Letter(s) from Ekaterina to Leroy (USA)

Letter 1

Hello, how are you today?
I am so glad to see your email today.
Sorry I could not reply your earlier. I had some problems with Internet.
I hope we will be good friends and maybe even more.
I do not remember if I have written you in my first email or not, but I live in Russian Federation, in the small city Baltasi in Tatarstan.
I will write you more about my city. It is not a megalopolis and not even the big city to write about fantastic skyscrapers or amazingly beautiful architectural constructions as in Moscow or St. Petersburg. I'm not very good with computers and sometimes it's a big job for me to find something on the Internet. I can write very well only email, print out some documents or play solitaire.

I will tell you a little bit about my job. I work in the auto salon. Our company sells Russian cars Lada. Have you heart about that mark something?
I do not think so. Russian people are not so rich to have German, American and other famous car’s marks. That is why our company has a very good income. I work as a manager. I work with manufacturing production orders for computer and outstanding document. That is why I have more free time and good salary. Soon I will get holdays and I thnink may be travel and see some good abroad place.
Ok I think it is enough about my job. I would love to tell you about myself.
I was born in 1982, graduated from high school in 1999, and received the diploma (higher education) in 2007. My dad left my mum and I when I was little, and I never saw him after that. Mama said that he went to another and she does not know what his life is now.
I studied at the Faculty of Economics with an emphasis in English, so now I'm relatively well-know English.But I hope you can understand what I write. How do you like my English? I had several relationships, but not one of them ended well.
And I now think that all Russian men are almost the same. They can not love and be always with a woman and run for all the skirts are raised high.
So I decided to try to look for friends and maybe love in the other end of the world, because I am tired of loneliness and selfishness of others and pretend that I'm really interested for men.
Okay, I think now it will be enough about me, and I will finish my letter.
Please tell me about yourself and your life, and I'll be glad to see your latest pictures.
Once again, greetings to you from the other end of the planet! Bye for now!
Your friend, Tatyana.

Letter 2

Hello my dear friend, how is your day? What's news?
Thank you so much for your picture. I liked it very much!!!
You are a very handsome man.
Today is very sunny here. Our company concluded a couple of lucrative contracts and I have a very good mood.
I didn’t take my vacation for last two years and already think about the days off somewhere.
Frankly speaking I didn’t decide where exactly I will have the rest but I am sure it would be wonderful.
I should get my vacation on this week and I feel that I have no wish to work and count the days when it will be.
My boss is my ex classmate. She has helped me to find this job.
We have very good relations. I would love to find out how is life there where you live?
I have never been abroad and I am very interested to know life and culture of your country.
As you know our country had the communist regime and my childhood was not very happy after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
As I wrote you before my mom brought me up alone. When the perestroika began we had the inflation at 10 000.
My mom had a lot of savings but after inflation we were poorer by 100 times and life became difficult.
All her life she worked at a military factory and there was no money in our new country to pay in time and to have a good salary.
So all people in our country lived so, except some swindlers who are oligarchs now and have the top places in Forbs.
Well I do not want to bore you about it ... What kind of dishes do you like? And of what countries?
As for food I love Japanese cuisine: sushi, rolls.
I love to cook myself. There are plenty of Russian national dishes such as borsh, pancakes with cavier, okroshka, solyanka and others. But mostly it is soup. I would love also to find out what kind of women do you like?
I want to find someone who would always protect me, who does not drink every day and appreciate the woman as an individual.
Many Russian men beat often their women and always believe that they are above them. They consider that Russian women are like a slave and must obey any order.
I will never agree with that and hope to find a sincere, reliable man who can share my feelings.
Ok my dear friend, I am closing my letter for now and looking forward to your letter.
Bye for now!
Your friend Tatyana.

P.S. I have attached some pictures where I cook with my mom.

Letter 3

Hello, how are you there?
Everything is well here. I am so happy that you replied me.
Honey i have some questions for you.
Do you have any hobbies? Do you go in for sport?
I love swimming and fitness. When I was a little girl, my mom and I swam in the lake. It happened so that I could be drowned. Or maybe I'm very scared because I was a child. But that moment I decided that I would learn to swim well and never be drown))
So now I really love swimming. It's good for your health and helps to have a good figure.
Ok, also I wanted to tell you about my city.
It is a small Russian city. The population is here about 11 000 people. People here are very kind and good. Everybody knows each other. There are not a lot of entertainment places here. There are several plants and factories where people work.
Any way my address here is Kutuya street 16-7, Baltasi, Tatarstan.
I would be very happy to read about your city. My city is not very interesting and we do not have a lot of sights here. Ok, now I should finish my letter because I have to work.
I am looking for your soonest reply,
Have a good day!
Your friend from Russia,
Tatyana.

Letter 4

Hello my dear friend!!!
How is your mood? What's new there?
Everything is well here and I have a great mood.
Some businessmen who have taxi business came to our car salon today and we received the order for 38 cars. This is the largest order while I work here and I will receive a good bonus.
I can't wait when I will get my holiday, and tomorrow I urgently will talk with my boss and I will ask to give me a rest immediately. Or soon I will be crazy from my job)) So please wish to me good luck.
By the way, what kind of movies do you like? Who are your favorite actors? Do you like reading books, what kind of books?
I liked the movie Inception with Leonardo Dicaprio. He is the one of my favorite actors.
Also I like comedies. One of last most remembered comedy was The Hangover.
Some friends came to Vegas to celebrate wedding the one of their friend and casually forgot him at roof of hotel. I had a lot of fun when watched that film. Did you watch these movies? What do you think of that?
As for books I like fantasy, classics and history. But mostly I like to read Russian fantasy.
My favorite author is Sergey Tarmashev.
All his books are about future of the earth and it has a few ends. I'm not sure if there is a translation of that into English.
Well what else to write to you... I do not know but after our acquaintance you have became very interesting to me and when I check my emails I always hope to see your new letter. It raises my mood very much.
And when I check emails and I see no any letter from you I am very sad.
Ok, I hope to see your letter soon. Bye!
Your reliable friend from Russia Tatyana.

Letter 5

Hello my dearest friend!
How are you? How is your mood?
Everything is great here and I want to share some good news with you.
As I wrote you before today I have talked with my boss about the vacation and I have got that!!!
At the beginning of our conversation she wanted that I would work for some days more
but after 30 minutes of belief that I have explained her I can not work anymore and I would be an angry worker, she agreed.
Honey I am so happy now. I didn’t take the vacation for a long time.
If I want I can take even double vacation. But I will think of that later.
I have got the bonus and my salary. It is about 37 000 Rub or $1300.
Maybe for your country it is not so big money but believe me for Russia it is a very good salary.
I have already handed over all documents and necessary papers to my colleagues and I am now completely free from work.
Today I will buy and watch some brochures to look at which countries I can go. And what documents I should do for that trip.
I have never been abroad and it has been always my little dream.
In the Russian south after the announcement of the Sochi Olympics in 2014, prices rose several times.
And many of my friends who came there, they say that the quality of service there is very low.
That is why I do not want to have a rest in Russia.
Do you like travelling? What countries have you been? Maybe you can advise me something?
Ok my dear friend… I have to go now. I am waiting for your congratulations!!!
Your friend Tatyana.

Letter 6

Hello my dearest friend!
How are you today? I have some thoughts and I would love to share that with you.
I have thought for a long time how to spend my vacation.
And I thought it would be great if I come to your country and we will meet.
You could show me the sights and culture of your country. And we could get to know each other even better.
The meeting is better than thousands of letters and words, and I think this is the best option for me to spend a holiday.
And now is the best time when I have the opportunity to visit your country and meet you.
What do you think of that? I think it's very romantic if two persons who met in a huge web of the Internet separated by thousands and thousands of miles will meet each other in reality. This is a good opportunity to continue our relationship.
I can not even imagine how our meeting will be in the real world.
We can have a candlelight dinner. You will show me the city, there will be thousands of things which we can do together spending a good time ...
Okay, I want to hear your opinion about that.
I am looking forward for your soonest reply.
I kiss you!!!
Bye!!!
Your friend Tatyana.

Letter 7

Hi, my beautiful prince))
Honey do you not mind if I call you a prince?
Because it reminds me a little story when two people from different worlds have become acquainted through the mail and now try to meet.
I am so happy that you agreed to meet me. I will prepare all documents and tomorrow I will go to Moscow. I have a good friend there. Several times I had a business trip to Moscow and stayed with her. The hotel is very expensive in Moscow to live. My friend has a good family. She lived in my town. But then she came to study to Moscow and met her future husband. Sometimes she visits her parents and always invites me to visit. So I contacted her and she would be glad to help me.
My prince, I think I will also need some information. I need to know the closest International Airport to you. Maybe I need also other information but I'll find out about this in Moscow. I will make a tourist visa because this is the quickest and easiest way to get a visa.
Okay, I will tell you all details and news later. Now I would like to talk about something else. What are your feelings? How do you feel? I am so excited because this is my first trip abroad. But my heart says me what I'm doing everything right. I have also told my mom about my trip to you. She is very glad for us. My mom always told me to do as my heart feels. She prays that everything would be fine with us.
So what is new there? How are you? How is your mood?
Well my prince, I'll finish my letter and wait for your reply.
I kiss and miss you!!!
Your reliable friend Tatyana.

Letter 8

Hello my dearest prince!
How are you? How is your mood? Everything is well here and soon I am going to Moscow.
Are you waiting for me? =) I have searched for information how soon I can get a visa to you.
If I do everything is right and I have a good fortune, so in 1 or 1.5 weeks I will be able to fly to you.
By the way, can you write me the full address where you will be at that time and what is your full name?
Tomorrow I will come to Moscow and write you from there. I will come by train.
My carriage will have tv, so my trip will be not so boring.
And i will have more time to think of our meeting and what to present you.
Maybe you have some wishes what you would love to have from Russia?
Ok my dear prince, I have to pack my clothes in luggage and then go to the train station.
I hope to see your email when I come to Moscow.
I miss you and kiss,
Your Tatyana.

Letter 9

Hello my dearest Prince!
How are you? I am ok. I have come to Moscow.
The train had some delay, but it's ok.
My friend has met me at the station and now I will write you from her place. By the way she asked me to tell you hello.
Tomorrow morning I'll give all necessary documents for visa registration.
I'll write everything in detail about the process of my visa. But my friend said that it is very easy to get a tourist visa.
Honey please write me the actual phone number and time when I can call you.
I will call you closer to time of getting a visa and my flight to you.
Well, my prince, I did not rest after my trip to Moscow and now I want to go into the bath and then sleep.
I'll think of you and our meeting and pray that we will meet very soon.
Miss and kiss you!
Bye!
Your Princess Tatyana.

Letter 10

Hi my lovely prince!
How are you? How is your mood? What's new?
I am ok but with each hour of approximation of our meeting I feel more and more worried and excited.
But I'm very happy because soon we'll be together. There are only some steps when we can look at each other's eyes and talk in real life.
Today I was at the travel agency and they told me that I should go to buy the tickets and then go to the embassy.
I was told that I must convince the Embassy that I am not going to stay with you for permanent residence.
And then I will be able to get my visa. So we will meet very soon.
It's a pity that the distance between airport and the Embassy is about hundred miles or more and it will be a long trip.
So please wait for my call and be sure to answer me, ok?
I'll call you after the airport and the embassy. I will tell you all details of my flight.
Ok my reliable prince, I must go now.
I kiss and miss you!
waiting for the moment when I can hear your voice.
Yours and only yours Tatyana.

Letter 11

Hello my dearest Leroy!!!!
How are you??? I want you to read this letter attentively.
I hope you understand that I my English is not very good but you will understand what I want to say you.
Honey I have not got very good news.
I went to the airport and bought the air ticket for January 7.
After that I went to the agency to say that everything is ready for my trip and I can arrive to you.
In travel agency I was told that I should go to the embassy.
I had to go to the embassy and had a conversation with the consul.
But I was shocked when he said that I shall not receive the visa!!!
He explained me that the main requirement in reception of the visa it to convince your authorities that I have no any intention immigration in your country. ( that i do not want to stay in your country forever while my visa is a tour visa).
The consul said that I could receive the visa I should buy the air tickets in both ends.
I tried to explain that I do not want to stay in your country forever.
Because that my mum here and I shall come back necessarily.
But he said that it's obligatory requirement and I shall receive the visa only when I shall show the air tickets in both ends.
Dear I haven't enough money for the return ticket!!!
I mean I need to buy the round way tiket. I asked my friend But she can't give it to me, unfortunately.
She can help me only with 50 dollars. But it is not enough.
I need for 600 $ to arrive to you. I don't know where i can find money!!! I do not know what to do.
I am awfully upset that I have not enough money to arrive to you.
Have you got any idea? Dear are you able to help me.
I hope that we will do something.
After that I have gone to call to you.
I called you to 417-793-5903 but your phone was off.
Dear Leroy, I will wait for your letter.
I hope that we can meet!!!
I KISS and MISS YOU!!!
Your and only your Tatyana.

Letter 12

Hello my dear Leroy!
Honey I need to buy a return ticket before my leaving Moscow because I have to show this ticket to the counsil and after that he will give me a Visa. I can nt fly to USA without visa. Honey please understand I am not trying to lie you or scam you. I was also shocked when the counsil told me that I have to show this ticket right now. He just want to be sure that I will not immigrate to USA illegally and I will come back to Russia. Honey believe me I want to meet so much. I have done everything for that. I have come to Moscow, paid for Visa, medical checking and even for ticket to fly to you. I need only the return ticket to show to Consil and I can fly to you. I do not know what should we do that you would believe me. Honey I can even send you a copy of my passport.
I am not afraid to do that because I have only good intentions. If you see that I have stolen your money or something like that you can go to police and write a report agaist me. But I can assure you that everything will be ok. I just really need your help. Honey please...
We wanted that so much. I want our real meeting. Honey please let us meet. I love you my dear Leroy!
Your Tatyana.