Letter(s) from Olga Smirnova to Jeffrey (USA)

Letter 1

Jeffrey! I cannot get registration and the sanction in anti-immigration committee. I have been informed that according to the law for Citizens of Russia who leave our country with visa without residence permit, if I go to your country I am obliged to have cash as confirmation that I possess monetary resources. I can't receive sanction to get registration at the airport. I am obliged to show them 500 dollars. If I have 500 dollars I will receive registration and the sanction of anti-immigration committee. The law obliges me to have money as confirmation, that in your country I will have money resources for existence and livelihoods during that time which I will spend there. I should show 500 dollars. If I will show money, I will receive confirmation that I possess monetary resources and I will get the official sanction to leave my country with the visa. Otherwise they have no right to let me go to your country. Please, as soon as possible send me 500 dollars. I will show this money and I will receive the sanction. This money are necessary for me only to show at anti-immigration committee. I will give you this money right at the airport. I should not pay anything. I simply should show money and then I can leave customs house. Please, send me money as soon as possible because I have no money. Please, use system of Western Union because here there is several banks, which uses this system of a remittance and I can receive your money. Jeffrey, my nerves on a limit. I got the formal notice, according to which I should have money to leave my country according to the law. I cannot write much because I use the Internet - cafe and I have no money for that. Here only three computers and so many people. I should spend night in Moscow in a waiting room. It is much more terrible than I thought. Tomorrow I again will use Internet - cafe to receive your letter. I cannot be in Moscow for a long time, because I have no money for a meal and a for the night lodging. I only have slightly of meal that I took at home for my trip in a train. Now already evening. I should receive the sanction of anti-immigration committee as soon as possible because I cannot be in Moscow for a long time. I am nervous very much. With love. Olga.

Letter 2

Hi my dear Jeffrey! I write to you this letter from hospital. There was a misfortune. After I have received your help, I have left bank and have gone to the underground. In the underground there was an accident. I went downwards on a big ladder. At this moment behind of me people began to shout. I have turned and have seen that a very big man tried to snatch out a bag from hands of a woman. He very strongly pushed a woman, he wrested a bag and run downwards on a ladder directly towards me. I stood like frozen and did not know what to do. As I stood on his road he very strongly struck me and have pushed me forward. I have fallen very strongly, and began to fall downwards of stairs. I have flown by some meters downwards. It was so painfully. I could not rise. People which saw it, have called car of first aid. I have been taken away to hospital. I have a strong dislocation of a hand, a crack in an rib and damage of my spleen. It is very hurt. Each breath brings to me a pain. I am glad that that man did not withdrew my bag because all my documents were in my bag. In the morning to me came a policeman and took my evidence. I have addressed to him and have told that I should fly to America. I have shown him all my documents and have asked to help me. He has agreed. I have given him all my documents and he has gone to the airport officially to inform about my problem and officially to receive the sanction to renewal of my ticket on later time. At present the situation is that I should be in hospital for one and a half weeks, or for two weeks, because the spleen is very important organ of a human body and hospitalization is necessary. I cannot leave hospital because I have serious traumas. My stay in hospital will be paid by the Krasnodar Medical Insurance Company because each worker of our clinic has annual life insurance from accidents and death. Here, in hospital there are computers for general purpose, like a Internet - cafe, but I should pay money, and to get access to a computer I should wait in the big queue. Very many people. Therefore I hope you will understand me if some day I cannot write to you. After I will be let out from hospital, I will receive the new ticket and I will arrive to you. Now I do not need anything. I only ask your support. Do not throw me now. I very much am afraid to stay alone. I will write to you whenever possible and I will inform on what happen.I cannot write much because I have a strong pain at each movement of a body and because my time is limited. Many people wait a computer. I will try to receive your letter, but for this purpose I should find the person who will teach me as it to make because here other computers and I don't know how to receive from you the letter. I will write to you tomorrow as soon as I will receive an opportunity. Forgive me. I do not know why the God punishes me. Please do not throw me because I one in Moscow and only one person with whom I have connection - You.
I will write to you later and I will tell in more detail. Now I should go because now I will have x-ray therapy again.

Letter 3

Hi My Jeffrey. I'm OK! I have spent night at the airport, but I practically did not sleep, because here only rigid armchairs and all the night I sat in this armchair. I could not fall asleep because here very terribly. I was awakened some times by policemen and they checked my bag. They spoke that if I want be here all the night long I should be cautious. But enough about it. I have only a few minutes. Today I will spend the night again at the airport. If I can, I again will try today to receive your letter. If I cannot today, I will necessarily make it tomorrow. I could received your letter only now. I at all could imagine that everything will be so difficultly. But the main thing is that I nevertheless have received your letter! Thank you so much. You rescue me again. It is the only one happiness for me right now. Right now I change my ticket because I have already missed my plane. I will get the ticket for June 19! It is a closest flight which have found for me! I will arrive to you on June 19 at 5:50 pm into Colorado Springs (COS). I will write you tomorrow when I will finish all registrations. I at once will write to you. I cannot write much because I should go to Moscow from the airport for this purpose. It is very far and terrible. Moscow is such huge and dangerous city. Tomorrow there will be a difficult day for me. I already feel awfully tired and exhausted. I very much want to sleep. I will try to write to you later. I will spend the night at the airport. Please wait my letter tomorrow. I cannot write much. But I will necessarily write you tomorrow. I am really very much frightened because to spend night at the airport is very terribly. But I have no choice. I will try to write to you later. I cannot write much. Tomorrow when I will make all documents at anti-immigration committee, I will inform you again about my new flight. But I already know that I will arrive to you on June 19 at 5:50 pm, into Colorado Springs (COS). Thank you that you are with me. I cannot wait when everything will be ended and I will be with you. Without you here so terribly. But I am very happy that I nevertheless have had an opportunity to receive your letter! Thank you again for your help. Wait my letter my love. I love you and I cannot without you. I should go. Your loving Olga.