Letter(s) from Tatyana Ivanshkova to Michael (USA)

Letter 1

Hello my love Mke!!!!
Today I have come to Internet Qafe and haveno't received letters from you. I am not sure that you have received my last letter. I ask you to answer me as soon as possible. It is very important information for me. I ask you answer me. I all day long shall be in the Internet Cafe and wait your letter. I send you this letter again:

Hi, My Love Mike!!!
I hope that all goes well with you. And I want to inform you all news which I learned. I am very much worry now. I hope that you will understand all my words dear Mike.
I came in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. And they have told me that my documents are finished. I was so happy because it is a great present for my Birthday!!!
My country gives me such a good present. It is very nice!!!
My visa is open today 15-July-05. And now they can reserve to me the ticket.
They chose to me the ticket which approaches me in the best way.
I was so happy from it. I think that we can be together very soon.
I asked them how can I reach Chicago and how much it costs. They answered me that the ticket costs $1,652 USD. I asked them to find cheaper tickets, because this price is expensive for me. They find a cheaper ticket and the beginning of the flight 19-July-05. It costs $1,231 USD.
I asked them to reserve a ticket. But they refused, because they have a lot of clients at this time and they can't reserve my ticket without advance payment. I spoke with them for a long time and asked to reserve the ticket for me without advance payment but they didn't agree. Then I wondered if it is possible to pay a part of the money now and the other part later. They didn't agree. I spoke with them for a long time and I managed to persuade them. My aunt speak with them very long time too. She explain them that she is a lawyer and she knows that they must allow such action. They agreed. We agreed that I would pay a part of the price today and the other part later. Here is information about this flight:

Depart Moscow (SVO) 1:15 pm
Arrive Chicago (ORD) 8:11 pm
Tue 19-Jul
Duration: 15hr 56mn
Delta 31 / 5469
Connect in New York (JFK)

I paid $400 USD. But it was little for an initial payment.
I ask my aunt to lend me some money. She tells me that she can give me only a 150$. Because she doesn't has more. But she doesn't lend me this money she give me this. She tells that relatives must help each other but don't lend.
Also I called to my parents in Ivanovo from Moscow. I explain them present situation and ask them to help me. I knew that they will not give up me. My father will send me tomorrow 200$. My parents aren't rich people but they can help me in this situation.
It is very difficult for me to tell you about it. But I have done everything what I could. I paid visa. I paid a part of the ticket. But this money isn't enough. I didn't want to burden you.
I wanted to reach you with my own money but unfortunately I failed. Now I have to pay the remaining part. It is only $481 USD. I have to pay this money before 19-July-05. Otherwise I will lose my money.
If you need me, if you trust me and if you want to see me, please, send the money for the ticket before 19-July-05. I understand that it is a difficult decision for you, but we must trust each other. Any union without trust is impossible if it is a union of wife and husband or union of boy-friend and girl-friend or union of business partners. I don't want to be hypocritical. That's why I want to tell you following: I do not think that you would like to give the love to the woman whom you won't trust. Also I would not like to give my love to the man which I won't trust.
It's a first check for us. And much depends upon it, may be everything. We must trust each other. That's why I was the first who made the first step. Step to you. Of course if you don't want, you can not help me. It is bad but not fatal. I will lose my money. IT IS BAD TOO BUT NOT FATAL TOO. I paid $320 USD for making visa and passport and I paid a part of the ticket- $550 USD.
Tommorow I will pay another 200$ which I will receive from my parents. It is big money for me, but I TOLD YOU ALREADY THAT MONEY IS NOT THE MAIN THING IN THE LIFE. But I trust you, and I know that YOU ARE A MAN OF HONOUR AND YOU ARE A GENTLEMAN. I don't want you top doubt in my honesty and that's why I am sending you the view of my visa and pasport. If you can help me I send you my coordinates. My aunt has told that you can help me with the help of some system. I have addressed in the nearest bank. They have told me that there is a system the Western Union.
They have told that It is very convenient office for me. There is other remittance system, but at present unfortunately it works not always because at present there is made some renovation and upgrade of the equipment and signalizing system. But system of Western Union works always and reliably. They have a website which called www.westernunion.com.
I give you necessary elements for sending money with the help of Western Union.

Lastame: Ivashenkova
Name: Tatyana
Country: Russia
City: Moscow

I want to inform you the name of bank in Moscow. I think that this information will be necessary.

Project Financing Bank
Zemlyanoi Val, 34a
Moscow, 105064

I think that I can use this bank to receive money. To get the money, I should tell to employee of bank your full name, full address, exact sum which I should receive and ten confidential numbers (Money Transfer Control Number). This number you will know in your bank if you will send your help.
Please forgive me all my words. I speak so because I am in despair and confusion. Now, when it is only one step between us, I am afraid. I am afraid that you will not help, and all my diligence will have no use. I need you and I want to be with you and the word of honor, your help is necessary for me. I have not calculated my forces. But together we are much stronger.
We will pass through difficulties and barrier, it is much easier to do it together. I want to present you all my infinite love and fidelity.
I understand that it is the big money for you. I didn't want to ask you. I thought that I can make all by myself. The loneliness has made me strong. I have got used to live without help, and to rely only on myself. I ask somebody for help very seldom, but now I ask you to help me. I have made a step forward. Make your step towards me. I hope that I haven't offended you something.
I need you and I trust you. I know, that you will not throw me now when there is only one step between us.
I am waiting for your reply.
Kiss you.
Your Tanya...