Letter(s) from Elena Scherbarkova to Ross (USA)

Letter 1

Hello Ross
I was very glad to receive from you answer. I would like to tell a little bit more in detail about me and ideas. I think that family is most important part in a life of people. I want to meet that one who will love me. I want to spend with my future husband all my life. Only need is to be with the man who will love me, trust me, and understand me. I want to share with him all my life, all my dreams and feelings.
I decided to look for my soul mate far away from Russia, ' coz I'm very tired of Russian men. Are so passive, lazy and unromantic, they did not want to do anything to charm you. An average Russian man wants only that his beloved woman loves him and does everything for him, but she have no rights to intervene in his business, in his mind and soul. He wants to have her near him, but he does not want to be with her the whole one. That's why I want to try to find right man in outside Russia. I think, Internet will help me with it. I only recently have opened for myself Internet. Friends have advised me. But I have no opportunity constantly to visit Internet as houses at me are not present a computer. Therefore I very much frequently visit Internet - cafe though it for me is expensive. But I hope, it will not prevent us to correspond and get acquainted closer.
I would like as to tell to you a little about usual life. My usual day. I wake up to prepare at 6:00 for a breakfast for my mum and sister. Then I put on and go for work to university. I train, and help students in their research works on various disciplines. As soon as there is a free time, I come into Internet center to look a mail.
To have dinner I usually come into nearest cafe. Most of all I love Russian dish which refers to "pelmeni" are the slices of meat which has been wrapped up in dough. My work at 18:00 comes to end. On the way home come into Internet - cafe and write to you letter.
In the days off I like to go to a cinema in various restaurants with friends.
It is little about my parents. I love daddy. There is nothing I always I shall independently love him and to respect. Mine daddy fireman. I think the most courageous and courageous person. He has rescued many people. The case when he was not lost nearly was, but he has rescued one five years' girl. About it wrote in newspaper. I really am proud of father. But 3 years ago happened, so mum could not forgive him. He has changed to mum and has told to us that leave other woman. But I nevertheless sometimes I meet him. Sometimes we go to walk on park, and we talk much. I asked him, what for him then so have acted. But he and could not answer me. But I do not blame neither him, nor mum. And mum spoke me that have forgiven him. I really frequently notice, that she thinks of him.
Is not present, unfortunately, I do not have more neither brothers, nor sisters. But my favorite little sister suffices me. Her name is Natasha. I very much love her. We practically always together. We like together to walk, go to cinema.
Ross, tell me about your favorite things: color, movie, book, sport, hobby, music, weather, type of woman etc. I'm interested to know more about your work and everyday life...
Please, tell me what do you expect from relations between two people?
I with impatience shall well wait from you for letter.
Best regards!
Marina.

Letter 2

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. Thanks for your fine photos. At you the remarkable son. I liked your pictures. I hope your day passes well. Well I want to tell a little to you about city. Tomsk is located in a southeast of West Siberian plain. The most part of our area is woods, bogs, rivers and lakes. Our largest river - Ob. Here an original climate. Winter severe and long. In winter about 23C colds. And sometimes it happens up to 35C. Yes here it is really cold. But when people live here for a long time they get used and practically do not notice this cold. Not in distance from city there is a White lake, this best place of rest. Recently to Tomsk 400 years were executed.
I hope your day passes well. I think to you it will be interesting to learn more about my life. We live in the big 9 floor house. We an apartment is located on 5 floor. Certainly it is a small apartment, but places suffice us, and we do not complain:)))))
Natasha (17 years) now to go to school. At us free-of-charge training at school. What to arrive in institute 11 years would be necessary to study. She can arrive in institute too free-of-charge if will collect big enough points on entrance examinations. Now she wants to leave school with a gold medal. It will give her very big advantage at receipt in institute. If she will arrive for money it is necessary to pay very big sum. But we really trust, that she will arrive on free-of-charge form of training. Natasha wants to arrive in medical institute. To receive maximum supreme category 5 years of training is required. For exception of a medical speciality it is 6 years. Tomsk really very good city, except for a cold:)))) Here it is a lot of cafe, shops, clubs, as in usual city.
Now build many supermarkets in which sell, absolutely all that you will want. But I am very rare in them I go, near to our house there is one small shop. It already very much for a long time there is constructed. In it there is the most necessary, and we usually go behind products to it. And about clothes. I very well am able to sew and it very much to like me. I simply buy a fabric which is pleasant to me. I love various type of clothes. From music I like quiet romantic more. I very much like tool music. When play on piano or on a saxophone. To me as very to like, when play on a guitar. From foodstuffs I most of all prefer sea I peep, but as also meat.
Various vegetable salads. To like me wine. But I do not love it in plenties. Usually I use wine on holidays. To me very much like white moist fault. I very much love flowers. My favourite flowers it is white roses. But I also love field flowers. In village at grandfather I always collected very big bouquets of camomiles and gave their mum and the grandmother. To like you massage? I like to make massage. I have book as it to make. I very well am able to make massage.
When the back hurts in mum. I always help her. And how there passes your life?
I with impatience shall wait for your letter.
Best wishes!
Marina

Letter 3

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. I hope your day passes well. This photo has been made on coast of river Ob. There is no Tomsk not so big city, about 500000 inhabitants. I think that I really would like to move. In our apartment 1 bedroom. Yes I really love work, there is no mum now to be on pension. Yes I really love a jazz.
Today I am a little bit sad as it is the anniversary of the death of my grandfather. I have decided to tell you a little about my grandparents who are no longer alive. They lived in a village about 60 kilometres from the city where we live. When I was at school and had my summer holidays! with them, it was wonderful the scenery was very beautiful and the air so pure. My grandfather was a fisherman; he had very big nets and would go out with some friends and catch a lot of fish. He also loved to go rod fishing and had a big casket full of tackle stored in it. I used to love going fishing with him. I remember how one day he caught a very big fish called a "nalim" I was only 8yrs old at the time, and I wanted to carry it home myself, I put it on my back and the tail dragged along the ground it was so big and very heavy but nevertheless I got it back to the house as the river was close to the house. My grandmother got out her big scales and we weighed it and it came to 9Kgin weight. Since then I have grown very fond of fishing.
My grandmother was a very skilful knitter; the clothes that she made for me were very warm and lovely. My grandparents had a lot of rabbits of various breeds and had long ears. It was always a pity when they were killed but my grand father made the skins into very warm caps and soled them, and they lived on the money. Rabbit meat is very tasty and when I was in the village grandfather would prepare the rabbit meat for smoking. Yum yum!! So it is a pity that I can not visit the village any more and stay with my grandparents and so sad when people close to you die but life must go on. But we must always remember that although there bodes are dead that in Gods eyes they are only asleep and that we will see them again in Gods heavenly kingdom and keep the memory of them on our hearts always.
I with impatience shall wait for your letter.
Best wishes!
Marina

Letter 4

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. Thanks for your fine photos. I hope your day have passed well. Today at me remarkable and cheerful day was. In the morning to me my old girlfriend has gone, she works in a kindergarten. She has decided to arrange to children small walk on nature, in a grove near to city. Also has asked me to help her. Certainly I at once have agreed. With us there were still more some tutors of a kindergarten, and some parents also have decided to go with us. With us there were 25 children. When we went on streets, I have given two boys on a red flag. When we passed road, children waved these flags and machines passed us. First while we went all children talked, played and ran, but as soon as we have reached a wood, they at once have calmed down and a little even were frightened. But then have very quickly accustomed. While we made a dinner. All children played. Boys, certainly, very much love football. Then all of us together played "pryatki." You know this game? In the childhood we many times in her played. We choose any big tree which is center. One person considers up to 100, and the others are hidden. Then he should find all of them. In the childhood I played in many games in which boys played. And very much frequently I won them. There was such game which referred to "banks." It is very similar to game " small towns ". We took empty plastic banks and established them in various forms. And then it was necessary to break them, having thrown a stick from small distance. A stick each time threw differently. It was interesting game. Also there are still more many interesting games. After we with children have played. We have gone to have dinner. And then we have decided to tell to children a fairy tale " Red cap ". I played red a cap. We have made a small performance, and all children very amicably laughed. But has come to leave home. Children so did not want to leave from a wood. And we promised, that to children, that once again necessarily we descend in a wood. Yes really very good day today was. Ross I really very much love children and would like to have them. I would love to have children, I think they are a gift from God and they keep you young while you re discover the world through their eyes. They teach you as much as you ever teach them.
I have told to you about big parents on part mum. Unfortunately I never saw grandmother and grandfather from mine daddy. They were lost on war.
Krasotka = the beauty, Fantazerka = fantasy. I have simply thought up first that has fallen to mind. My full name Marina Redka.
I with impatience shall wait for your letter.
Best wishes!
Marina

Letter 5

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. I hope at you all well. My birthday on March, 29. Ross I wanted to ask you have a garden? I too very much love a garden. In a warm season we as go in a garden. There so it is a lot of work. So much all needs to be made. At us not so big garden, but nevertheless in it much that grows. It to be far from city, therefore we go by the bus. It is awful. I shall not tell lies to you. But when you come on auto station, there since morning borrow turn. About 200 people. But when people have complained of very big crush in buses. Then heads of auto station has given 10 additional buses. In a lot it is tomatoes. Mum likes to land very different grades a tomato. At us grow even which such the size very small. They are similar to grapes. Them and name "grape". At us it is a lot of raspberry. I very much love a raspberry it is most my favorite berry. It is very a pity, that I cannot eat a strawberry. At me an allergy on it. Therefore we do not put a strawberry. But I can precisely tell that at us the tastiest apples. Any others which can be bought in shop will not be compared to them. This grade of apples refers to " White Anis " but I do not know why it so has named. They really white and very juicy. We with mum do of them very tasty jam. I think that somehow you will necessarily try it. As it is a pity, that many people which in most impudent way steal from gardens have now appeared. And anybody does not watch it. But nevertheless it is fine to have garden. In fact you do not need to buy those vegetables and fruit which you can bring up in shop. And they are much tastier. In fact that you do all the hands, it turns out much better. You agree with me?
I shall wait for your letter.
Best wishes!
Marina

Letter 6

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. I am glad to hear that you with Joshua have perfectly spent, as your team has won. I also have lead today fine day. In the morning to me my old girlfriend has gone, she works in a kindergarten. She has decided to arrange to children small walk on nature, in a grove near to city. Also has asked me to help her. Certainly I at once have agreed. With us there were still more some tutors of a kindergarten, and some parents also have decided to go with us. With us there were 25 children. When we went on streets, I have given two boys on a red flag. When we passed road, children waved these flags and machines passed us. First while we went all children talked, played and ran, but as soon as we have reached a wood, they at once have calmed down and a little even were frightened. But then have very quickly accustomed. While we made a dinner. All children played. Boys, certainly, very much love football. Then all of us together played "pryatki." You know this game? In the childhood we many times in her played. We choose any big tree which is center. One person considers up to 100, and the others are hidden. Then he should find all of them. In the childhood I played in many games in which boys played. And very much frequently I won them. There was such game which referred to "banks." It is very similar to game " small towns ". We took empty plastic banks and established them in various forms. And then it was necessary to break them, having thrown a stick from small distance. A stick each time threw differently. It was interesting game. Also there are still more many interesting games. After we with children have played. We have gone to have dinner. And then we have decided to tell to children a fairy tale " Red cap ". I played red a cap. We have made a small performance, and all children very amicably laughed. But has come to leave home. Children so did not want to leave from a wood. And we promised, that to children, that once again necessarily we descend in a wood. Yes really very good day today was.
I with impatience shall wait for your letter.
Hugs and kisses!
Marina

Letter 7

Hello dear Ross
I have received your message. To a regret now I really for a long time did not see the daddy, and at all I do not know as at him an affair. Today at us very cloudy weather. Very strong wind blows. And consequently has become a little coldly. Why that so would want to me that this cold winter was terminated. Both there has come summer. Also there was a rain. I do not love a cold rain. But I very much love a rain in summer. It very warm and not strong when it passes, appears very beautiful rainbow. In childhood I always ran under such a rain, but mum always spoke me, that I shall catch cold. But I am very rare fell ill. Such rain still name "mushroom" because after it in a wood many mushrooms grow. And we with friends gathered for next morning in a wood. You sometime collected mushrooms? It is very interesting. I most of all like to collect White mushrooms, them still name "borovik", and aspen mushrooms or "krasnogolovik" so have named it, because at it hat red color. These are the tastiest mushrooms. But it is very difficult to search for them, all interest consists in it and. White mushrooms grow always on single, and they are able " to be hidden " very well under leaves. Them practically it is not visible, therefore people take small sticks and stir leaves. At these mushrooms very thick leg, they very much very strong. And aspen mushrooms usually grow small groups and they are easy for seeing because of their red hat. From these mushrooms cook very tasty soup at on in Russia it simply refers to "gribovnicsa." It is one of my favorite soups. Still there are mushrooms which usually salt or pickle. These are milk mushrooms they are white and black. Usually when you go on a wood you will find a place where it is a lot of them. Sometimes that them all to collect leaves about half an hour. We collected them much. And mum of them pickled houses. You sometime ate pickled milk mushrooms? And the tastiest mushrooms, which people fry it " fox mushrooms " them name so because they of red color, them hats grow upwards and are similar to ears of fox. They very small, but them it is very rare when you will find in a wood. But if you will come across such glade where they grow to you has very much carried. There is still very much a plenty of mushrooms. There are poisonous mushrooms, there are false mushrooms. They are very similar to normal mushrooms. But there are some differences, sometimes people do not notice it, and it happens them very badly. And there is a mushroom under name " Fly agarics ". It of red color with small white specks on a hat. It very beautiful, but very poisonous. Sometimes in a wood there is such place when fly agarics grow, forming a circle. And a number of them still it is a lot of. Sometimes it happens very big circle. It name " a circle of witches ", speak, that people bypass this very bad place and its party. But fly agarics use in medicine. And some animals eat them.
And in general in summer in a wood it is very beautiful. A plenty of berries there grows. It is possible to see a raspberry, a blackberry, a bilberry, wild strawberry (it is very a pity, that at me on it an allergy). And on a bog cranberry grows. The wood even can be named natural restaurant, how many there only it is a lot of. Such the story about a wood has turned out at me. I yet very well can speak English, but I think, you will understand me.
I shall wait for your letter.
Hugs and kisses!
Marina

Letter 8

Hello dear Ross
I am glad to receive your letter. I hope at you all well. Unfortunately I have not enough photo. Now my camera has broken. Once we have taken it and a campaign. And it was very strongly broke. It was very good chamber, now such chambers very expensive. My mum always very much did not like to be photographed. At us was all a little bit photo. But after on our old apartment there was a fire. Even those photos were destroyed. What to place a photo in a computer. I ask that manager in Internet - cafe has passed a photo through scanner. And it appears on a computer. Yes really I corresponded not only with you. I have received letters from three people. But after two letters which they have written to me. I have been horrified. One person, he called Tom. Has sent me a photo in a naked kind and has told, that wants from me this. I at once have ceased to answer his letters. And he has ceased to write to me. I corresponded with one more person, but in the answer to my letters, he sent no more than two lines. He wrote, that is constantly borrowed and something works or still. I, certainly, understand it, but not every day. Any reaction to my letters. And the third man as I has learned after third letter, simply searched for mistress. And I have told to him, that it not for me. You the first person from whom I have received really understanding letter. You man which it is valid from first letters has interested me. You very sincere and sensual person. It is always very pleasant for me to receive from you letters. Yes I can really read your letters in English. I do not use the translator, but sometimes I really use the dictionary. I have been given birth on March, 29, 1977. Once I have gone to shop where sell various talismans. And the girl the seller has advised me to buy this êóëîí. It talisman love and happiness. And it really very much to like me. Yes my family really knows that I search the man on the Internet. And they know that I correspond with you. I told him about you and showed your photos. They are really very glad for me. Ross I think that I really would like to make travel to USA. I think that it was fine to meet in future.
I with impatience shall wait for your letter.
Hugs and kisses!
Marina