Letter(s) from Elena Kanf to Steve (USA)

Letter 1

Hi dear!
I want to start my letter with apology for my previous e-mail. I wrote to you too many incorrect things.
I had no rights to fill your head with my bad news. I am really sorry.
And I promise that I will never write you about my problems especially problems with money. It's only my problem and I have to solve it by myself.
Everyone has bad days at his life and at this moment he wants to share with someone, with friends.
I'd like to be your friend and I want to know more news from your life and to help you with any problems.
With every your letter I understand that I want to meet you in reality and to know you more.
I am sure that I'll come to your country as soon as I finish the procedure with my visa.
I've told you before that I am in a process of making documents for visa and I'll have my visa on hands in a month.
What do you think about our meeting at your country? Do you want it? I want to meet you very much.
Where will we meet? Will it be comfortable for us together? Can we think about common happy future?
It is very important for me to find out your opinion about us.
As you know the removal to other country is a very serious step for everyone and I want to have more confidence.
I'll tell you why I am going to leave Russian. There is nothing and no one who holds me here.
My friends have their own families and children and they don't have much time for me. Of course I love my friend and I'll miss them, but everyone has its own way.
My parents don't care about my destiny and my place of living.
I can't earn enough money for living at my work in Russia. Moreover my work takes all my emotions and doesn't bring me happiness.
You see now why I am not interested in staying at my country.
The whole life in my country is unstable!
I dream about new life at new country. I know when I come to your developed country I'll have many opportunity for work.
And of course most important thing for me is to find a serious man for building strong family.
You look like a kind and understanding man and I hope you clearly understand what I am writing about.
I am sorry that I don't answer all your questions but here in Internet-cafe I don't have enough time for writing. Today I had only 15 minutes for my letter to you.
Please, don't take offence at me.
As I've promised before I'll write you three times a week.
I hope to get your letter with answers to my questions as soon as possible.
Have a nice day!
--
Elena

Letter 2

Hello!
Today I am going to tell you why I am alone now and there is no man close to me.
Unfortunately a lot of men think that I must be only as a beautiful doll for them.
It is very unpleasant that a man, who is close to me don't care my feelings and female qualities.
After having some letters with you I understand that you are interested in me and in my feelings, my appearance is on the second place for you and I appreciate it very much.
We have so much common and it is really very pleasant that we can discuss any topic with you. I like your letters very much.
I've spent much energy to get tourist visa now and I still have a lot of paper-work to do.
But I will for sure get the tourist visa it's not a problem I just need some time.
I wonder about our first meeting at your country? Do you think about it? How it can be? I have some feelings to you.
You became a close friend of mine. And I want to meet you very much to know your better.
Of course we still have a lot of things to find out about one another! I hope that you have the same desire to meet me.
It's a good start for acquaintance with the help of letters and the second step should be meeting. Am I right?
We have a lot of things to do together when I come to you. We can walk, watch cinema, I can cook something tasty for you or we can just sit in silence taking hands of one another!
I think that a man and a woman can realize their real feelings only when they can see each other, touch, and talk.
I am happy that we have become friends and I am ready to go further. I don't like people who lie and I am always honest with you, you can trust me.
What do you think about us?
Shall we fit one another? It is very important, isn't it?
I want to come to you, to feel your body I want more than just letters. You seem to be a strong man and I hope very much that I will be able to rely on you.
I've told you about my friend Val, who like to make my photos. I like the way she makes my photo and I always pose for her with pleasure.
She has a job like mine as a shop-assistant and we often go to work together.
The shop where she works is situated not far from mine.
We went to work today with her and she made two photos of mine and photo of my passport. I am going to send that to you in my next e-mail.
Today I have a meeting with my travel agent and she will tell me something important about my visa. As soon as I find out everything I'll let you know the news.

P.S. When do you have your birthday? I was born at the 1st of April.

my previous letter
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Hi dear!
I want to start my letter with apology for my previous e-mail. I wrote to you too many incorrect things.
I had no rights to fill your head with my bad news. I am really sorry.
And I promise that I will never write you about my problems especially problems with money. It's only my problem and I have to solve it by myself.
Everyone has bad days at his life and at this moment he wants to share with someone, with friends.
I'd like to be your friend and I want to know more news from your life and to help you with any problems.
With every your letter I understand that I want to meet you in reality and to know you more.
I am sure that I'll come to your country as soon as I finish the procedure with my visa.
I've told you before that I am in a process of making documents for visa and I'll have my visa on hands in a month.
What do you think about our meeting at your country? Do you want it? I want to meet you very much.
Where will we meet? Will it be comfortable for us together? Can we think about common happy future?
It is very important for me to find out your opinion about us.
As you know the removal to other country is a very serious step for everyone and I want to have more confidence.
I'll tell you why I am going to leave Russian. There is nothing and no one who holds me here.
My friends have their own families and children and they don't have much time for me. Of course I love my friend and I'll miss them, but everyone has its own way.
My parents don't care about my destiny and my place of living.
I can't earn enough money for living at my work in Russia. Moreover my work takes all my emotions and doesn't bring me happiness.
You see now why I am not interested in staying at my country.
The whole life in my country is unstable!
I dream about new life at new country. I know when I come to your developed country I'll have many opportunity for work.
And of course most important thing for me is to find a serious man for building strong family.
You look like a kind and understanding man and I hope you clearly understand what I am writing about.
I am sorry that I don't answer all your questions but here in Internet-cafe I don't have enough time for writing. Today I had only 15 minutes for my letter to you.
Please, don't take offence at me.
As I've promised before I'll write you three times a week.
I hope to get your letter with answers to my questions as soon as possible.
Have a nice day!

Letter 3

I think it is very good that we've had achance to meet in this big world with the help of Internet.
I want to share with you my news. Actually there is nothing good has happened at my work today.
I had a client today who was not satisfied with the quality of clothes and she started to shout at me and even outraged me.
I felt very uncomfortable but that woman didn't want to understand that I am common shop-assistant who wanted to help her to choose clothes and I am not the owner of that boutique.
Unfortunately people in Russian think that if they have money they are allowed to do anything and to treat service staff without respect.
Life is Russian doesn't satisfy me anymore. I can't permit myself many things.
I can't earn for an apartment, can't make my dreams to come true.
All that I can afford is to rent a small apartment. Prices in shops are high and salaries are too low.
My salary is only 300 USD. Half of my salary is used for rent and 150 USD is left for living. For example milk costs 2 USD, it's impossible to live a whole month for 150 USD.
That is why I want to leave Russia and go to a normal developed country where I'll have stable live. I am saving for my trip abroad for a long time already.
I am ready to work abroad from the first day I come to your country because I have to pay for my living. First time I'll come for acquaintance for sure with you and with your country.

I need to finish some paper arrangement for visa and then I'll be able to come to you. Approximately in a month I'll get the visa and I'll let you know at once.
When I come first time to you country I'd like to choose the hotel which is situated not far from your apartment.
It'll be very convenient and we are able to meet any time.
I dream about happy life in stable country, about strong family and good husband. It is very hard to live alone without support from a close friend and family.
I try to save money for my future stable life now. I am sorry for writing you this; I just need someone to share my thoughts. I need someone who will say me warm words.
I've had a hard day today and I think I need to relax.
I am going to take warm bath at home?I wonder if a man and a woman take a bath together is it very romantic?
Would you like to join me at my bath? What do you think? Or maybe you'll tell me your other romantic dreams?
Have a nice day, dear!

P.S. do you like this selfies?
--
Elena

Letter 4

Sweetheart!
Why haven't you send me an answer?
I was expecting for the reply.
Are you going to reply me?
I need your letters like an air!
I miss you badly here?

Letter 5

Hello dear!
I am in Internet-cafe as usual writing you my regular e-mail.
I send you my photos in every letter. These photos are made by my best friend Olga. She like to photo and I like her photos a lot.
I told you that I am going to visit your country as a tourist and now I have to choose a hotel.
After I choose the one this week I'll give you its name and we will be able to meet. I think that approximately in a month I'll get the visa.
You know that I have not very good relations with my parents but nevertheless I try to be a good daughter. I was at a post office and sent a card to my parents.
I have younger brother.
My parents love him very much even more than me. My mother wanted son very much and tried to get pregnant for a long period of time.
And when the brother had appeared in my life I felt that my parents didn't need me anymore. It is not pleasant of course when parents love your brother more than you.
But I know that my parents are happy now and try to understand them and not be angry with them.
I have pedagogical education and when I came back from Australia I found a work as an educator in kindergarten. I liked that work a lot but salary was too small and not enough for living.
That was why I had to find a more-paid work.
I was here alone without parents and no one helped me. I was alone and I had to take care of myself.
Even when I had relations with men I always wanted to be independent. In my relations I always tried to find respect and mutual love.
I am very devoted to a man whom I love and in every relation I try to be the best for my man, but not everyone can appreciate it.
I cannot have sex with a man for one night, I can be with a man only when I am sure that I can trust him and it is really serious.
For pity I've met such men, who prefer to have 2 women in their life, they want to have two women: a wife and a lover.
Such relations are not for me and I'll not ever agree for this. I can have sex with beloved man. I want you to understand me right.
Yes, I am not a virgin I like to have sex. But this sex would be only with my one and beloved man!!! It is my rule!
My last relations has finished about 2 years ago. My man spent much time with his friends but not with me.
I had a feeling that he used me like a beautiful doll and didn't have real feelings to me. I broke up with him.
I am sorry but I want to stop speaking about the sex. It is very delicate topic and I am still not ready to discuss everything with you. I hope you understand me.

Also there are very many unknown people around me here in internet-cafe and I feel uncomfortable to write about sex.
Now I am finishing my letter. I have only 15 minutes for writing today in Internet-cafe. Do you know how internet-cafe works?
There are many tables with PC on it which are connected to Internet and for some payment you can use PC.
In Australia it was easier. I could go to local library and use Internet free without time limits.
Such service is not presented in Russian libraries.
Many people don't have own PCs and Internet at home and they use Internet-cafe.

Can you tell me about your family? About your parents? I'd like to find out more about your life?
Have a nice day!

P.S. Please, write me your post addresses that I could send you a post-card for any holidays.
I am sending you my photo in this e-mail as usual.

my previous letter
==

Hello!
I perfectly understand your desire to communicate with me on-line. I want it very much too.
But I've told you before that for pity I don't have my own PC at home. I have to go to the Internet-cafe to write you and I cannot chat on-line with you here.
I have very restricted time for using PC in Internet-cafe.
I am going to write you regularly as I've told you before and of course I'll send you my photo in every e-mail.
I want to give you my post address in case you decide to send me a card.

Name of the street - Parkovaya 33
Number of the apartment - 150
City - St Petersburg,
Region (state) - St Petersburg,
Zip code - 194000,
Country - Russia,

I still continue my preparation for travel to you country, I am doing all necessary document for visa and I should choose the hotel.
Maybe you can advise me a hotel which is situated not far from your place of living. That will help our meeting in your country.
Will you help me with choosing the hotel? What are names of the hotels which are not far from your apartment?
I want to ask you to send me more photos of you. I am really interested how you look like in your real life.
I've planned to go for a walk after I finish writing to you. I'd walk with you if you were here by my side. I like walking it is very nice way of spending time, moreover it is good for health. I've told that I lead healthy way of living.
I'll walk and then stop in a cozy cafe to drink tasty cup of coffee.
I have neither car, nor driving license. Car is very expensive for me.
Walking is also good way of spending time with friends. But my friends have their own families and unfortunately we don't have possibility to meet often.
I don't want to bother my friends and I can only agree to meet them when they have free time.

Sometimes I have to go to a cinema alone as my friends are busy. I agree the family is the most important thing.
I like my city very much. Especially it is very beautiful in spring when parks become green and flowers start to blossom. There are many parks and squares in here.
I am Christian by religion.
Actually I believe in God in my heart and don't go to the Church very often.
I want to meet a real man who can be my soul-mate, who will love me and whom I'll love with all my heart. I want to spend free time with my future family, with my husband.
I imagine how we go for picnics together far from noisy work and city.
I am sure that soon I'll meet a man of my life!
Tell me about the city where you live. What kind is it? Do you like your city?
--
Elena

Letter 6

I still haven?t got an answer from you for a long time. I hope you are fine!
Do you like me?
It would be very nice from your side if you let me know why you keep silence.

Letter 7

Hello!
It was so nice from your side to write me an answer, you made me happy!
I want to share with you one personal detail from my life. You know, my entire close friends like to call me "Solnce" instead of my given name Olga.
"Solnce" is translated to English as "Sun". It would be nice if you call me "Solnce" too.
I am sure you are interested to know about my life in Russia and I am going to tell you this.
I rent a tiny apartment for living as prices for rent are very high here.
But I like to surround myself with cozy and pleasant things.
I decorated my apartment very cozy and I like the place where I live.
There is no phone at my apartment and I use cell phone but I can't do international calls.
I started to live without parents very early when I was 19 years old. I decided to move to another city as I couldn't live with my parents anymore.
Unfortunately our relations are not very good and I can see my parents only when I'm invited.
Now I am 28 years old and I am ready for serious relation I want to have stable life with my own family and husband. I think it is pretty normal desire.
No one wants to be alone. But I know for sure that I don't want to have a man from my country they have disappointed me?
Your appearance is very attractive and I think you are a good person. I am interested why aren't you married?
Have you ever had serious relations?
Have you been fallen in love?
I have already told you that first I am going to visit your country as a tourist. I'll make a tourist visa and this could be a good opportunity for us to meet.
I don't want to stay in Russia anymore. Life is horrible here and it is getting worth and worth every day. All strict sanctions to Russia prevent to live common people their usual lives.
I don't see the end of problems which my country has now and I want to leave it.
You know I lived for some period in Australia. That was a real stable life there!
I lived for1.2 years in Sydney. I don't remember my address in Sydney now as many years have passed and I've had a wonderful work there.
I worked with children as a nurse in a very kind family who was worried about me and they always helped me in my problems. When my visa finished in 2003 I had to leave Australia.
Actually that was my first time of living abroad and speaking English with native people. The family where I worked always helped me with my English and since then I can communicate and write English without problems.
You know that I have fallen in love with a man in Australia. But this story is over and is already in the distant pass.
Of course I want to tell you about my hobbies but I'll do it in my next e-mail as I have to go now. I am writing from internet-caf? and my time is almost over.
Unfortunately I don't have my own PC and I have to deal with Internet-caf? for writing e-mails to you.
Have a nice day!

P.S. I am going to write in a day three times a week and I'll send you my photo in each e-mail.
I want to know more about you. Would you write me?

P.P.S. here is my previous letter

Letter 8

I want to remind you about myself.
You've got my letter not so long ago and now I am writing to you to tell my e-mail for sending your answers.
I want to answer your questions in advance because you've got a lot of questions to me!
First of all my name is Elena! Nice to meet you!
I am a single girl of 28 years old and I don't have any children.
What about my appearance?
Of course I am attaching my photo for your real impression.
My height is 5.5(170cm).
My weight is 110(51kg).
Concerning my character?.i am very tender and sensitive woman. It is very important for what a person has inside in his heart.
And it is more important for me than his appearance and things which surrounds him. Moral and ethical sides are above all.
I am looking for a man for serious relation. I want to fall in love with a good man who is a like-minded person.
Of course I want mutual feelings I want to feel love of a man and to give him my love. I want to spend a lot of free time together with my beloved.
We could spend time together both indoors and outdoors. We could go for picnics, play any games outside.
I work in a boutique of women clothes as a shop-assistant and I like my work a lot.
Oh yes, I've forgot to tell you that I am from Saints-Petersburg. I like this city because it's a second capital of Russia and a historical and cultural center of my country.
But unfortunately I don't like my country. Life here is very unstable and after long thoughts I made a decision to leave Russian.
I am going to live abroad and I am ready to work hard but not to stay in Russia.
I don't afraid of any hard work I'll go through anything I am sure.
First of all I have to visit foreign country as a tourist and I am going to travel there.
I know that I will be more protected abroad than in my own country. I had an experience of living abroad in Australia and when I started to find work there I found it more easily than here in my native country.
Of course I need a close person who I could rely on. I've realized now that people around are very busy with their own strange problems and that don't have desire to think about family and love.
When I lived in Australia I had relations with a man there. And when my visa finished I had to go back to Russian and that man didn't do a thing to leave me with him.
I was shocked and very disappointed in that relation. But now I am fine and ready for new serious relations. I am looking for a man whom I can show all my feelings and emotions.
It's very strange for me that foreigners think that Russian girls are cheaters in a majority. It hurts when I hear this. I am normal and common girl and I am very open, I don't lie and I hate liars.
I hope that you don't think badly about Russian girls and I'll be waiting for your answer with impatience.
I hope you like my letter. But I have to go now because my time in Internet-cafe is finishing. I'll write you three times a week.
Have a nice day!

--
Elena

Letter 9

I am real.. why you dont want to reply???
do you like my pics???
--
Elena

Letter 10

Hello! How are you doing? I write to you with my personal email so write to me at any time.
I will be always glad to answer you. I with pleasure will tell to you about me and about my life.
I send you my photo if it is pleasant to you, I will send to you more.
I'm from Russia, I hope this is not a problem for us.
I also will be glad to see your photos.

Letter 11

Hi!
At last I have all the information for my visa and I'll get it without problems.
It is wonderful that I am able to meet you soon at your country! I can't wait for this moment when I can see you and touch you!
Maybe I look like a small girl from your point of view but I want you to know that I am really happy with our future meeting.
My next step is to bring all the documents for visa to Embassy and to pay for visa. Here I have a small problem and I don't know how to solve it.
I told you that I am saving money for my trip but it turned out that my sum of money is not enough.
I was sure that payment for visa must be later not now. But they are demanding the payment for visa right now and unfortunately I don't have this sum of money.
I have to ask for your help because I don't want to delay our meeting.
I have to prepare the following documents:

- Travel passport;
- Police report;
- Medical certificate,
- Documents from the bank and from my work and others

It costs me about 500 USD to make these documents and to pay for visa.
I understand that it's really big sum but I'll get many documents on hand +visa.
A part of my saved money I spent for making new foreign passport. I did not know that everything happened so quickly.
They've told me that if I don't pay for visa now I can have problems with getting visa later.
They have such rules at the Embassy.
I want that you trust me. I've sent you the copy of my passport and you know that I am a real woman from Russia.
They gave me only 10 day to pay for visa and after paying I'll get the tourist visa for the period of 3 months.
During 3 months I'll find the work at your country and I will be able to prolong my visa for unlimited period.
Don't worry I don't like to depend on someone. I'll solve my problems at your country by myself.
I want to assure you that I'll give you this sum of money back.
I don't ask a gift of 500 USD I am asking for loan. As soon as I find a job at your country I'll return you my loan.
There are different ways of sending money: Money Gram, RIA, Unistream, or Contact. These ways of sending money are very quick and safety.
Will it be convenient for you to send money throughthis systems? It is the most convenient way of getting money for me too.
They will ask for my address which I've sent you before and my full name is:

Elena Kanf

Here are the web-sites for your information:

http://www.moneygram.com
http://www.riafinancial.com/
http://intl.unistream.com
https://www.contact-sys.com/en

On sites you can find the nearest office or send directly on-line from your credit card or bank account.
You can send money to any location in Saint-Petersburg.
I want you to understand me and to help. Will you be able to send me 500 USD? I really have a problem and need your help.
I'll be waiting for your answer where you tell me what you have decided.

P.S. Here is also some additional important information for you:
They will ask for the purpose and destination of a transfer you are sending.
If you want to send money without a delay of transfer procedure you should say that the money is for your friend, relative, business partner and etc.
It is better to 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.
Good luck!

--
Elena Kanf
kanfelena@gmail.com

Letter 12

do you have any special plans for weekend?
do you like this pic for you?

Letter 13

so sorry about my silence here was national holidays and I cant write.

how are you today? do you miss me? :-))))

I will write about the visa and docs later.
--
Elena
kanfelena@gmail.com