Letter(s) from Ekaterina Yureva to Tom (USA)

Letter 1

Hi Tom!
How your day? I hope you are glad to receive my letter because when I have received your letter I really was delighted. Many thanks.You are the first person I have had correspondence. For I have never done the correspondence before.
I must admit that this is quite a pleasant surprise I am very glad that I have chosen you from all the others who was at the site webdate. I had no a lot of time to look all profiles on a site. I have chosen the first profile which has liked me. Probably my hand was directed with success. It was experiment. I was not confident, in anything. I have caught fortune for its tail. Smile!!! you must think about why I send email to a man half way around the world from me? I thought I should explain? I am really tired of the way most Russian men think and act. There are some who are okay but it seems that the majority of them have a real bad attitude. It seems especially previlent in the Magadan I live in. Magadan it basically consist from a prison for criminals and gangsters. Here bring all convicts, from all country. I am looking for a man from USA because I believe that you would have a better value system than the mans in the Magadan. I do not have a problem in meeting mans at all, just it is hard to find the "right man". Also I have written to you because I am admired with America.
I would like to know more about this Country and about its people. Also I want to study the English language better. I study the English language during 9 years and I want to know the English language in perfection. I can write and speak English, but not so is fast, as you. (Smile) Also I have one more problem: As any other woman, I have not enough dialogue with the man. In the past I had awful experience with young the man. After that I have become reserved. Therefore I have very few friends. I could not to communicate with anybody. It is now difficult for me to communicate with Russian men. But dialogue is necessary for me. And I have decided, that through e-mail with the man from other Country it will be easier to find common language. Also I am extremely shy when I first meet someone especially with men. Actually e-mailing like this is very comfortable for me. I do like to talk but sometimes is difficult to the words out when you are face to face with someone for the first time.
I hope, that you are not disappointed with our correspondence? I already adult woman, and I want to have my own family. I want to love and to be loved. I want to have children. Therefore I like adult men who can seriously look at a life and be respectful to the woman. Therefore I prefer men who is older than I. I am sure that men of this age are good husbands and fathers. Obviously my future goal is to be married. Is that your goal too? I need in adult serious man. I do not want to repeat experience of my mother: We were thrown by father when I was 1 year old. Mom spoke, that he was frightened of difficulties and was not ready to home life. I know, how it is difficult to not have a close people. I am ready to give everything for my future husband and children. They won't be lonely, because I will encircle them with warm and love. People without love cannot be happy. But when near there is a close person whom you love, life becomes fine irrespective of where you live and what you have. But the loneliness fills a life with sadness. But I do not want to speak about sadness anymore. In the rest, I the usual girl. I like to listen to music, to look cinema, to dance, ski, walk in the forest. All it distract me from everyday problems.
Can I ask you why you are lonely?
I wait for your Tom letter. GOOD LUCK!!!
Yours friend Ekaterina.
P.S. This picture has been taken this winter.

Letter 2

Hi, Tom! (English)
Zdravstvuy Tom! (Russian)
I am very glad, again to see your answer. Each time you write me, I think I fall more for you....
I am frankly glad that again I have a possibility to write you. I a thought, what it am mutual?
Thanks for a picture, I very much loved your picture. It is very pleasant for me to have correspondence with beautiful and strong the man. I shall continue the story about me, that we could learn each other better. I already wrote you, that I was brought up by mom. I the only child in family. I have no any brothers and sisters and no any relatives. Therefore I have matured early. I very much have early learned how to cook, tidy up the house, and to erase linen. Mom worked, and all our home was on me. I did not have time for play with friends. I never, had no many friends. My family and my best friend was my mom. 5 years ago she has died. It was the big loss for me. In my 27 years, the life has forced me, to be independent, responsible, serious and strong. But I do not regret about anything. All it was useful in my life very much, because I live absolutely alone already for 5 years. I have reconciled and have got accustomed to everything, except for loneliness.
The loneliness in soul kills me from within. I want to find serious strong attitudes which will be surrounded love, trust and understanding. I am looking for a man to share lifelong love. To share with him all pleasures. For the sake of him I will be ready to pass through all misfortunes and misery. For love there are no barrier and borders. If I will find love, for me also there will be no barrier, borders and distances. I want to find a man with kind heart. I love kindness and I hate a rage. For me the most important in a man - honesty and kindness. Without this is impossible to create the world of harmony and love. Roughness destroys love. I am ready to give all my love to a man who also is ready to give me his love.
I think that in any relations the main thing - mutual respect and mutual understanding. I think it not so a lot. The rest is not important for me. Kindness. Honesty. Respect. My city very small, probably therefore I have not found worthy the man.
I want someone who take the vows of marriage very seriously. I want that he was my best friend, my lover, and my husbend all of times. I am a very loving person and if I will give my love to someone I will be totally devoted to him.
I will be true to my soul-mate in any way, and I look for someone who would be as well true to me. I want someone with whom I share all of my joys of life, and who will be with me in sad days.
I want to find the partner in life to enjoy life together and to go in the future together. I want to find a man who will be my support and protection. I want to find a man, with whom we will create the world of love, kindness and honesty. I want to see in a man - honesty and kindness. It's main thing because the lie and a rage spoil any relations. I want to find the guy who in reply to my love will present to me his love. Heart of a man is most important.I have very quiet and counterbalanced character. I am very slow to anger and am rarely upset with anyone or anything. I believe life is too short for bad feelings. I have soft and quiet character. What character you have? Now I want to tell to you about place where I live. As I already wrote to you, I live in Arman' city which is located near Magadan city. Arman ' settlement of city type in area Olskom, the Magadan area of Russia, on coast of sea of Okhotsk.
The population of 2,4 thousand inhabitants. Geographical breadth: 59°34. A geographical longitude: 150°46.
Here there are no bars, clubs, discos and supermarkets. All this is in Magadan.
I love my city. Here very beautifully. On the one hand the city is surrounded with a wood, and with another the sea of Okhotsk. Also nearby there are hills and heights. I like to bathe in the summer, and winter I like to ski. Tell me more about place, where you live in?
Now I should finish the letter, and exempt a computer.
I with impatience shall wait your answer.
Good-bye Tom. (English)
Do svidaniya Tom. (Russian)
Yours friend Ekaterina.

Letter 3

Hi my dear and the distant friend Tom!
Zdravstvuy, moy dorogoy i dalekiy drug Tom!
Thanks for new picture. I already spoke, that you a handsome man. Your new picture confirm my words. You really very charming and attractive a man and to look at you is very pleasant.
I have no car, and don't know how to drive a car. I go for work by the bus. I am madly glad to your letter. I think woman for happiness it is necessary little. The only thing she lacks is simple warm and caress. This is the problem of Russian men. The Russian lady does everything for the man but she doesn't get anything from him. All she needs is at least a couple of tender words and touching of his hands. Isn't it so difficult? I think it isn't difficult to present your lady a romantic evening and a supper with candles, but in Russia as a rule a woman makes such a present but not a man. When a woman carries heavy bags in the street, no man will help her, he will only turn his look away and go farther. That's why the Russian lady never feels happy at her heart.
You say that I am beautiful. In Russia I am not considered like a beautiful lady, Russian men usually treat ladies disrespectfully. They consider that woman only have to work, cook, wash up and entertain the man when he wants. Or see the woman, as an essence for sex. To offend a woman is a usual thing for the Russian man.
I like to cook and wash up but sometimes I would like to get simple caress, love and attention. I don't want to offend all the men, there are good men but there are few of them.
Yes, a long time I loved a young man. We had good time together. He was kind.
But he liked to drink. Alcohol it probably the big problem of all men in Russia.
When he was drunk he became an absolutely other person. He talked badly with me.
Later his love to alcohol became a habit. He became rude and evil. He even beat me several times and next day he smiled and talked with me as if nothing happened to.
I began to be afraid of him and I must leave him. My soul was wounded very much.
After this I couldn't make to get acquainted with another man. Now I don't trust Russian men. I am afraid to give my love to somebody and to get rudeness back.
I shall close this theme as it is not pleasant to me.
Also the awful accident has happened today in Magadan. The police have seized two Chechen kamikazes with shakhids belts filled with explosive. I am very glad, that they have been caught in time, and nobody has suffered. The Chechen terrorists many years hold in awe the Russian people. It's very good, that our government and police worked well this time. Sometimes I become scared to live In the country where there is such republic as Chechen Republic. I am glad that whole world was united against terrorism. It is terrible to live in the world where there are such people similar Osama Bin Laden. Now I'm wondered, what do you think about terrorism in the world?
I must finish my letter. I don't want but I have to. I not always can use a computer when I want it. Not be upset, if not receive my letters every day. Consider this with understanding.
I want to ask you what makes you happy Tom?
Sincerely yours and with best wishes.
I am shy, but I kiss you hotly, my Tom.

Letter 4

Hi, Tom I cannot explain to you in words on how you have made me feel inside over the past weeks. You have made my days sunny, the colors I see brighter, and the thought of you has made me happy. It seems like nothing bothers me now. I just think of you and my problems go away. I know we have only know each other for a short time, but I feel a connection to you. I hope that you feel the same. I can be a little eccentric at times especially when it comes to describing my feeling.
I am very glad that you have written me. Thank you very much. I like your letters very much and wait for them every day. It is very pleasant for me, to answer your letters.
Yesterday the rain was. And I was thoughtful. Sometimes, me to like, such weather. But do not think, I like all seasons. We have all 4 seasons.
I like autumn in Arman'. Yellow leaves, gold trees. It is so wonderful to walk in the park and to listen how leaves rustle under feet, and to feel in the air the smell of arriving winter. And clouds floating in the sky; and birds are departing to the warm grounds. And at night the sky begins to cry. The rain knocks on windows and roofs.
A lightning illuminates for shares of second the empty streets. It is fine. In such weather it would be desirable to appear in a small room with a warm fireplace. Weak light and singing of a cricket. And if near there will be a beloved - it will be paradise. How you think Tom? What can be finer than romantic evening in rainy day? I at all do not know what season I like more. As well as all people, I wait for the summer in the winter, and in the summer I wait for the winter. But all the same Siberian winter is delightful. All the world around is white. Only fur-trees with the green clothes heat a look. And falls of snow bewitches. Especially in the evening.
Flows of light from a window, and on a background of black sky, small snowflakes are similar to stars. If during this moment for a long time you look at the sky - it seems that you flies through these wonderful snowflakes towards something unknown.
I like spring in Arman'. The world as though is born again. Air is filled with freshness. All troubles and failures thawed together with snow. The sounds of the baby birds chirping for the first time. Summer is a fine mood, the desire to learn the world, to have a rest and enjoy life. I feel that I rambling on. Forgive me. Simply now I have romantic mood.
Now, I will go back to thinking about you in my mind and in my heart and wait impatiently until I find you again in my mailbox (SMILE)! Sincerely, Ekaterina.
P.S. This picture has been taken in Arman '. I very much love flowers. My favourite flowers a jasmin and snowdrop. The snowdrop is the very first flowers after winter. What your favourite flower?

Letter 5

Hi, my far, but dear friend Tom.
Many thanks for your letter. It was the long-awaited letter. I am really madly glad to receive your letter. I am really glad that I have found you. Please, READ ATTENTIVELY THIS LETTER, and try understand me as it is possible better.
Tom you are starting to get a hold of my heart all is closer and closer but please just dont break my heart again.
I should tell to you that I have ocean of emotions and sensations which I had no in my heart before. And on this, my reason and my heart say me that I should answer by sincerity your constant sincerity. My heart and my reason says me that I should tell what I feel now because it is a part of our friendship and I should share it with you. I should tell that it was required some days to think over this letter, because I wanted to say just the right things to you. I didn't want to offend or upset you in anyway, and it really bothered me that saying something wrong may do that. I normally speak directly from my heart, and I am right now, but sometimes, words must be carefully chosen. I feel somewhat lost when I have no opportunity to use a computer to read your letter. In my soul, I feel contentment and joy when I think of you.
I have never done this in my life, (tried to initiate a relationship halfway across the world), and I might have much to learn about how to proceed, but I am more than willing to learn whatever it takes to succeed if that is your desire as well. I also believe that couples should be the best friends possible, which trust and share with each other everything that they feel. I do not know if my word and thoughts make sense to you, and I try very hard to put them in typed words that you will feel and understand. I believe in God, and I believe that I have been put through trials to prepare me for meeting a man with whom I will spend the rest of my life loving, to better appreciate him, respect him and cherish the love, that he would give; only asking that I return the same. I hope that my words and letters are not boring to you, but they are much more than mere words, they are my thoughts and feelings, and I send them out to you. I very much desire that you find it in your heart and are comfortable with sharing your personal feelings with me, I wish to know you on a more intimate level, I would like you to share your dreams, your hopes, your feelings of the heart with me, I truly wish to connect with you on a level that goes way beyond mere friendship......Probably it is love? All in comparison with you is insignificant, that it is practically impossible for me not to fall in love with you. Please do not think me foolish for thinking these things, I believe that in order for anything to succeed, you have to be honest, and that is what I am doing with you. Could you close your eyes for just a minute, and think and dream of what a life we could share, what it would be like, the fun of learning each other. I really believe that dreams do come true for people which dare to believe in dreams, because if they believe in them hard enough, dreams could become in reality. I guess that you are shocked that I feel this way, but here, where I was raised, the gift of true love from a man is something that is more similar to a Mirage or self-deception, rather than mutual feeling which two enamored people can give each other. I hope that I am not rambling on with my words. I have so much that I wish to share with you, and each time I write to you, I feel there is never enough time to say everything that I want to say, and I always feel that I have forgotten something important that I wanted to share with you. Tom, when I speak of you and I think of you, it does not matter for me what anyone else thinks. I want to tell that you are very beautiful for me. I mean, I find that you are not only attractive as a man, I also speak of the beauty that is within you, beauty of your internal world, and alas, this particular type of beauty is very special and rare. Most men have only appearances, but not have beauty inside, and this is where true beauty is. This, is that for me is the most important and significant in all limits of my character, my soul and my consciousness. Your words spoken to me with so much kindness and care, they express the beauty within you. I think that you are truly handsome, the essence of what beauty should be, and there is nothing that anyone could say to me that would compel to change my mind even a little bit. I want to reduce essence of all my letter only to one thought. I do not know if I could clearly explain all my thoughts and feelings, which overflow me now, or not. I want to tell that I feel, we become very good friends and I really enjoy our friendship. I aspire to learn you more and I dare to hope that you suppose a thought that our relations can develop more than it enough for simple friendship. It is that way which I feel. As always I hope that my letter finds you in good health and spirits, and I hope that every yours wish you have comes true one day. I will look forward to your reply as always with anticipation and impatience....
I am not capable to open Word document.
I hope that your reply is not of a harsh nature, and I look forward to its arrival.
With tenderness, Ekaterina.
P.S. I hope, I did not frighten off you this picture. I think, we became much closer each other, and I can send you this picture. It is a test picture, from a photo collection Natasha. It is demonstration of "youth free hairstyle".