Alyssa Elting McGuire.

J. Kevin Moore, J. Merriman, Jack and Caroline Brickley, Jacqueline Walker, James A. Goodman, James Biedron, James Connell, James McHugh, James Paterson, Jane Costlow, Jane Robin Shaw, Janet Bradbury, Janet L. Anderson, Janice Brown, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Jeanne Branson, Jeff Hanson, Jeffery R. Howey, Jenai Goodwin, Jennifer Ann Casey, Jennifer Jigour, Jennifer L. Edwards, Jerome Petruk, Jewel Fox, Jim and Sandra Buch, Jim Romenesko, JLennox, Joan & Bob Barrett, Joan Wilson, Job Serebrov, John Campo, John H. Uhlemann, John Hawes, John Joseph Seleski, John S. Shahan, John Walkoe, Jon Daugherty, Jonathan Hayes, Joseph Michaels, Joshua Bautista-Anguiano, Judith Hopper, Justa Mei.

K. JoAnn Clendenen, Karla and Kristina Kretzschmer, Karmen and Kristen Friesen, Katya Cooke, Ken, Maria, and Alex Osborne, Kenneth and Greta Martin, Kenneth Lee, Kevin & Larysa  Miller, Kevin Murphy, Kevin Testa, Kim and Jim Richardson, Konstantin and Maria Thurber, Krista Hanson.

L. Lee Thomas, Laura Cassano Nicholas, Leigh Dolin, Leslie Bru, Lilian Dregalla, Linda J. Speck, Linda Rzeczka Brown, Linda Spolidoro, Louis Hemmings, Louis J. Lyell, Jackson, MS, Louis Menashe, Louise Blum, Luc & Sarah Poirier, Lucia F. Jacobs.

M Rauch, M.S. Marks, Madelyn Carey, Madhury Ray, Marc N. Watson, Maria G. Essig, María Teresa Anez Moronta, Marilyn H.Cornfeld, Marilyn Hansen, Marina Davydova, Marina Margarita Brierley, Mario Cartelle, Mark & Lynn Gwynn, Mark Bierbaum, Mark J. Conversino, Mark Trotter, Marta Regge, Martha Bredon, Mary Ann Allin, Mary Gail Gristina, Mary Jane Bolin, Mary Louise Flynn, Mary Rulla, Masha Nordbye, McGuirk Family from Michigan, Meg Logan, Melinda Bonneville, Michael A Feiz, Michael Nunan, Michael Pickel, Michael Sean Miller, Michael Wynne-Parker, Michelle L. O’Brien, Mikhail Shilov, Mona Baroudi, Moonyeen Albrecht, Ms C Brooke.

Nadia Podurushina, Natalya Shikaloff, Natasha Kalina, Neal Wellons, Neala Schleuning, Ph.D., Ng Jun Siang, Nicholas Skoulis, NO thank you, Olivia, David & Zhanna Volozhina Imach, Patricia Evans, Paul Curry, Paul Ricci, Paul Welker, Peggy Sullivan & Rod Williams.

R D Gale, Rachel Grmela, Ralph, Ramona Manke Davis, Raymond S. Gregory, Rebecca Flowers, Rhonda Havins, Ricardo Ferraro G. da Silva, Richard Harris, Richard Rossi, Rick Jacobs, Ricki Slattery Starrett, Rieta M. Walker, Rita Antipov Whitney, Rob O’Connor, Rob Shepherd, Robert C. O’Sullivan, Robert J. Meyer, Robert J. Willis, Robert J. Young, Robert M. Buchanan, Jr., Robert Szabo, Romney Manassa, Ron Solfa, Ronald A. Buening II, Ruth Hinkle Kreuzer, Ruth Rugoff, Ruth West.

S. Michael Jenkins, Sandra Zeiler Newman, Sarah Woodside Gallagher, Scott Chessare, Scott Wayne Sanger, Sean Michael Cromwell, Sergei J. Melnik, Sevenoaks School Russian Department (UK), Shannon Scroggins, Shannon Walker, Sharon Rusch, Shelia Cassidy, Stacy Carlson, Stein Roar Kvam, Stephen M. Yates, Stephen Schloss, Steve Gordon, Steve Wilson, Steven P. Smith, Sue Ellen Sofo, Sue Zimmermann, Susan C Clark, Svetlana Elfimova, T.J.Dellinger, Tamara Ponomareff, Tamara Real & Carl Rinne, Tania JL Campbell, Tatiana Andrievskaya, Tatyana L. Rodzinek, The Frieling Family, Thomas Adams, Thomas E. and Judith H. McHugh, Thomas E. Michalek, Tiffani Looney, Tiffany & Anthony Stanley, To Jan Traaseth In Memory of Al Traaseth, Tony Smith, Townes Duncan, Tsvetelina Yordanova, Tyler Madsen.

Veronica Doyle, Walter Pisarchuk, Wendy Gunderson, Willa Bodman, William and Marina Shaw, William Benton Whisenhunt, William Hardwick, William Lee Goff, Wm Mark Missen, Zoberano.

Corporate Supporters

The following sponsors provided invaluable in-kind and/or financial support to The Spine of Russia in expectation of product placement and/or mention in articles, blog posts and social media during the course of the trip.

  Nikon Russia ~ use of fine Nikon camera equipment, including a Nikon D810 body and two prime lenses: Nikkor 35mm 1.4, and 20mm 1.4.
  Volkswagen Russia ~ use of a 2015 Volkswagen Polo as the official vehicle of The Spine of Russia.
  Azimut Hotels ~ several room nights at Azimut Hotels located along The Spine of Russia.
  Think Tank Photo ~ one of their standard-setting, nearly indestructible photo bags: the Streetwalker HardDrive.