Letter(s) from Olga Ulitina to Mark (UK)

Letter 1

I am single and I've made a decision to get acquainted with a good man abroad for serious relationship.
I went to a well-known Dating agency at my town.
There I described them a kind of man who I wanted to meet and paid for their services.
They showed me many different men's profiles according to my request.
I was given your e-mail and they suggested me to write you direct at the e-mail.
Actually I don't know where they've got your e-mail from.
I can only guess that they have some special agreements or contacts with Dating Sites.
In fact it is not very important for me where they've got your e-mail from!
It is wonderful that we can start our acquaintance right now without any agent.
If you are interesting in acquaintance with me, please write me back at my e-mail!

Letter 2

I really was very glad to receive your answer it is very nice!
You know, my name is Olga but my friends have given me a pleasant nickname
"Solnce", it is translated as "Sun" into English. If you like you can call me "Solnce" too.
I want to continue the story about my life in Russia.
I live alone in a rented apartment and as a rent is very high I can afford only small room with a tiny kitchen.
But nevertheless I usually try to make comfort in my surroundings. I don't have phone at the apartment.
I have a cell phone and its number is +7-917-408-3471 unfortunately I can't call abroad but if you want you can send me small text messages.
I left my parents' home when I was 19. I went to live to different city.
Of course it is not easy for a 19-year-old girl but my relations with parents are not good for pity.
We don't see each other very often. I usually come to visit and help to my parents when I am asked.
And at the time when I have reached 28 years I understand that I need more stability.
I want to have my own family and to love my only husband. It is normal desire every average person wants the same.
I don't want to be alone anymore.
But I can't believe to men in my country and to be disappointed with them.
I believe you are a good and nice man and I don't understand why don't you have a couple yet?! Why don't you have love in your life?
You are very attractive man.
I've told you in previous letter that I'll open student visa to your country and it's a good opportunity for us to meet one another if we'd like it.
I don't want to continue living in Russia, life is not fair here. The president Putin says about democracy but it doesn't work in reality.
Everything has stayed like in previous Soviet Union times.
Other countries in the world are developing very quickly and efficiently and I want to have the chance to develop myself in a foreign country.
My country is in the constant crisis and problems and I don't see any way out. When I lived in Australia I saw another life - stable and prosperous!
I spent 1,2 years in Australia before my visa finished in 2003 and had to go back to Russia. I liked my work there as a children's nurse.
I worked in a very pleasant family who tried to help me with my problems.
As it was my first experience of living abroad and English communication with foreigners they always were very patient and helpful to me.
In Australia I have improved my English both oral and written and I have no problems now with communicating to you.
I've told you that I have a sad love story in Australia and actually I don't want to think about it anymore as it's already in the past.
You could be interested in my hobbies I think. I am going to tell you about it in my next letter as I have no time now.
My time limit is finishing now as I am writing to you from internet-cafe.
I have to use internet-cafe to write to you because I don't have my own PC at home as many people in Russia.
Have a nice day!

I will write to you three times a week.
Tell me more about yourself I am very interested.
I'll send you my photos in every letter I hope you'll like it )))

Letter 3

It is clear that you want to chat with me on-line I want it very much too.
But unfortunately we could do it if only I had my own PC at home (but I don't have for pity).
As I am writing to you from Internet cafe where time is very restricted I can't talk to you on-line.
I will continue writing you my letters and I'll send you my photo in every e-mail.
I'll write you my post address in case you'd like to send me a paper-letter or a card for holiday.
This is the address of my rented apartment:

Name of the street - Institutskaya 19
Number of the apartment - 211
City - St Petersburg,
Region (state) - St Petersburg,
Zip code - 194021,
Country - Russia,
Cell: +7-917-408-3471

I still have serious desire to start my study at your country. I've done a lot of for this already,
I've made many documents and I hope I can come to your country in a month.
I'd like to find the University or a college close to your place of living that we'll have possibility to meet without problems.
In my previous letter I asked you to give me the names of institutions close to you, do you remember? I am planning to live in dormitory or a campus.
Is it okay for you that I'll study not far from you?
I want to get more pictures of you, please send to me some of them.
Today when I finish writing my e-mail to you I am going for a walk.
It's the best way of spending time and it is very good for health.
After my long walk I'll find a nice cafe and warm myself with a hot cup of coffee.
I don't have a car as it is very expensive and luxurious thing for me.
I have no need in car and I don't even have a driver license.
I prefer walking to driving. Of course it is not very pleasant to walk alone it is always merrier to walk with friend.
All of my friends have their families and they don't have much time to spend with me.
You know that I like movies and I like to watch them in a cinema.
And here is the same situation as with walking.
To watch movie alone is not interesting and comfortable but my friends are married and I can't bother them.
We can meet only when they have free time for me.
Of course husbands and children are the most important people for my friends I know it. But it makes me feel so lonely
I like my city. It is very beautiful and has a lot of sights-seeing both historical and modern.
I like walking along bright streets especially in spring and summer when everything blossoms and there are a lot of trees and flowers around.
We have many parks and squares in here.
My religion is Christian. But I don't go to a church very often as I believe in God mostly in my heart.
I want to find a man who would become my soul-mate.
I wish we could spend time together outdoor, going for picnics somewhere far from noisy city deep in nature. It's very good for a family.
I look in my future with hope that I'll meet my second part a man very soon and I'll love and be loved and everything will change for better.
Would you tell me about your city? What interesting do you have there? Maybe you like something special in your city.

Letter 4

Now I have enough information how to get visa to your country.

I have a list of documents which I have to bring to the Embassy for visa, here it is:
1. Foreign passport which is valid not less than 3 months after the end of the trip (if a person has 2 passports he/she has to present both);
2. Color photos - 2pcs, size 3,5 4,5 cm without angles and ovals on the light background, made on mat paper, with a large face on it, which takes 70-80% of a photo;
3. Reference from work (made on company's letter-head with director and chief accountant signs and stamp) where my position, salary, work experience and company's contacts are indicated;
4. Filled request for the college/ university, which I'd like to enter;
5. Confirmation of financial resources for a trip: extract from bank account;
6. Copies of national passport (all pages). This service can be done in the office;
7. Translation of all the documents into English;
8. Certificate from the police;
9. Medical certificate;
10. Payment of taxes;
11. Personal presents of all the documents - main condition!!!!;
12. Personal data;
13. While presenting all above-mentioned documents I have to pay consular fees.

Of course there are so many documents and I don't even understand why some of them are needed, it's big work for me.
I have to do everything by myself and it'll take a lot of my time for sure.
I have a permanent work and I don't dispose of much free time to do everything. Now I realize that I'll have some problems because of it.
I've told you that I want to meet you and I am trying to do everything to come to you.
The biggest problem for me is to find free time to do all paper-work for visa.
When we lived in USSR there were big problems with traveling abroad and visas. Nowadays people can travel and get visas without problem. Everything will be okay with my visa.
I want to meet you very soon!
I am ready to do everything to come to you and to see you. I miss you here and I am alone you know.
I hope for your understanding that I need time to go through the procedure of getting visa and to wait our meeting. I can't leave my work and to be busy only with visa you know.
I shall try to do everything as fast as possible and I'll use every free minute for visa documents that I'll be able to come to you and be with you together.
Actually I have already received new foreign passport recently because the validity period of my previous passport has finished.
I know when I meet you I'll calm down and feel protected with you.
Good luck!


Letter 5

Finally I know everything about my visa and I can prepare everything for it and receive it. There will not be any problems with visa. I am so happy that I'll come to your country and we will be able to meet.
It's unbelievable but our meeting will happen soon.
Maybe you think that my behavior is silly and I am like a small girl but I really want to see you and touch you in reality. I am dreaming about it.
Now I'll give them all prepared document and I have to pay for visa.
Unfortunately I've got a problem here. I've told you that I am saving money for visa and I am going to pay for it. But it's a big surprise for me that I have to pay right now because I don't have necessary sum.
I want to ask for your help if you want that our meeting will happen.
These documents are:
- Travel passport;
- Police report;
- Medical certificate,
- Documents from the bank and from my work and others

I've counted that all documents + visa fees will cost me approximately 400 USD or a little bit more.

I understand that you think it is very expensive but this money pay off all visa expenses including many documents.
I have made a foreign passport already and paid for it. But I could not even expect that they will do my visa so quickly.
The rule is so that if I don't pay for visa now I could have got problems with visa in the future. It is a very good chance for me.
I am ready to prove you that I am a real woman from Russia that's why I'll send you a copy of my passport.
I have to pay for visa and I'll get it without problems. They have given me not more than 10 days to pay for visa.
My visa will last 3 months. During this period I have to enter the University, and then my visa will be prolonged for the time I'll spend for my education.
And if I get job in your country I'll have unlimited time visa. I have told you that I am going to work even when I study in the University because I need money for education and for living. I want to be self-dependent.
I am not asking you money like a present. I am asking you to borrow me 400 USD. As I'll certainly give money back as soon as I get job.
The best ways to send money are via RIA, Money Gram or Contact or Western Union. Regular mail is the worst way to send money because it is too long and money can be stolen.

Could you please use RIA, Money Gram or Contact or Western Union to send money to me? It is very convenient for both of us.

You'll need my address which I have sent you before. And you'll need my full name: Olga Drobina.
Maybe it'll be easy for you to find more information on the web-sites:


You can find the nearest office and go there to send money and you can do it from your credit card.
Or if you don't have time to go to the office you can transfer money from you place using web-sites.

Money can be send to any locations in Saint-Petersburg.

I really need your help. Will you send me 400USD?
Do you understand my problem?
I hope to get your help. Please, send me an answer with your decision.

P.S. Some more important instructions for you:
You could be asked for the purpose and destination of a transfer you are sending.
If you don't want a delay of transfer procedure you should say that the money is for your friend, relative, business partner and etc.
You'd better also indicate that you know the receiver personally and that these funds are earned but yourself.
All those inquiries are for the financial regulations in receiver's country, so please give your answers very serious and carefully not to make a delay in transfer.
Have a good day!

Letter 6

Please send it under my name
from the the nearest RIA or MG or WU agent for you to my city - St Petersburg, Russia

- here you can do it on-line and also you can find the agent locations

P.S. I need 400 USD, but if you can please send some extra for docs
and all arrangements.....

P.P.S. Some more important instructions for you:
You could be asked for the purpose and destination of a transfer you are sending.
If you don’t want a delay of transfer procedure you should say that the money is for your friend, relative, business partner and etc.
You’d better also indicate that you know the receiver personally and that these funds are earned but yourself.
All those inquiries are for the financial regulations in receiver’s country, so please give your answers very serious and carefully not to make a delay in transfer.
Have a good day!