Letter(s) from Svetlana Stepanova to Frank (Canada)

Letter 1

Hello Frank!
How are you ? I am so happy to receive your answer on my message. I hope that my message was so large surprise for you too. Also I want say to you that I have decided to write you thanking to my dad too, he works by the manager and I have use his computer at work. Possible, you can ask me, why I didn't find a russian man? Ok, I'll answer you, that I had a boyfriend from Russia, I loved him very much at last, but he has thrown me at last. He found another girl, as I have understood. Also I've seen that he liked to drink alcohol very very much, as many men in Russia, as you know. I don't like, when men like to drink very much! I'm non-drinking and non-smoking woman. Simply, I don't have a harmful habits. Also I hear taht men from other countries are very good and they can to appreciate and respect women as considerable men too. I can speak English, but not very well, and I have decided to find the man from your country. I see that I make many orthographic mistakes, I hope that you will understand my English without any problems, please, tell me about this in your letter, ok? I was like to read your profile, in total, I like your description about yourself, and I have decided to write you. Ok, let me tell you about myself a little. As I said you earlier, my name is Katya, I'm 25 years, I was born on February, 20, 1978. If you can see I'll 26 years soon. And when you was born? In what exact date of your Happy Birthday? Tell me, ok? Also my height is 5 feet 6 inches, my weight is 115 lbs. I have grey eyes. I have never been married and I don't have any kids. I would like to tell you that I live in Tver City here in Russia. As for my favourite season it's spring, when the nature again wakes up after winter dream. It's so beautifully, fantastically and romantically! I like spring very much. Also I would like to tell to you about my education. I have studied in University. After finishing university, I have gotten a Diploma of a speciality Economy Of Manufacture. But unfortunately I didn't need my education yet, because here in Russia, it's very difficult to find a good job on a good speciality. Now I work as a seller in shop of man's perfumery. I like to work here in our shop. Also I have an access to Internet through the computer which is in a office of our manager here in our shop. Well, I have written so much! I didn't think that I can write about myself so much, really! Probably, I'll finish my letter to you. I'll be grateful so much, if you will write me about yourself so much, as me did it. I would like, that if you will tell me about yourself more, for example, about your family, your friends, about your city where are you living. Ok, let me to finish my e-mail, I hope to see your answer as soon, as possible. Bye my new friend.
Katya.

Letter 2

Hi my friend Frank!
Interestingly, I can called you my friend? Now I'm at work and I have small break. That is having not rummaged and simply there is a free time. There is an audit of the goods. So there is each month. Before us with girls to give out wages, check presence of the goods. Sometimes it happens, that money less than should be, and sometimes on the contrary. But so less often, there is no money more often. I don't know, from what it occurs. It maybe a mistake, and maybe, someone is not pure on a hand. And if it's less than goods, than money our collective divides the sum of shortage into all fifty-fifty. So we work. But will finish talk about work, it's boring. If it's fair, I don't believe in friendship between man and woman. If man is friends with woman, on some reason, he usually want to oversleep with she. Or he loves her, but she is indifferent to him, also he is necessary to be content with friendship. I think so. And some more, thanks for the kind letter for me from you. So it's pleasant to hear compliments. For me frequently at work make compliments, but I know, that majority of men think to climb me under a skirt. Men such ridiculous! And if the woman is beautiful, very beautiful, she may make all with the man, what she want. I'm not beautiful, I know it. Maybe slightly I'm nice, but no more. But my dream is those. I want, that somebody have estimated me for my personal qualities , instead of for my appearance. Tell me about yourself, OK? What you expect from our dialogue? What you like, and what unlike? Tell me about your country, about your customs and habits. Some people speaks, that people in your country lonely and closed and they have few present friends. Is it truth? Tell me about your house, please. Is where you live beautifully? I'm tired from rains. What is the weather at you? I don't remember day, that it was warm and brightly. And I'm so like to sunbathe. And we have rains each day. And already, probably, the whole month or is more. Audit will now be finished, and I'll go to a trading counter. To serve buyers. And what razor you use? Mach 3? May be Shik? These shaving systems are very popular at our men. Bye!
Your Katya.

Letter 3

Hello Frank!
How is your affairs? At last, I could work on computer. Also I'm in a hurry to answer you. Now I'm at father at work and I have half hour to write you letter. He has dinner with colleagues, and I has allowed to take advantage of his computer. Ha. Ha. It's very interesting for me to learn more about you. You are not against, if I ask you some personal and intimate questions? But it later, because now I have not time for it. I adore rest with cheerful campaign on nature. For this purpose it's necessary to take with itself beer, meat and certainly cheerful guys. Well, will suffice, I don't want to upset you. You are, probably, would like so cheerfully to have a rest too? And I'm OK and at my work everything all right too. On Saturday I'll want going to cinema. I have regretted, that in general have spoiled my evening. And me invited to play in bouling. I'm silly woman I have refused, so insulting. You are, probably, already understood, that I like to go in cinema? Well while, I still want to have dinner . It's impossible to be late on work. I'll try to answer, frequently. Write me what do you like and what you unlike. Well? Tell me about your house, all right? As you create in it a cosiness. And in general, what you doing in free time from work. And tell me more about work certainly too. Well, I must run. Write me please and don't miss!
Katya.

Letter 4

Hi Frank!
How are you? And how are your affairs? Probably is all right. At such person as you should not be problems! I'm sure in it! Thank for the next remarkable letter! I read it with pleasure! You begin to like me, I hope as I begin to like you. I long thought, about what to write you about myself today in this letter, and I have decided to write you about our city Tver, where I live. Simply it's very remarkable city, with very rich history and I'm glad, that I live in it. I hope, that you will read with interest, you see you probably don't know my city? Our city of Tver is located between two largest cities in Russia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Our city is located in 167 km from Moscow and in 485 km from Saint Petersburg. You see, I live near Moscow. Tver is on coast of the rivers Volga, Tverca, Tmaka, Lazur and Sominka. At once on coast of five rivers! Our city fairly name one of the most ancient Russian cities. Already in the beginning of XII century in a mouth of the river Tverca the fortress to which, most likely, and could become a prototype of Tver has appeared. In 1246 year Tver became the capital of the Tver princedom, and by the end to ÕIII-beginning XIV century it was already large centre. Especially quickly our city began to develop from XIX century: manufactories were under construction, new factories opened. Now it's large administrative, industrial and cultural centre in our region , the centre of the Tver area. In our city lives 454 thousand people. At us the educational and scientific potential of our city is very high. In Tver is 7 state higher educational institutions and branches of the Moscow HIGH SCHOOLS work!Tver is the large cultural centre with very old traditions. At us, in city, set of theatres, museums and palaces of culture. In Tver the largest is located on the top Volga river port. If you not against, I want to tell about a history of our city slightly. I think, that it's very interesting. On contemporary records the settlement on cape at Tmaka to Volga existed already in 9-10 centuries! In opinion of historians the fortress in Tver was in 30-40 years of 12 centuries during struggle of the Rostov-Suzdal princes against Novgorod. One historian asserted, that Tver is based in 1181 year. In not annalistic written sources Tver for the first time is mentioned in 1127-1135 years and in 1160 year. In annals Tver for the first time is mentioned in 1208-1209 years. In 2-nd half of 12 centurie Tver was only a small fortress. In 1238 year our city was ruined by Mongol-Tatars, however it has quickly recovered from route. In 1265 year. Tver became the centre episkops. And in 1276 and 1282 years at us were fires, nearly destroied city from the person of the ground! Tver became capital of the most powerful princedom in North-East Russia! You see, that our city has gone through much! And during the Second World War our city was completely destroyed by fascist aggressors! And it should be restored completely! And some time our city referred to as Kalinin, and then it have again renamed into Tver. You likely are surprised, that I know so much about my city? Simply I think, that each person should know history of their city. Are you agree with me? Well, enough suffice about city , you, probably, tired to read already? Ha. Ha. Well. What else? At my work now is all right , soon should give the salary ti us. Probably, I'll go to shop and purchase to myself, any from clothes. And yesterday, one my familiar has called me on a concert. To our city came Nikolay Noskov, my girlfriend liked him very much, but I enevr hear hem, and so I went with her on it. You, probably, know group «Gorky Park»? Nikolay Noskov earlier there acted, and then this group has broken up, as I know. It's very a pity, they played remarkable music! To tell the truth, the concert I has not liked concert, Noskov, similar to sing has forgot. Ha. Ha. And my familiar was delighted from him, she never here him alive. But after concert was wonderfull salute! I so like salutes! It so beautiful, as though in huge beautiful flowers blossom! And do you like salutes? At you they likely very beautiful? Tell to me what they at you, ÎÊ? All right, today I think, that everything, is time to finish the letter. I wait letters from you!
Yours Katya.

Letter 5

Hello Frank!
Sorry again for my long dalay. I know it's not good, that you wait each my letter so long time. I try to explain my situation, well? I written to you in my first letter, that I have no computer at my home. I can use computer only at my or at my father work. And you see I can't use it every day. And I'm tired from it, really. But yesterday I seriously spoke with my parents. I tell them about you, that I have correspondence with you. At first my father has become angry on me. He told me, that I can find good man here in Russia. And I told him that you are very gentle and kind man, which like me and whom I like too! But my mother was happy for me, my mum is love me very much! And I love her too. My mum is very nice woman. Certeinly my father love me too, but you know that mother know better her daughters. And also my father think that I'm not adult woman. He till now thing that I'm very yong. But, you see, it not so. And yesterday at finish of our conversation, my father agree with me and my mum, that maybe it my happines, that we with you met each other. He agree that in our country I have not good future. And also he says that help me with computer, he try to give me computer at his work more often. I'm so happy! I'll can write to you more often. And now I write you with letter from my father work. Sorry but today I'm so tired at work and now I'll finish my letter. Else I has recollected one funny situation at my work today. One man today bought toilet water. And he tryed to get acquainted with me. Ha. Ha. He told that I'm very beautiful woman. But I told to him that I already have man wich like me and I like him too. I meant you. And yes , when salutes I mean fireworks. Now I have dark brown hair. Bye . I'll be waiting letter from you soon.And I beleive to you, that I'll write to you soon.
Your Katya.

Letter 6

Hello my dear Frank!
Now just ended my work day at shop. And I went to my father after it and write to you again from my father work. I'm so glad that I have so wonderful dad. Well, how are you today? Fine? I hope in it. As for me I'm fine too. Dear Frank, today I decide to write to you about my working days. I think that it will be interesting for you to know more about my work days. Yes? Well, I wake up at 6:30 in working days . Woken up, I don't rise at once, I lay some more minutes and listen vigorous and cheerful music. And then I make 15 minute physical exercises, I go in bathroom and I accept contrast souls, all over again hot, and then cold and so some times, dream departs at once. Rises life tone, the body is filled with energy, there is a good appetite. Also I greet with my mum and dad. My dad woken up as me at 6:30, but my mum woken up earlier, at 6:00. She prepare breakfest for us. After when we woken up, we have breakfest by all family and see TV, ussualy news. Then we go to work. As I written to you my father work by manager at firm, and my mather work by secretary at another firm. To my work I ussualy going by bus or tram. But sometimes, when for my father going fromk work by car, he bring up my to my work by car too. On my work I coming at 7:50. At 8:00 is opening our shop. And I worked up to 13:00. During 13:00 to 14:00 we have dinner. Sometimes I go to cafe, or I take my dinner from my home. But going to cafe is more interesting, because I go there with my girlfriends. When we have dinner with them, we talk news to each other and joke. They are very funny and good girlfriends. And then we work up to 18:00. It's so nice when our work day is close at shop. To my home I go with my girlfrind Natasha. She lives not far from me. When I comeback home from my work, my mum is already at home. And she ussualy finished to prepare supper. And we with mum waiting dad. He comes from his work at 19:00. But sometimes he were very busy and if he not comes from work up to 19:30, I have supper only with mum. Or, as now, we come home after work with my father, when I written to you letter from his work. But it not so often, you see. And when I have supper with my mum and dad, we talk about our jobs, what were at work at each other. And now I tell them about Frank. After supper my dad going to see TV or read newspaper. My mum doing home work. As for me, if the weather is good I ussualy going to walk with my girlfriends. And if the weather is bad, cold or rain, I sit at home. I see TV with my dad or I helped my mum ta home. And also I like read books, ussualy before I go to bed. And I go to sleep at 22:00 or at 22:30. Oh, I think that I written to you all. Now you see, how I live. Dear Frank, maybe you write me about your work days too? Please! Bye dear Frank. I'll be waitning your letter soon.
Your Katya.

Letter 7

Hello Frank!
How are you today? How is your afrairs? I hope that fine. As for me I have good mood now. Yesterday after work Natasha invite me and our girlfriends to swimming pool. At us there are few swimming pools in the city, where people can swimming in winter. Very hot. It's a pity that I have no time to go there more often. I so like swimming. I so want to the sea! And when we comeback from there I was so tired. But I was very glad. We was there one hour. And what about you? Do you like to swim? Well, what new? And else, I want ask you one question. What is your plans about me on future? Maybe you want marry on me? And if you only joke with me, say it to me. Don't break my heart if you don't love me. Because I'm serious about you! As for me, maybe I can come to you in future, who knows? Maybe you will come to me. Maybe it my destiny and yours too. I know that we don't know very good each other, But we can write letters many years. But I want to meet you face by face. And I don't joking with you. Please, answer me. And my parents will be happy for me if we will be meet, I know it. Bye.
Your Katya.

Letter 8

Hello dear Frank!
I'm so happy when I received your letters. And how are you? I hope that fine. I'm glad that you want to meet me too. And I told with my parents. I yold them that we with you want to meet each other. Also I ask them what I need for coming to you. At first time, my father was angry on me. He shouted very much that I'm not in mind. That it bad idea. But then he has calmed down and we normal talk with him. He says that I need visa for it and foreign passport. And this documents doing during one week. Also I need ticket on plane. And all it costs much money. Also I asked my parents, can they help me with it. But my father says, that at first our family have no such money. It's very big sum of money. After it I even want to cry Frank.Also my father says: "If Frank love you Katya, he make all for you. If he is a gentleman he bring you to himself!". And I don't know what to do now. Frank I don't know. But I so want to meet you. You become more closer for me now! Bye my dear Frank.
Your Katya.

Letter 9

Helo my dear Frank!
I'm so glad to receive your letter again.Thanks Frank for so warm and kind letter. Today I again talked with my father about you and about our meeting with you. He knowed all about documents in wich I need to come to you. And how all it costs. Dear Frank, I don't know, it so expencive. For this I need visa and passport, and certainly plane tickets. My father says that visa with passport costs $482. You see, it so expencive! Else, my father says that I can come to you only with visa B-2, but it the tourist visa. And with it visa I must bye two tickets. Because with it visa I must comeback to Russia. But , dear Frank, if I come to you we can make photos of us and video, and then I comeback to Russia I'll got the visa of bride and come to you Frank.My father says that it the easyest way for me. And, you see I need for many money. I know it very expencive. But you see without your help I can't come to you. I'm so upset, and so I don't know what to write to you else. Dear Frank, please write me soon, well? Bye.
Your Katya.
P.S.: And you must know that I need you!

Letter 10

Hello my dear Frank!
How are you today? Probably, you are very missed me. Yes? As for me I missed you too. Simply, I was in the hospital last days. At us, as I has write to you, last week or maybe even two was very cold and frosty. And probably I has caught a cold. At me was very big temperature and my mood was very bad. And me have taken away on first aid to the hospital. It was on the Friday on the last week. And me have discharged from hospital only yesterday. Dear Frank, in the hospital is so boringly! I'm so tired here! Also to me made Injections. It's such unpleasantly! Also I have good news. At us opened Internet cafe! It's so fine! And at last I'll be not wait when at my father will be released computer! Also I'll be can write to you on the weekend! Certainly, it expencive right now. Because now at us only one Internet cafe! And now I write to you from this cafe! It's so nice! Are you agree with me? Well, what write to you else? At us soon will be Great Easter! Dear Frank,tell me please, how in you country mark with holliday. It will be interesting for me. At us in this holliday people makes easter cakes and to painting eggs. Dear Frank, you can't get visa for me! I can do it only in Moscow! You can't get visa without me. Well, I'll go now. Write me soon, well? Bye my dear Frank!
Your girlfriend Katya.