Letter(s) from Oksana Gewondyan to Eric (USA)

Letter 1

Hi my dear Eric!
This is me again. The first that I wish to tell to you, I am sorry, if I have not answered On your questions in letters as I have around a head From all occuring to me. I so strongly experience, At me affairs much which need to be finished for some days.
And it seems to me, that for this purpose the eternity is necessary, When I shall arrive to you that at us there will be a lot of time what to learn Much better each other, I want you to know how happy I am. I couldn't possibly realize how big and crazy Moscow is. I think that it is much more harder to live here rather than in a small town. Let's not delay this and let me get you the details about my flight to you.There are many requirement I have to meet.
I had to go through some health test which I easily passed.
Thank God I have no problem with my health.
I do need to take some vitamins to have even better health, but that's not a problem. I think that this is because of the bad food product quality and long winters. I am must eat more fruits and vegetables, that's what doctor told me.
I've been to the agency this morning and I was given an info about my flight and the costs that are associated with the flight. I really hope we will be together in a few days. Here is the info


Information for Natalia Tregoubova

Travel agency "Novaturagency" Moscow, Babevskay street, 12 office 105
Manager : Federina Svetlana

Information about the flight :
data flight: Saturday, November 25, 2006

SU 315 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 13:25
John F Kennedy International (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 1 15:50


Consular fee: 125 USD (US dollars)
Agency assistance fee : 250 USD (US dollars)
Ticket fee: 875 USD (US dollars)

Total price: 1250.00 USD (US dollars)

I am going to pay for my trip now and I will wright back to you after my visit to the agency. We going to meet soon, I can't wait till this moment comes.
When I come to your local airport, I will call you and will wait for you there, so you can pick me up. Or you just come to the airport to meet me there right away.
If you can't come to the airport because you're working. That's not a problem, I can wait for you there until you finish your things up.
I know that it will be the end of my trip and I have no problem waiting for you there. This way I have some time to take care of my self so you can see me in good shape. All is going good and now we are only few days apart from each other.
Ok, I have to go now as it is getting late here. I think I gave you all the information so you know what is happening with me.
I am going to the agency now and I will write you back as soon as I have some further info for you about my trip.
Gently kissing and huging you!! Yours Natalia

Letter 2

My honey Eric, that's me again,
I don't know where to begin. It is hard to talk about it. When I went to the travel agency to pay for my trip. I told you about it in my earlier emails, about this big city getting me scared. There are so many people here, everbody is running somewhere and I think they don't see anything around them, they don't care for people who are next to them. I went to the agency by the underground as this is the fastest and unexpensive method to get from one place in this city to another one and this became a nightmare for me. There was a lot of people, everyone was pushing in the vagon. Disaster happened to me, while I was making my way down to the agency. The thing is that I always put my money in wallet and I put my wallet to my bag. I placed my bag over the sholder and I didn't feel it when someone made a small hole in my bag with a razor and nicked my wallet with the money. I know it might sound crazy, but when I came to the agency and this is only 3-4 minutes away from the underground station I suddenly realized that my bag was cut by the razor and my wallet was stolen with all my money that I had to pay for a trip (1250 us dollars to be exact) I didn't know what to do when I found out about my loss.
I wanted to scream and shout about this. I started to cry. The manager in the agency tried to calm me down. The manager gave me some meds to get me relaxed. I don't know what to do. This was all my money I was saving so hard. If i could just help you to get me out of this trouble here in this horrible city. I have no one to help me. I don't know anyone.
You're the only one I could ask for some help. You can possibly help me out and I can borrow the money for the trip to you. I will pay you back this when I come to you and get my job going. I have to pay for my trip within the next 1 day before my interview as I have to show my flight tickets and all the documents package to the people from the embassy. They have to make sure that I am not planning to stay in your country illegally and that I have my flight round trip ticket with an open date. This is one of the rules about obtaining visa.
I have some money at my flat which I am renting here in Moscow.
I have $550 us dollars there which I left as my pocket money and wanted to buy some presents for you with that money, but I guess I am going to use that for my flight if you can help me out.
I've been told by the agency that you can use one of the international agencies that deal with transfering money abroad - Western Union or MoneyGram.
This is one of the fastest ways to send money from all over the wolrd.
I went to the local bank and the manager at the bank explained to me how these systems work.
All you need to do to send the money is my name, my surname (first name and last name) and I will be able to get the money in any Western Union or MoneyGram agency in all over the Moscow.
We need to make it pretty quick because we don't have much time as my interview is only in few days and we got to do it before the interview.
If all is fine then I will be taking the flight which I gave you the info about in my last letter!
I need 700 us dollars. Can you help me out with that amount of money?
If everything will be fine between us I will be able to stay with you for more than 3 month, I can stay with you for up to 12 month during my first visit to your country and then get an extension to my visa. All I need to do is to book a date for my return date. Or I can come back earlier if something goes wrong and we don't feel this chemistry between us.
A little more information about the Western Union or MoneyGram.
These are 2 different systems, but they works similar. You can choose any.
You can find any local Western Union or MoneyGram agent in your area. You need to find it and go there to send the money under my name.
You will be asked for my full name and surname, my address in Moscow where I am currently staying.
Here is all the info you need to know to make a transfer:

My address here in Moscow where I am renting my flat

country: Russia
city: Moscow
address: Lushina 23 flat # 89
postal code: 102021
full name: Natalia Tregoubova (i hope i spelled it correctly)

As soon as you provide them with this info they will be able to initiate the transfer and I will be able to get this money in just 10 minutes in Moscow. But I need to know Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) that the agent will give you in order to pick up this money. I will also need to know your name (first name, last name) as you given it to agent for the transfer and the location of the Western Union/MoneyGram money was sent from.
They agent here in Moscow will ask for this information.

I am really not comfortable sending you a letter like that. My head is spinning round, I still hardly believe in what happened to me.
I wait for your letter badly. I don't know what to do if you can't help me.
I am really scared. We are so close to each other as we've never been and all is ruined by this incident.
I appologize for getting you through all this, but I really have no other options
You're the only hope.
I hope you won't be dissapointed when you meet me. Bye bye!
Yours Natalia