Letter(s) from Irina Razumova to Raymond (Italy)

Letter 1

Hello Raymond,
I was so glad today to receive a letter from you in my mailbox. I read your letter with great interest. I really want to know you better and I want to be friend with you! It is always interesting to meet new people. Raymond, where are you from and where do you live now?
I liked your name, it sounds like Rainman. The man of a rain.
It was so pleasure to read your letter in two languages Russian and English. Thank you. You made a great job!
Now let me tell some words about me. My name is Irina (I guess you know it already). I’m 29 years old and my Birthday is on the 21st of October, 1974. I live in Russia in not so big Ekaterinburg city. It is situated about 1400 km east of Moscow. I like my city very much, because of the nature and kind people. You know, Raymond, there is a lot of lakes, forests in our town and outside, air is very pure (clean) and fresh, especially in the winter.
Well… About my profession. I work in Sport Club as a coach on aerobic; else I teach children sport dance in a school. I like sport very much, because it helps to relax and keep yourself in a good form and I’m happy that I have such interesting job! I finished local Pedagogical Institute, because I always liked children and wanted to work with them. I don't have any bad habits. I don't smoke, I don't drink hard drinks and, of course, I don't use any drugs. I can afford myself to drink some soft grape wine or some beer in a good company. I’m so glad that I begin to correspondent with you, you are sweet and I think very good man. Raymond, can you send me your photo? And it will be very interesting for me to know more about you. Where do you work, what do you like and dislike? And especially, tell me please about woman who could be your best partner and friend in life. Well, I will finish for now, and will wait for your next letter. I attached my photo to this letter and I hope you will like it! Write me as soon as you can, ok? Your new friend, Irina.
P.S. Sorry if I will make mistakes, because English is not my native language.

Letter 2

Hello, my dearest Raymond!
I write you again! And I’m very glad it! I’m very glad that you are in my life and I can write you and tell you all what I think. And that I can read your letters and know you more and more!!! It seems on happy fairy-tale.
My dear I'm so happy we started to talk about our meeting seriously! Let me ask you some questions. If I will come to you in Italy how many daus will you be there? I mean if I will come to you in London then I will not be able to go to Italy with you and if I will come to you in Italy I will not be possible to come with you in London. For me it doesn't matter where we will meet. I like both countries, but the main reason why I want to go there it is meeting with you, Raymond. Let me know how many days I should take vacations and where we will meet. I will go to Travel Agency and ask about all of this.
Yesterday I told my mom about you, how we met each other and how I’m glad to read your letters! She likes you and she gave you her regards! She said that if I like you, she likes you too and she will be happy if we will be together! I was very happy to hear these words. Also I showed her your photo, I printed one for me and it’s always with me! She said that you are very nice man!
Yesterday evening I was missing. I came home and again was alone. I miss my love man with whom we will spend our evenings together. Raymond, I’m so tired to be alone. It’s very sad and hard, my dear. I set near the window and watch on the night street. I think about my future life, about love, about warm of love, about you, Raymond. Then I went to bed and slept.
Today morning my mood was better already! When I woke up, the sun was shinning in my window and my room was very light! It is wonderful autumn morning, my dear! I went out on the street and saw that the weather is fine!
You are so nice for me.
Today is my Birthsday and now I have some free time to write you, because I must go home where my friends are waiting me (seems they are preparing surprise for me, because they took my keys and told me when I must come home for celebration). So, I decided to write you while I have free time.
Thanks for your wonderful letters. I so like to read it.
Raymond, I just wanted to wish you Good Day! Because I already must go. If you want I can write you tomorrow how my Birthsday passed.
I will miss you.
Your tender friend, Irina.

Letter 3

Hello my dear Raymond,
Thanks for your congratulations! You are so sweet! Your words mean a lot for me and it is pleasure to read it.
Yesterday was my Birthsday and it was great day, but there was one thing which didn't let me enjoy my day in fullest. There wasn't you. I so wanted you were there with me. We could spend that day together without my friends. Only you and me. I so hope my next Birthsday we will meet together.
Ok, now about surprise which my friends prepared for me. Yesterday after Internet cafe I went to home and when I opend my flat there wasn't light in room. But When I came in light was turn on and I saw all my friends, they were shouting "HAPPY BIRTHSDAY!!!". All my room was decorated by colored baloons and other party's things. We were sitting all night and had a wonderful holiday. I wish you were there too. Raymond, you would like how we meet holidays.
Thank you for you photo! Is it real to see?
I liked your words from your book very much! I didn't understnad all, but I understood about what it is. It is beautiful!
You asked me, how is my apartment? Is it in a busy city, is it warm enough, is it nice inside? I live in one room apartment. I rent this flat, because it is closer to my work, but at any time I can back to my mom. My city is good and I think I have my flat in a good district. It is not bad place for living. While I live alone I don't need big house or apartment.
Today I talked with Natasha and I asked her about all I need for my coming to you, my dear.
She has said that she has learned how much visa and a foreign passport cost too. She has connected with embassy and there they told her that it will be better for us with you, if I will have the visa of a tourist. This tourist visa, the visitor visa will valid during 3 months (but I can back home at any time). On this type of visa I can travel till London and Italy without any restrictions. The price of this visa, as she was informed in embassy, is 210 US dollars. Besides the process of the registration of the visa costs 60 US dollars. My dear Raymond, I want to ask you one thing, I need to ask your help with a financial charges for the getting all necessary documents for my coming to you. As probably, may be you know an economic situation in our country, simply it's awful, and at our work don't give the salary to work personal during a long time. Our government explains it to those that simply they don't have money, it's a difficult financial situation, and they don't have recourses on the salary for the any kind of the job in total. My dearest, I have a great desire to come to you, to see you at last and only recourses separate us from each other. I love you so much, honey, and I don't want to lose you. Nobody can help me with it. Of course, I asked my mom and friends too to help me with this charges on the necessary documents for my coming, but my mother doesn't have such money though they would like to help us. And I understand you very well. If I were on your place I was afraid too sending money to the girl whom I have never seen. But my dear Raymond, I'm not able to find such money for my coming to you. I know you must have any doubts, but if you want I can send you the copy of my passport, because I'm serious about our meeting and I want you believe me. If I will send you the copy of my passport you will see that my intentions about us are more then just interest.
My dearest, in general I need for 445 US dollars. It's certainly large money, you probably have thought what it is more than the total price of the visa and visa's registration, but I must to get the foreign passport too of course the price of which is 65 US dollars. Also I will need to pay for medical exams too, it will be 65 dollars. And of course I will need to pay for the coming from Ekateringburg to Moscow, I have learned about the price of the airplane ticket Ekaterinburg - Moscow, it will be 1380.00 Russian rubles or it is around 45 US dollars. By the way Natasha will try to find the cheaper prices of the air ticket for the fling to you. I want to ask you, dear Raymond, what is the nearest airport (name of the airport) from your city (in London and in Italy, and tell me please where it will be better for you to meet me)?
Today I have hard day, I am very tired. But as always I go with pleasure to Internet cafe. Because I know there I will see your letter. To me it is very sad that I live not beside you, Raymond, I think that we could spend time very cheerfully. We could walk and talk about all. We could know each other better and may be we could be not just friends.
Today I met my old friend, I know her for a long time, she works in a serious Firm. She invited me to visit her and her little baby Kristina. I was so happy! As I had today weekend I agreed to visit her and to look at her wonderful girl and her new house in the evening. When I found the necessary address, and have gone to the house I was simply in shock... I’ve never saw such big and beautiful houses before. There are two floors and nine rooms, bathrooms and toilets and big kitchen. Most of all I liked kitchen. I imaged if I had such kitchen I cooked better than at any restaurants. On this kitchen was all absolute... I was met by her husband Misha. He was joking, that this house needs in cleaning about one month and during this time the cleaning was not done because it is too much work. Then I saw Kristina. I love children very much. And Kristina is a very nice girl. She is 3 years old. Usually small children do not wish to communicate with unknown people. But we almost since first minute of dialogue have found common language. Kristina and I began to play. She showed me her nice toys. But most of all she likes to hide. And I looked for her. During all evening me and Nastya (my friend’s name) was talking about all. We remembered a lot of funny things which happened with us when we were studying together at school. It was a very nice evening. This day has passed very cheerfully, I was tired a bit, but it is not important. My dear Raymond, tell me please about your day? I will wait for your letters. With best regards your friend Irina.
P.S. I didn't check my mail on site during 3 days. And I don't want to check it because now I want to meet with you, only with you, my dear Raymond.

Letter 4

Hi my darling!
I didn't receive a letter from you. Are you ok? Please write me as soon as you can.
I miss without you.
Your Irina in Love.

Letter 5

My dear Raymond,
It is so hard for me to read that you not trust me. I send you the copy of my passport, but you wrote other woman send cories of passport too and when they get money they don't come to see the man who sent money to them. I can't understand why they do so. I think it is better to have loving man near you then have some money which you will spend so soon that after you will not remember how you spend it. Besides, I have interesting work. I know I earn not much and probably you will think that I can ask you money because I need money. I want to tell, Raymond, that it hurts me. I have enough money for my life. Of course sometimes I can't buy beautiful dress or go to the sea each summer, but if I want something I can safe money and buy a dress or go to the holidays on the sea.
Else one thing hurted me in your letter. You wrote some woman send you copies of passport and they want to see you. I think we decided not to write other person. I don't check my mail box on the site since that moment when we gave promises to each other. I soend all my time only on you because I really want to meet with you, Raymond.
Visa costs around 120$, but I said 210$, because 60$ is registration of visa and other 30$ is registration of other papers. You wrote your friend Ruslan pay for visa for his wife around 50$. But she was his wife and I can come to you only like a tourist, and the price of visa is bigger then if I were your wife.
About passport. I send you the copy of my Russian passport, but I need foreign passport for my trip. That's why I need to get foreign passport.
Dear Raymond, is everything ok? Seems you don't want I come to you because you want to find reasons for not sending me money.
I could ask Nastya to give me money and she ceeoeai could help me, but understand me too. I heard that some girls took a lot of money from other people (and men told that they will return these money when girl come to them), but they returned home without money and they needed to give a loy of money to people who gave them money. I don't want to be in such situation. That's why if you will help me with money I'll be sure you are not like other men.
Else there are a lot of stories when woman comes to another country and in airport somebody stoles her passport and then she must work on that person because she can't leave country without passport. So, Raymond, if you will send me money then you will meet me in airport I'm sure in it.
I understan you too, but please tru to anderstend me. I will fly to another country to man whom I have never seen before. But I trust you because I see you write me your real feelings about me.
But I'm not sure now. You don't believe me now and you wrote about women who want to meet with you. I'm honest with you and I really write only you. Raymond, are you still want our meeting?
With love, Irina.