Letter(s) from Svetlana Kurmakova to Gene (USA)

Letter 1

I just saw your profile and I liked it. I would like to correspond with you! I do not play in games and I search only serious relations. My name is Svetlana and I live in Russia,
in a small city which named Uralskiy. 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 my photos!
Please write me only with e-mail:

Letter 2

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 Gene! 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 Perm 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
PS All my photos to you. I will try to get more.

Letter 3

My sweetheart Gene,
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 4

My dear love Gene!
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 PVA (Perm visa agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Perm to the PVA 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 Gene! 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 Gene, 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,
P.S. My last pics one week ago.

Letter 5

Hi my sweetheart!
I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! I am sorry was very busy with visa. Dear Gene, 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 PVA. 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 PVA 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 Gene, 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,

Letter 6

My sweetheart Gene!!!
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 720 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket:
Depart: Perm (PEE) 6:30 am
Arrive: Los Angeles (LAX) 6:24 pm 12 Mar Airlines:Aeroflot-Russian International Airlines 792 / 323 Alaska Airlines 1872 Connect in Moscow (SVO), San Francisco (SFO)
Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you know, I saved up some money, its about 110 dollars for the ticket and all money for the visa. So I need about 610 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 understand you . It my mistacke. Everything is Allright. Yours,

Letter 7

My dear Gene!
I was really pleased to read your letter! My plans was to come to you, but you would like to come to me? I dont know how to do the best. I will be very happy to meet you here! But I have some problems. Unfortunately house of my aunt is not very big and it has only two bedrooms. I dont sure that it will be possible to place you at house of my aunt, but I will ask her. We have no hotels in our city, the closest hotel is situated in Perm and its very far from me. And as I heard there are no much free apartments there so if you would like to come in March I have to reserve it now. Please let me know your idea! Anyway I am so happy to get your news that we shall meet soon! I dreaming very much about it!
So, I will go to my aunt and to my father to speak with them and to say them that you will come here by yourself I think my father will be happy to meet you here!
Love and kisses,
PS My mailing address is:
650056 Russia,
city: Uralskiy
Street: Sovetskaya street
House: 5
Appart: 7

Letter 8

My dear Gene!
I am very glad to receive the letter from you. It is always very pleasant for me to read your letters because in it our ideas are incorporated and it unites us, our souls and our hearts! We find out about each other with every letter more and more though we do not see each other, but through our letters we feel each other and we represent such what is.
But the most important that in our dialogue would not be a deceit and believe me I never deceived you and I can not make it because I believe in kindness, in honesty of people and in love, I understand that all this sounds is banal, but believe me it really so. Certainly I could mistaken somewhere and if so please forgive me. You became very close to me and important, I have grown fond of you and that that now I should you tell breaks my heart, but I should tell it while our correspondence has not gone too far, I spoke you that did not search for long correspondence and have got acquainted with the Internet the first time therefore all my mistakes only from for not skills to use the Internet. I have seen yours profile at dating site and you have sunk down in my heart. I want to get acquainted with you and find out you better in hope for serious relations and for personal meeting. You have responded on my offer and we have started to find out each other better. In consequence of our correspondence I have understood that I love you and I hope you too.
I thought of our relations much and have come to a conclusion that we should meet and I want to be only with you. Nobody is necessary for me except for you and I love only you. These words proceed from my heart. I think that we should make all for our meeting or cease to communicate, because to communicate with you and to not see you kills me. I cannot without you and if we cannot unit our hearts it is better to stop our relations. Understand me correctly I want happiness for us and I do not want to hurt you and me.
Problem is, that I can leave from work only at the next month of this year it is written in my contract with work. The following opportunity will leave from work at me only a year later and I cannot wait so much. For this time there can be much with you and with me and such long separation will not do good for our relations. We can meet only this time because other opportunity will not be. I do not know what to do, I shall try to borrow money at familiar and friends for purchase of the ticket but if I shall not find money or chance to get to you this month, it means that we shall not meet a year more. This idea kills me. Probably I shall write less often to you, but it from for that at me is a lot of work and I want to earn some money for trip to you. Please tell me what I have to do to not lose each other, and I do everything. I wait for your answer with impatience.

Letter 9

My sweetheart Gene!!! 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:

PERM , 614000 Phone: (7 ) (342) 2904076

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: Kurmakova. Please let me know is this information enough for you? Please let me know.
I kiss you and hug you, my love!
Forever yours,

Letter 10

My love Gene!
I was at bank two days ago and get money you sent me! Thank you very much for your care, it was so pleasant for me! I love you so much and think that you are better man of the world! I buy a ticket yesterday and start to make a visa I gave them all necessary documents! I brought them a ticket that I bought. I spend a lot of time there asking a lots of questions and filling a lot of documents. They said, that all is fine and visa will be ready in 20 days! And now I am so happy!!! They asked me to come 8 march one more time to say me more information and to fill some blanks! I so miss you! I am so tired today from work and I havo no rest this weekend. I hope you will forgive me. I will go home now to have a rest and i will come tomorrow to tell you more about my trip to you. I love you very much, yours, Svetlana. PS All your last letter without pictures. I know there are must be many pictures for me. But there are nothing. Anyway thank you very much.