November 28, 2011

Contest Winners Announced


Contest Winners Announced

It took a bit longer than we expected (the mail was rather slow moving in both directions), but the results are in for our 55th Anniversary Subscriber Contest. 

A total of 749 entries were received by way of new and renewing subscriptions in the month of October (and a bit into November; did we mention the mail was moving slowly?), and from those entries we did a random selection of 55 names [that's a 1 in 14 chance of winning!], then a random, blind assignment of names to prizes. The grand prize winner of the Kindle e-Reader is Lydia Daugherty! Congratulations Lydia and to all 54 other winners, who are listed below.

In all, over $1200 in prizes are being sent out this week. And we extend a special thanks to the companies who generously donated prizes to this give-away. Be sure to follow the links below to see what other things they have on offer.

55th ANNIVERSARY CONTEST WINNERS AND PRIZES

LYDIA DAUGHERTY New generation Amazon Kindle with built-in wi-fi Amazon
Barbara Hawkins Linen Wrap Robe Russia House Collection
D Pida Linen Bath Sheet Russia House Collection
PHILIP WHITBECK Linen Tea Towels Russia House Collection
Jane Schuettner Quiet Flows the Don Kino
JOYCE STERKEL Laminated Map of Russia and the Republics RIS
Jorge Meza The Sky is Falling, by Caroline Adderson Thomas Allen
Erik Vaeli 2 Sets of Russian Holiday Cards RIS
Father Mina Battleship Potemkin DVD remastered Kino
DAVID ROGERS Bloodlands, Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder Basic Books
Norma Johnson 8 Pieces of Empire, by Lawrence Sheets Crown Books
SYNTHIA SKAVDAHL The Frogs Who Begged for a Tsar RIS
Trudy Hill Life Stories RIS
Shalynn WOMACK The Insulted and the Injured, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Eerdmans
Arlene Hudson Jews in Service to the Tsar, by Lev Berdnikov RIS
DARRELL BORDEAUX Matryoshka Salt and Pepper Set RussianBrands.com
RUTH BARRON Marooned in Moscow, by Marguerite Harrison RIS
JAMES R SKOVE The Little Golden Calf, by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov RIS
Stephen Powell Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony Russian National Orchestra
MATT STAGLIANO Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Russian National Orchestra
Gregory Kerr Ostap Bender ToteBag "Don't Crowd My Psyche!" RIS
Carol Horan Little Pim's Wake up Smiling language learning DVD for children Little Pim
Michael Wolfe The Chukchi Bible, by Yuri Rythkheu Archipelago Books
ARTHUR BARRETT The New Moscow Philosophy, by Vyacheslav Pyetsukh TSP
Tom Leonard Fish, by Peter Aleshkovsky RIS
Anna Sidorenko Matryoshka Egg Cup RussianBrands.com
MR- WM FITZSIMMONS Vermont maple syrup from Morse Farm Morse Farm
Marlene Zimmer Separate Kingdoms, by Valerie Laken Harper Perennial
ELISE CANFIELD The Suitcase, by Sergei Dovlatov Counterpoint
KIM GRAY Little Pim's Wake up Smiling language learning DVD for children Little Pim
Victoria Rennie Little Pim's Wake up Smiling language learning DVD for children Little Pim
Stanley Adams Matryoshka Magnets, Keychain and Doll RussianBrands.com
Lisa Fugate 2 Sets of Russian Holiday Cards RIS
Sonia Palkes Best of Russian Life - 2 vols RIS
STEPHEN BAKER Life Stories RIS
FAMILY MEYER Oxford Russian-English Picture Dictionary Oxford University Press
Glen Kwiatkowski  Life Stories RIS
Jim King Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
BILL RUEFLE Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Tamara Lerner Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Tessa Payne Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Tanya Blumenthal Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Toby Burke Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Joyce Hart Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
FELICIANO FERRER Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Dr Quirino Balzano Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
J H ROUSE Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
SCOTT JOHNSON Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Dasha Siperly Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
LETTY OWINGS Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Mr H Greenwood Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
MRS HELEN BOGOLUBOV Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Oleg Schidlowsky Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
JOHANNA TRYLKO Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS
Carolyn Gottis Russian Life 2012 Wall Calendar RIS

 

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