Letter(s) from Svetlana Tatarinova to Lee (USA)

Letter 1

Hi Lee!
Thank you for your letter. I becoming attached to your letters and I like it very much. Can you write me more about your work? What is most intresting in it? How do you spend your free time? I was born at Marks town. My mother was born there and lived there for all her life. My father took me out there for not having trouble thoughts about my mother. I like my town Marks very much. I have no brothers and sisters. I have only a cousin she lives in Moscow now. Her name is Nadia.
Now I am working as seller - adviser at biggest company at our city. This is firm that sells furniture. My duties are to show furniture to clients, to tell them all about it, to take orders. I cant say that I like my work very much, but my heads very proud for me, they always say that I am best. They are very good and strong people and I like them a lot. My work is not very far from me, and I always go there by myself. And how long from your home your work is situated?
And some words about my town. My town is not very big. We have no big houses there and the largest house 9-floor building. But our town is enough green and nice. Its situated near the Volga river so we have lots of fishmen. It is not very noisy town. We like our town very much.
So, I would like to tell you about how I get idea to start to write you. The reason is I met one of my old girlfriends, which was my classmate. We spoke a lot and she was very happy and told me her story. One day she with our girlfriends comes to Internet club just for kidding. They did not know lots about Internet. They asked a manager of Internet club what they could do their interesting. He shows them one of Internet dating cites. My girlfriend (Galina) wrote only one not serious letter to a man from United States, Illinois. She did not wait something seriouse. Then she began to go every day and write him. She did not let her girlfriend to come with she. And after one month of communicating she told them that she will go to USA soon and that she love that man. She went to USA for one month and when she returned she were happiest woman of the world. I did not see her such happy before! I was really shocked. It looked like a fairy tale. I was speaking a lots with her and I was so surprised to knew that would like to marry and to come to USA for all her life. I asked her why she did not choose Russian man. She said that American men are better then Russian and that does not drink a lots. They more polite, culture, and kind. They more oriented to a family then Russian. She said, that she had no any problems with living there and she will not share her Stephan with someone else. He is 54 years old, and Galina is very happy with him. She says that difference in ages is not just a little problem. She has advised me to choose only American man. I thought more then one year and only now I know, that I am ready to fallow her advise. I am so sad now that I have no her e-mail now; I have so much questions to her! Unfortunately, I have never been outside Russia, but I hope someday. And I dont know a lots about a trips though a countries. But I so happy that I meet you and I hope to know more about you. My time is over now and I have to go now.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Svetlana

Letter 2

My dear Lee!
Today I just can't wait to read your mail! Its seems it become mean for me more and more! 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 Lee, 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 Lee, 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 Lee,
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:
413090 Russia,
city: Marks
Street: Prospekt Lenina
House: 66
Svetlana Tatarinova

Letter 3

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 Lee! 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 Saratov 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 Svetlana

Letter 4

My sweetheart Lee,
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, Svetlana

Letter 5

My dear love Lee!
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 think a lot about you and about us and I understood that I dreaming about making a family with you to have a honest, loving, reliable husband like you, who will be sure in hisself and in myself. 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 SVA (Saratov visa agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Saratov to the SVA 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 Lee! 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 Lee, 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, Svetlana

Letter 6

Hi my sweetheart!
I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Lee, 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 village home or he can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. Its enough big and old house and it costs about 40 000 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 SVA. 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 SVA 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 Lee, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tommorrow I will try to get 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.
Yours, Svetlana

Letter 7

My dear Lee!
At last that I have come to club and I can sit to relax and write to you letter. I have a rest when I write to you letters or read yours. For me it as personal contact with you and I receive from it a lot of pleasure. I very much miss on you. Yesterday was very heavy day for me. And I am very upset by result of yesterday. I have taken on work a compensatory holiday at own expense and have lead all the day long in travel agency of Saratov therefore have not had time in club and could not write to you. I have made inquiry under the ticket to America up to your city and looked forward to answer. I searched for the cheapest ticket therefore results gave out some times and I have waited all day not having received the desirable price for the ticket. It has very much upset me, all prices very expensive. I did not think that tickets can cost so expencive , I thought that trip to you will cost more cheaply than to me informed in agency. I am very much grieved and upset this news because it means that we never shall meet personally and we shall lose our relations, our feelings, our love. I would like to cry and I hardly would restrain what to not burst into tears. All my dreams and hopes break, I do not want to lose you because you and my love to you this only thing that I have, and I so for a long time searched and waited for you that having lost you now it means for me to lose everything, sense of my existence. I love - I live. And if I shall lose my love to you, that remain to me? It is not fair, I want to have the happiness too, and my happiness it is you! What to me to make? Please give me idea.
With hope and my love to you.
Yours Svetlana

Letter 8

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 oue 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 871 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket:

Depart Moscow (SVO) 7:15 am
Arrive Florence (FLO) 4:20 pm Tue 15-Jun
Airlines: Air France 2545 / 316
Delta 4323
Connect in Paris (CDG), Atlanta (Hartsfield Intl.)

Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you know, I saved up some money, its about 50 dollars for the ticket and all money for the visa. So I need about 821 dollars more. Its really hard for me to find now such money bymyself, it will take about half of year more. Will you help me with it? What do you think about a date of our meeting? Which is the best? The easiest for me is to take vacation in next month. Please write me your opinion. I dont know a lots about how to send money but I will ask it from my cousin, she sent money few times for my aunt from another countries. 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. But it big money and if you cannot help that I can unerstand you . It my mistacke. Everything is Allright.
your Svetlana

Letter 9

My sweetheart Lee! I just so happy to have such great frieand and soulmate as you! Every night I thinking about you, sometimes I can't sleep thinking of you! You can't imagine, how much do you mean for me! You become so close man for me!
Today we had a greatest holiday of out town. There are lots of flags, baloons, fireworks and shows. I was so sad, that you were not with me, I would like to hug you or just keep your hand. That so important for me now, that's my dream. I like such holidays. All people look very happy.
Today I talked with my cousin about us more and she is so happy for us! I ask her about transferring money, she said that the best way is to use western union system and she said, that everybody in America know how does it works. I did not hear about this system of money transferring and I just searched Internet for this to read something about it. And i found this site, where anybody can get nearest bank, which included to western union system. Here it is:
www.westernunion.com . You can visit it and look how does it works. Closest bank to road service station is:
ALFA BANK
MOSKOVSKAYA, 70
SARATOV, 410600
7-845-2524110
Then I went in bank and the clerk has told to me is necessary to use number (MTCN) in transfer of money . You will receive this number at bank and you have to give it to me. I need this code, your name, your adress and your zip code to get money. The clerk has told that without MTCN it is practically impossible to receive money.
Its seems all information that you need to send me money is my name and my surname. You know my name, it is Svetlana and my sirname is: Tatarinova. Please let me know is this information enough for you? Please let me know.
I kiss you and hug you, my love!
Forever yours, Svetlana

Letter 10

My love John.
You so care of me much. I am very grateful to you. Do not worry Money which you will send me precisely will suffice on the ticket. If I shall receive money in the morning Friday that on Saturday the ticket it will be possible to issue completely. Registration of the visa already began. Tomorrow I shall present for it last documents.
I shall very soon see you. It will be the happiest day in my life. Only you will make me happy. Only your lips will kiss me. Only your hands will caress me. Only your heart will beat with mine.
I kiss you.
I love you
Your Svetlana