Letter(s) from Ekaterina Gribkova to Charles (USA)

Letter 1

Hi! I just saw your profile and I like it. I would like to correspond with you!
I do not play in games and I search only serious relations. My name is Ekaterina and I live in Russia,
I am 29 years old and I am ready to setlle down now. Thats why I am seeking for serious partner for my life.
I would like to know more about you. Write to me if you are interested, if you wish, I can send you more my photos with me!
Please do not write to my profile, we will able to correspondence only if you write me on with e-mail: ekatgirl@mail.ru

Letter 2

Dear Charles!
Yesterday I came to club to check any news from you, but I did not received anything. I was was sad but I thought that you did not get my message and will answer next day. So I was too sad today not getting your news again! I dont know why but I choosed you! I dont know what to think! May be you did not get my letter? Unfortunately, I dont know how to use computer and may be I did something wrong. Or may be you did not like my pics or find someone else? Please write me, its very important for me. If you are not intrested in me please let me know. Its so unpleasant for me to see my mailbox empty.

Letter 3

My dear Charles!!!!
There is no something more pleasant for me then to receive mails from you. I am so happy that I have you as my friend! My heart was really ready to jump out when I saw your mail in my mailbox! My tall 5'6''. How are you today? What is weather today in your country? Taday is a best weather here. It's a lots of sun and I like such weather very much. It's not very cold now. I like spring when snow become thaw and birds become to sing, when its a little cold, heart waits first warms days. And most of all I like summer when warm days come and its so pleasant to come home from work thinking about work today is finished and weather allow to do it. We have a great and very nice street at my town and I using it to go home. Air smells very tasty and sky is very nice those days. I like to look very much there. What seasons do you like more.
I would like to know more of your hobbies. Do you like anymals? What anymals do you like more? I have a hamster at my home. Do you know what is it? I call it mr. Homa. It can dance when I turn on music on and take his forward paws in my fingers. I hope to show it someday to you.
What kinds of sport do you like more? Now in Russia sport become more and more popular. Best of all I like valleyball, waterpool (pool), swimming, bicycle. Please tell me more about you, what do you like more? Music. I like RHCP (do you know it?), Scorpions, J.Lo, Tony Braxton and a lots of Russian groups but I dont sure that you heared it. For example Kino, Splin, Mumii troll' and a lots of other. What films do you like more? What new films now there? About flowers. I like chrysanthemums, lilies, snowdrops, camomiles and roses. Do you like flowers? Which flowers do you like more?
At all my life I had only two boyfriends. I am very attached person and if I becoming love someone I am ready to be with him for all my life. I always thinking that if people love each other they have to fogive another's mistakes. My first boyfriend was at school till second year of univercity. Then he had to leave with his parents to Ukraine, and we left. We was a good friends, and he wrote me couple of letters but now he is married. We lived like a brother and sister. Then I met another boy, but after three months of communicating he became to drink a lot and became very ungry for anyone. He leaves from univercity and he lies me a lot. I did not imagine what happened with him. Then they take him to army and after last talk with him, I understood, that its not my choice. I dont think that he loved me. Anyway I would not like to continue any relations with him and to say a true, I would not like to have any relations with any Russian man. And I am so happy that I met you and its mean so much for me!
Dear Charles now every day when I go to bed I reading your letters before sleep and I am always thinking about you when I waking up. It's my first thoughts! Please write me more about you, about your mood, about what are you doing these days!
Your russian friend,

Letter 4

My dear Charles!!!!!
Today I just can't wait to read your mail! Its seems it become mean for me more and more! Thanks for nice pics! It make me happy! So, how are you today? I am really surprised how Internet helps us to get close! Now I so thanks to my girlfrind and I am so sad that I did not know you early! I become so attached to your letters!
Today I did not work. That's why my aunt and I make general cleaning of house. We do it every three-month and it takes whole day. I like to make cleaning with aunt. She is very hardworking woman and to clean house with her is very chearful. We always like to be in company of each other. We spoke a lot and I told her about our relations. I said her that I did not believe it early and I am so happy to see that it works now! She was very surprised and wishes us luck and she hopes that our relations will grow up in future in more seriouse. Also we do small cleaning every week by Saturdays. Today we wash windows, walls, floors, and cleaned carpets. It was really easy for me to do it thinking about you. Today we decided to change a carpet in a bedroom, so we needed to change pinth. When we broke old, we finded od wooden board. The house of my aunt is very old, so there are a lot of such boards. Under this board I founded old coin. I was really curiouse what does it mean and my aunt advise me to go to specialist. He told me that its very valueable coin which is dated 1704, its 1 ruble. I was really happy to know it. It has great quality. He told me that it may costs from 400 till 700 dollars USA. And they said that it can cost more at some other countries. I decided to save it for future. I hope that sometime this coin will help me.
My dear Charles, its a little confuse me, but I would like to share my dream with you. Today night I saw that we sat together at a coast of a big lake. I have not seen this lake early, but it was so beautiful and quiet, and barrels an easy warm breeze. We looked at night sky and we see nice moon and a lots of stars which was reflected in a mirrow of water. It was so good and I feeled your strong arms on my shoulders. We spoke about us and about our feelings to each other. I imagined that we had to tell each other something important, that will change all our future. But at this moment I waked up but I had impression from this dream for a long time. It was so real, that when I understood that it's only a dream, I was very sad. I have never feeled such feelings. And I believe that someday this dream become true!
My dear Charles, I often think about you and about our relations. It seems to me that every day we become closer. We know more about each other and I like all that you wrote me. So, I will go home now to think about this all. I hope I did not confused you with my dream. What do you think about this all?
Hug you, my dear Charles,
P.S. I am thinking about writing post mail from you. I have not wrote it to someone, so I dont sure what I have to write at envelope. Please write me and let me know. So, my post adress is:
Russia, 646811
town(city): Sosnovskoye
Street: Lenina
House: 35
Ekaterina Gribkova

Letter 5

Today after I wake up I had only one dream. It was to check a mail from you and to receive news from you! I so attached to you now! I run to Internet club before work but there are no any free computers there. It make me a little sad, so I decided to go to my father to tell him about us at launch brake. I prepared launch for him, he does not at business trip now. At a lanch I tald him about us and about our correspondence. He was really surprised to know that I meet you through Internet. He asked me how I did it and asked who are you? He asked where you work and asked a lot about you. He asked if I wrote you first or you first wrote me. I answered for all his questions I sayd him, that I make my choice by myself and I am very happy that I did it. He was really shocked and surprised because he knows that I am modest woman. He likes you very much and he askes me to say hallo from him.
My dear Charles! What do you thinking about our relations? What does it mean for you? Please tell me, it's very important for me. How do you imagine our relations at the future? How much does it serious? Please say true for me, as you know, I like always true, as bad it can be. As for me I think, that I found a man which I seeking for all my life. You looks like very seriouse, intelligent, reliable and responsible man. A man of my dream. I understand that may be I mistaken, but I believe that you are that man that I imagine from your letters. I am so sad that we have no any other communications that e-mail. I so would like to hear your voice!!! But I hope that soon I will make a business trip to Omsk and may be I will have a chance to call you from there. I so cant wait for that moment!
Today I baught a book about your country, about your culture. And I found a map of you country and I searched for a place of your living. I know that we are at another parts of earth now, but it did not make my feeling less. Its seems for me sometime that we so close! And I saw that dream about lake once again!
Kiss you, your

Letter 6

My sweetheart Charles,
Nice pics! I like it! I dont know Buffy. Today after work I met my cousin. She lives in Moscow now so I was really surprised to meet her. She come here to meet her parents, my aunt. She graduated from Institute of foreighn relations. She works like translator now and she just returned from New York. We spoke a lots and she told me how is she living and what news. She told that New York is very nice city and it's very big. I was a little afraid to tell her about you but when I told her she said that I did all correct. She told that we have not lost a chance and we have to continue communications make it more closer! She told that it's not often people at another part of the world finding someone that can makes feelings and if it exists they have to keep care about it. She said, that important things are understanding and respecting. I agreed with her and I think that we have it with you! I think we have to do anything for us, I feel our feelings are very important for our future, we have to use this chance that given for us and not lose our happyness. I am afraid to lose anything we have now, because letters is good and it give us for understanding each other but it does not compare with personal meeting. I believe that we are born for each other and we can pass a life together. I think, that one meeting in person is better than one million letters. Do you agree with me? What are your ideas? I think, the most important thing for us is not to lose our chance that is given for us. My dear, how much friends do you have? Did you tell them about me? What do they tell about our meeting about you? I have a lot of thought about it. I need your ideas.
Love you,

Letter 7

My dear love Charles!
It was so pleasant for me to get your letters! With every your letter I feel that we bacoming more closer and closer! Every time, when I reading your letter, my mood become well and my heart is knocking so strong! I miss you very much and all my thoughts last time only about you! When I coming to Internet club and saw a letter from you, I pleasing as a small girl. You are the unique man that can understand me now and can support me in difficult situation! I am sure in you and I can trust you in any case. I dreming about that time when I will be helping you in all about house, to work and rest together, laughing and solve common problems, because your problems will be my problems and on the contrary. I think, it has to be so if people love each other. I thought a lot about this all and what we have to do now. I think, that we have to meet in person and I am ready to arrive to you for us. How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each other, I think, we cant get such result just communicating through letters. But I am very serious about you, and about our meeting. We did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue our relations.
I talked to cousin what do I need to come to you, is it real or not. She know about it because she visiting sometimes another countries. She sayd that I need visa and air ticket only. She sayd that it's not a big problem to make a visa for one or two month. She advised me to go OIVA (Omsk International visa agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Omsk to the OIVA to ask more about it.
My sweetheart, how do you think, if I will come to you, where is the best place for my living? At your home or at a hotel? I would like to stay at your home, if its not a problem and if you want it. I hope my wish to come to you to meet in person is not confuse you. Please tell me the true.
My dear Charles! I do not have a big salary but it's not bad for Russia. I saved some money for any case, but I was not sure for what. I think, that this case is come. I dont sure if this help us for visa and ticket both, I dont know how much does it all cost, but I hope it will help us. Also I would like to go to cash departments of airport to know how much tickets cost. My dear Charles, I need some information for this. Please write me closest airport to you and what date is better for my visit? My love, what do you think about duration of a trip? Please write me you opinion about this all. I shall be waiting it with impatience.
Forever yours,

Letter 8

Hi my sweetheart!
I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Charles, I have some good news for you!
Today I was at my father and spoke a lot about you and me. He can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from me, but he understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me. Its seems he like you. He is very glad for me that I met a man who I seeked for a long time. He believes in you and he trusts you. I asked him a lot about our future how it can be. He told me that we have to meet first and then to decide what to do. Also he told that if our relations after it will be successeful, he will present us his flat. He does not live in this flat now. Or he can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. It is enough big and good flat and it costs about 28 000 dollars. But it can be sold only after it will be privatized and it can't be ealy then in 8 months. My father dreaming to sell it and he think that now there is a good reason for it. He hopes all will be fine in our relations. He tells that this money should be enought for us for the first time for living, for period seeking for job.
So, I have another news: I just returned from OIVA. I was so worried if it will impossible to get visa for me yesterday. And I was so happy today talking with communication manager of OIVA today when he tolding me that I have a great chance to make a visa and to get it approved. He asked me a lots of questions and he suggested me to fill some documents but I rejected because I am not sure now about some details of my coming to you. We have a lots of questions without answers now, some unresolved questions. So here is information about visas that I can do:
1) Tourists visa. It allows me to come to your country for period from 2 weeks till 1 month. It cant be prolonged and on the expiration I have to back to Russia. It costs about 210-250 dollars USA depending duration and including ensurance and neccessary medical tests and other.
2) B-2 visa. It calls "visa of the bride" also. Its good for period from 2 weeks to 3 month. It can be prolonged maximum for 2 additional months and then I also have to back to Russia. It costs about 340 dollars USA including all services.
3) I forgot a name of this visa. For approve it we both have to visit Russian Embussy at your country and fill some documents. This kind of visa allows us to get married. I can't get it and approve it at my country. We shall get it for my next trip if we decide to get married.
Any kind of visa will take 2-3 weeks to be ready and approved.
My dear Charles, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tommorrow I will write you news about a cost of the ticket. When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do better. Please write me all your ideas,

Letter 9

My love Charles!
Today I have no much time to write you, one of my girlfriend has a birthday today. Thank you for all your warm letters! My love, I am very serious in my intentions for our relations and I am ready to do anything for us. Please write me more about you I need more of your pics! I need more about you, about your day and about what do you like/dislike. Please write me! You did not wrote me closest airport to you - why? I hope you are really attached to me as I attached to you and you are serious. As for me, I cant sleep last days not thinking about you! So, I will go to birthday, please write me more! I hope to be together soon.
With love Ekaterina.
P.S. I will congratulate my girlfriend from me and from you too, is it ok?

Letter 10

My love Charles!
I am so happy to get your letter and I am so happy that we becoming closer to each other. All night I thinking about you and about us, I turned on few times the light to read and reread your letters. Its very great that people can meet each other throught Internet and write letters to each other just every day which can let them know more about each other, to make fellings and empathies. I am so gald to meet you in my life and I am planning to meet you in person. I am very serious in my choice. I dont think that longterm correspondence will help us as much as personal meeting. I dont like to speak about financial, it does not good in Russia, I dont brought up such, and my parents teach me to consult with it only by myself, and if I ask someone about something, it mean that I thought a lot about wheather to do it or not. So I thought a lot about is this good or not to ask you about help, but I hope for your understanding because I do it only for both of us and for our happyness. My dear, during the time of our communicating, I understood that we have feeling to each other that I can call LOVE. Such feelings between people become not only from nothing and from lots of thought, analyses of relations, understanding and mutual help. With every day I am becoming surer in my choise and in you. And I sure those if I do some mistake you will understand me and forgive me and I can say it about myself too. Looking for our relations I understood that only destiny of my heart is to meet you in person. And I believe in mutual feelings.
I was at cash of airport department today asking about cost of the tickets. I dont think that tickets can cost so much! I dont sure in choice of date, but I asked about cheapest tickets that exists. Its costs about 870 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket:

Depart Omsk (OMS) 7:10 am
Arrive Moscow (SVO) 7:25 am Sat 23-Oct
Airlines: Aeroflot-Russian International Airlines 728

Depart Moscow (SVO) 12:30 pm
Arrive Las Vegas (LAS) 4:48 pm Sun 24-Oct
Airlines: Aeroflot-Russian International Airlines 323
Alaska Airlines 662
Connect in Seattle (SEA)

Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you know, I saved up some money, its about 160 dollars for the ticket and all money for the visa. So I need about 710 dollars more. Its really hard for me to find now such money by myself, it will take about half of year more. I thought a lot about how I can get such money to make us be together. The best idea was to sell a coin, but when I come to pawn shop, a man there said me that maximum price is about 220 dollars, that he can give me for it. He advise me not to sell this coin, because it costs more money that he can give me. He asked why I need to sell it and I told him about you and about my visit. He was surprised, and said, that I have to take this coin with me and in America this coin can cost more then 2000 dollars depending a place of selling. And he advised me to ask money from you. I dont know now where I can get such money. Will you help me with it? Its really unpleasant for me to ask you help, but I its seems I have to do it for both of us. I will take a coin and will present it to you so you can do what you want with it. I dont know a lots about how to send money but if you are interested I will ask it from my cousin, she sent money few times for my aunt from another countries. What do you think about a date of our meeting? Which is the best? The easiest for me is to take vacation at the next month. Please write me your opinion. I am waiting your responce with impatience and I hope for soon meeting. I am sure that meeting in person will be better then thouthands of letters! And I cant wait to see you in person!
Most sweet kisses, yours