Letter(s) from Elena Shipunova to James (USA)

Letter 1

Hello!!!How are you? My name is Elena. I am very glad to see your email in mail box. First of all i would like to wish you Happy New Year and Marry Cristmas.
Sorry, it takes a lot of time to write you back,cause i dont have a computer at home. Sometimes i use it in internet cafe.
First of all i have to explain you that i am from Russia,and i live in Sterlitomack . Its very good city. Its about 1000 km from Ekaterinburg .
Unfortunatly, i have never been in USA. But i think its very good country with a good traditions.
I hope you are not very sad that i am from Russia. My profile shows that i am from USA cause Its my first time, i have never done it before and maybe did something wrong, but i want to be honest with you thats why i am telling you where i am realy from.
It this letter i would like to tell you about myself as much as i can and you can see who i am.

Today we have - 16C (temperature) and its very cold. What about in your place?
I desided to put my profile on Yahoo. And find someone from another country, because i am very lonely in Russia, and i could not find someone special for me there. And i know that many russians girls found their love in your country and i am also decided to do it.
By the way my friend has found her husband on Yahoo, he is from Germany, and now they are very happy together and they are living in Berlin.
And i also want to be happy with someone spesial for me, and who will love me. And age doesnt matter for me at all, the main thing is to be happy and find love. I ve told my friends about my desision to write to you and they are supporting me, cause they worry about me and wants to see me happy.
Some information about my family, my parents past away and i live alone now. And i dont want to be here alone. And i dont have any brothers or sisters. Thats why i want to try to find my love in other country.
I have nothing here to stay in Russia.

Now some special information about me and what i like:

- i am Christian
- i like roses
- my favorite color is blue
- my favorite music is Classical.
- i like animals (all animals)
- i like cooking very much (my favorite dish is apple pie)
- also i like read books (Bulgakov), Nabokov.
- i like cars but i dont have it.
- i like quiet places.
- i like go to the cinema.
- i dont smoke, and drink - socialy
- i dont have any tatoos or pircing.
Sorry for long letter i hope you are not tired yet.!!!!
It was what i like, there are some things a dont like:
- i dont like go to disco, cause there are a lot of people
i hate it.
- I dont like winter, cause its very cold in Russia.
- i have high grade education i finished The Medecal Academy, I am a Doctor, seurgion.
That is all for today, now its your turn to ask me a questions.
Tell me what you like, and dont like, your favorite things,and evrething you want to tell me.

I hope my letter is not boring for you, good buy for now i have to go home cause its late. If you write me back i will answer as soon as i can.

Your friend from Russia
Elena

Letter 2

Hello my dear Jim How are you today?
I am very glad to see your email. And would like to see all of your pictures, cause its very intresting for me.
It makes my day. I am happy to read your emails. I see we have a lot of common thing and i like it very much. I think we are becoming more closer to each other. Ive choose your profile cause i like you very much, when i read your profile i think you are very interesting person. And i think i am always looking for you.

I would like to tell you about our New Years Day, and how we celebrate it. I with my friends went to the center of our city to see celebration party near the New Year Tree. Then we go to my appartment to have celebration party. Before 12 p m, we listening the congratulations from our President and then we wish each other Happy New Year.
And then we celebrate this holiday all night. And its very sad that you couldnt see it. I think you will like it very much.

By the way i have something more to tell you about me. I didnt tell you that i like travel.I have been in Moscow,i ve been there some years ago with my friends.
Also I have been in St.Pitersburg. It was wonderful to see good places. But unfortunatly i had no chance to visit any foring country very often, i think its very intresting to know about culture of other countries. I ve been only in Turkey 2 years ago.
Some more information about me:
- i have brown eyes
- i am 5'6
- i am 55 kg
- my size (88-63-92)in cm.

Also i would like to tell you that i work in a hospital in my town. I am a surgeon. But i earn not much in our country. About 200 - 300 USD in your money per month. Its very little money.
Now i would like to tell you about my last weekends.
It was - 13 C digrees ( this is a teperature in Celcius), and i with my frends went to the forest for a camping. And it was very funy.
Do you like camp?
By the way, I will be 36 years old soon.
My birthday 15th of February .Can you belive it!!!.
But its nothing special for me in this day, cause i will stay at home this day.I am very lonely in my birthday cause i dont have a man who love me.
Now i am very sad that you are so far away from me, cause we couldnt be together on my birthday .

I have a dream to have a family, to take care about my housband. Its all i want in my life, i just want to be happy.And its doesnt matter in what kind of country my future husband is living.
I will be next to him, and i will find any job i can to help have a good style of life.

Ok there are some more questions for you:
- what did you do on weekend
- what did you do for fun
- what do you fill about such relationships as we can have.

Please answer this question, cause its very inportant for me.

I will be waiting for your replay very much. Goodbay for now i have to go for a work.

Yours,Elena

P.S XOXOXO Sorry if iam not answer all your question cause my English is not very good.

Letter 3

My sweet darling,
I have just been at the Consulate where I have had an interview.
Everything was great, I was aksed some questions about my background, wages, the aim of my coming to the US, my parents' background and so on, and at the end I was told I am going to be given a visa and I was so happy to hear it, my sweetest, because it means we can be together on soon at last and I so much want it, honey, I want it with all my heart and I hope it is going to happen to us. But my sweetheart, I was told at the Interview one thing that made me really worried and I really do not know what to do now. I was told about the rule at the Customs that is needed to fulfill by every person from former republics of Soviet Union coming to your country with a tourist visa. I'll have to show an amount of money at the Customs in Moscow to prove my ability to travel in the US and cover all my expenses. As I was explained, there have been a lot of people who went to your country with a tourist visa and did some crime and become illegal, and also especially after the terroristic acts in my country that happened this autumn and now I can go through the Customs only showing this money to prove that my aim of coming to the US is travelling and going sightseeing and not becoming a prostitute or a criminal. I understand it is a very good rule for your country but I do not know what to do now because I could never imagine that it is going to be $2500. My love, I wish I could know about it earlier so that we could be prepared for it,and but now when the tickets are booked and our happiness can be possible at last we have this problem and I do not now how to solve it. I have talked to my friends and they are going to help us but I do not know how much we can get. I hope for your help, honey, it is all that I can pray for.
I am really shocked and worried now and so much want us to be happy at last but cannot do anything.
The most terrible thing is that if I do not fulfill this rule at the Customs I'll be refused to go to you and my visa will become invalid and it means that I am not a reliable person and it is very possible that I'll not be allowed to get a visa to your country again for several years and we'll not be together. My love, I so much hope for you, I cannot return back to my life before you and cannot even imagine how miserable it would be. I'll do my best to get as much money as I can, we need this money to show only and I'll be able to return it back to you and to my friends as soon as I am with you, in your arms, but first of all we need to find this money, my love. I am so much worried and I need you so much, my honey, so so much...
Please write me as soon as possible,
Your Elena with love

Letter 4

Hello my sweetest Jim,
You don't know how happy I was this evening when I got your mail, you so much have made the day complete my love . I do dream alot while awake and asleep of us happily together and treasure all the hopes for tomorrow , our relationship grows like a flower reaching toward the sun . As I read all your letters and look at the pictures you have sent me I realize how much happiness we have brought into each others lives and its such a wonderful feeling . I shall love and cherish you always and forever my darling. I PROMISE YOU that I will always try to do everything to make you happy and feel loved, to give you all the joy and happiness of love and life which I have for you in my heart. The more we love each other and show our affection the more we will take this love in return.... You are very sweet, tender, attentive and caring person and I really cannot wait till we are together....
Denied fuel, that flame might dim and falter, leaving the darkness to rule the night. The fuel that sustains that flame is love itself. This is why love is so important. This is why, when you have found the one person in the world for you, you must hold onto that person with all of your heart. I think you understand what I am saying. Without love, life is far less meaningful. With love, one can find meaning in every aspect of the world around us. Clouds, blades of grass, birds soaring in the air, they all are brought into sharper focus by the lens of love.
The day my eyes meet yours i will be complete.The day my hand holds yours i will be overwhelmed.The day my lips meet yours i will be filled with love.The day i make love to you,we will become one.....FOREVER.......
I am so Lonely in Moscow and wait for your help. Your love is waiting for you.
With all my love that I have for you in my heart,
Your Elena

Letter 5

My love,

I am sorry but I lost the money. Someone cut my handbag and wallet in a bus I feel so lost and guilty. It is my fault only and I have to solve this problem by myself. I was at the police and they said that it is very common in Moscow and it is impossible to find those who sentthe money. I will conact you as soon as I find out the way out to come to you and return you the money. I am sorry, my love.

Your Elena