Letter(s) from Nailya Ahmatgalieva to James (USA)

Letter 1

Hi James, thanks for your answer to my previous letter.
Forgive me, could not answer you earlier, I had no access to Internet.
Probably first of all I should write the most important thing.
I'm real woman with brains in a head and heart in a breast.
I hope and I think you are not very much afflicted that I live not in your country. But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I am the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I sincerely hope that nationality and distinction of cultures for you is not the most important things in a lady.
I live in Russia. Now I live in village of Kolonka. It's a small settlement, where live a few hundreds inhabitants. Kolonka near to such known cities as Shahty, Rostov on Don, Taganrog, Novocherkassk. I am gynecologist, I began to get education in the comprehensive school with a medical bias.
After ending school I entered the Medical University. Now I work in a clinic. I work as an gynecologist. My height is 5'6, weight is 120 pounds. I am 29 years old. My birthday is December, 18, 1982.
I understand that all people have various tastes and interests, but I sincerely hope that my pictures and my appearance will be pleasant for you. But if my appearance doesn't conform to your tastes and interests, I will understand you, of course. I the optimist at heart and it's often help me in my life. I already adult woman; and I look at the life with a philosophical shade. But as though I did not try to inspire myself that I absolutely happy woman, I can't do it. I have fine lady friends, I have job and my apartment. But there are things without which people cannot be happy. And for me it's not material things. If you are really serious in your search, I with pleasure shall continue correspondence with you. Anyhow, I hope that you, just as I, have interest in our dialogue, and I will wait your answer. In the end of my letter I want to ask you the most banal questions: what music you like, what movies you prefer. These questions are really interesting for me because I like movies and music very much. I with pleasure will tell to you about it in my next letter if you really want to learn more about me. Do you like your job? Had you ever had experience in correspondence with a friend from other country? Maybe you are more skilled in this than I am? It is simply my female curiosity. I send you some pictures, I will be very grateful to you also if you will send me your pictures. And last time I have sent you the letter from my worker e-mail, please answer me on nailyaahma@bigmir.net, it is my personal mail address. With the best regards. Nailya.

Letter 2

Hi, my James.
I even do not know what to tell first. I simply hope that you will be happy!
Many thanks for your anxiety on me. It was really awfully. But we OK!
The most important, finest news - I did it! I got the visa! I am very happy!!!!
I as well have found out that I will get vacation October, 27, 2012.
I have been to the company that reserves airway tickets. I asked them how I can reach Montrose (MTJ) and how much it costs. They have offered to me the roundtrip ticket that costs $ 1229 USD. I asked them to find cheapest ticket, because this price is expensive for me. They have answered that they have a cheaper roundtrip ticket and the beginning of the flight October, 31. It costs $ 1038 USD. It was the best variant for me. I asked them to reserve a ticket.
But they refused, because they can't reserve the ticket without advance payment.
I must pay full cost. I have asked if I can pay a part of money now, and the other part later. They have told that it is possible, but I will be limited by term.
And if I will not pay the full cost of the ticket within of this term, I will lose already nested money. I have agreed because it is the only chance for me, because I must give to anti-emigration committee a data about my payment. By this moment I had only the concrete sum of money which I had after all my expenses.
I paid $ 550 USD. But it was not enough for them. In a panic, all what Elena and I could do - we pawned our earrings and gold rings and I got $ 136 USD.
That is all I could do. The number of the flight on which I will get the ticket is Aeroflot-Russian Airlines 2584.
The time of departure from Moscow is 9:00 pm. The time of arrival in Montrose is 10:52pm.
I will change a plan in Toronto, number of the flight UNITED 6241 .
Then I will change a plan in Denver, number of the flight UNITED 6241.
After this I will fly to Montrose, to you. Time of flight is more than day.
I know that probably I simply must tell that I can't come to you because I haven't the remaining sum. I know that I promised to do all by self, and I was sure that I can. I did not want to ask you. But after I did everything I did, I cannot simply tell that I will not come to you. I have passed through so many difficulties, and I have overcome the most difficult. But all the same I have disgusting feeling that I could not fulfill the promise. I am always ready to do all what is possible,- to fulfill my promises, but at the same time I understand that any person could get in such a situation.
To get the visa I have spent much more money than I expected. But people were ready to help me only if I will pay them. I paid more than 400 dollars to get all documents, I paid in municipal committee, in the ministry. Even officers in army garrison have compelled me to pay for their help. I did not expect all this, but up to the last moment I was sure that I still can make everything. I expected that I can get a vacation payment. We get a vacation payment after ending of a vacation. I asked to give me this money now because I need this money urgently. But, at the last moment I have got the answer that I can get this money urgently only in case of serious illness or for example in case of death of the relative. I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our meeting.
But I must pay remaining sum. It is $ 352 USD. And I must pay money before October, 19, evening. Otherwise I will lose my nested money and our jewelry will be sold out simply in vain. I know that I should not ask you, and I am very ashamed to do it. And maybe I really simply had to tell you that I can't meet with you because I could not provide my travel completely. But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because then all my diligence, forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain. I understand that for you it is too big sum to lend me. You are not obliged to help me.
And 400 dollars which I have spent to get the visa, and 686 $ that I have given for the ticket are huge money for me. But I want you to know that I have given everything not for the sake of myself, but for the sake of us, for the sake of you and me. And I was happy all this time. If you want to meet me, to help me to make our meeting, please, send money to the help before October, 19, evening.
I want you to be confident in my sincerity, - that is why I send you the view of my visa. At least you will see that I am completely honest.
I address to you only because I need it right now, because the anti- emigration committee waits for me with all documents and I am obliged to come to committee according to appointed term.
I do not know if you can to help me. But I have no other exit. I need you.
If you can help me I will tell you what I have found out. Elena said that you can help me with the help of remittance system. So I have addressed to the nearest bank the agent ''Western Union''. I have been told that they use the system ''Western Union''. They have told that it is very convenient office for me; and this system works always and reliably. I give you necessary elements for sending money with the help of ''Western Union'':
The name of bank: DONINVEST
City - Shahty
Street - Sovetskaya, 149 A
Postal code - 346500
for Nailya Ahmatgalieva.
In bank I have been told, that to get the money, I must tell to employee of bank your full name, your full address, exact sent sum and the confidential number - Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). You will get this number in your bank if you will send your help. Only with presence of all this information I can get your help.
I do not know what answer I will get from you. I very much am afraid that you will not help me. But I want to tell, that I really need you, and I simply can't endure the thought that I did almost everything, but I will not meet you. I understand that it is big money. I have given all my forces, but together we are stronger. I really ask you to help me. I will give you back all your money at the earliest opportunity.
I have written you honestly and sincerely. Are you with me?
Your Nailya.

Letter 3

My dear James! I cannot write, because here repairmen began preparation for repair of a cabinet and today here nobody had access to a computer. I have some seconds so I wanted to drop you a line so that you did not worry and did not think that something happened to me! My dear, if you will not help me this week, I cannot arrive to you, you understand? I tried to borrow money colleagues on work but any success. I hope you really will help me. I will write to you on the day after tomorrow. Or maybe tomorrow if the cabinet will be free. Repairmen have told that they are not going to remove a computer from a cabinet yet, but today they removed other equipment and furniture. So do not worry, I am ok and I miss you! I think of you and my heart belongs to you.
Your woman Nailya!

Letter 4

Hi my James,
Yesterday I have saved my and your letters and have show them in agency.
I have shown them your letter that they were convinced that you want to help me. I asked them to give me still some time. They have told that they agree to wait still some time. I could find 120 dollars and I have given it to the company. But I borrowed this money from my boss. I have some days again.
And now I hope only for you, I need 232 dollars. I think you can provide me with this sum. I do it for the sake of us, our meeting and our future together.
Please do not throw me now, it not the huge sum of money, I am sure you can to provide me with this money. Now I will finish. Please forgive me.
I worry very much. With all my love! I do not want to finish but I should.
Your Nailya.