Letter(s) from Tatyana Medwedewa to Gary (USA)

Letter 1

Gary hello! I was so glad to receive a message from you!
My name is Tatyana.
It is really new experience for me because I never wrote e-mails to someone from another country, its a first time! So you see, I'm a usual girl without any secrets and I also have only good intentions! First of all I think I should tell you about this: I will work abroad for about three months so I would like to meet a nice man, who could be my friend and who will show me around. I think that its very difficult to live alone in a foreign country without friends, besides I have never been abroad before.
I don't have a boyfriend so when we get to know each other better we can be more then friend. We will see...
You know, I live in small town in Russia, so for truth I'm just afraid to be lost abroad. So now you understand that I just want to see real life and as I'm travelling alone I wish to find someone to be my guide. I want my man to be kind, open-hearted and truthful.
You know, I'm truthful also, so I want to tell many details about myself.
As I told you, I live in a small town, but I really don't like to live here.
Maybe you heard that its very difficult to find a work in russia, especially in a small town, so I just don't have any opportunities here. In russia also many girls are trying to find a work abroad. I heard about it in the news. So I also decided to work in another country. My job is instructor of modern dancing.
I already started to register documents so I will be able to work in any state of USA (Canada). So now I need to choose in which city I want to work. For truth it is the most difficult problem. As I`m travelling alone I want to find a friend abroad and make a city where he lives to be my destination. I think you understand that its the only chance to change my life.
I'm 25 years old and I'm full of energy! I have many plans and dreams!
I think that I'm pretty enough to have a better place.
I hope you won't be disappointed if you decide to meet me.
Ok, I will finish my e-mail, but I hope to get a reply from you soon!
I will leave my town in several days so I just want to be sure that someone waits for me there so I could feel more safe. I will work all days long and I would like to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better. I hope you will have an interest in meeting me, from my side I will be more then happy to meet you too. I hope you were not tired to read my e-mail? I could tell you more details about me and my life in next e-mails.
Also pls tell me if you like my pictures and if you want to meet me!
I will wait for your answer! Write me here at my private email address!

With best regards, Tatyana.

Letter 2

Gary hello, I was wondering if I receive a message from you, so I was very pleased when I saw your message in my mailbox.
Its very amazing for me to talk to a man who is so far away. Its great I will come to your area and we will meet each other, do you agree??
I can't tell you now what day exactly I will fly, but of course as soon as I learn it - I will tell you.
I'm supposed to work as a waitress in a restaurant. It's a common work for women who come to work to your country from all over the world.
I can speak English and I write without translator.
But before we meet I want to know as much as possible about you and I think I need to tell you also all small things about me.
For truth I'm not sure from where should I start. But ok, I will try.
First of all, I'm 25 years old. My name is Tatyana Medwedewa.
My birthday is 25 may 1980.
I do care about my body very much. I do aerobics everyday when I get up in the morning. It helps me to be full of energy all day.
You know that I'm an instructor of modern dancing.
If you are interesting I will tell you about it:
Modern dance is based on three principles:
1. Movement, 2. Dynamism, 3 Form (not dependent on music).
Its rather difficult to explain what is modern dance, for truth I prefer to dance it for you when we will meet.
So you see I take care of my body and I'm in a good shape.
I'm 167 cm tall (5.6.) and 51 kg weight. I don't know my bust-waist-hips measurements, but I think its ok!!!!
As I wrote you I live in a small town in Russia, its name is Sosnovoborsk.
My city is very small. Some maps even doesn`t show this city.
But we have a lager city near us - Krasnoyarsk. We usually go there by bus or by train to go to theatre or cinema.
You see I'm a usual girl from a small city in Russia so its very easy to make me feel exited! Oh, I think I need to tell you about my family. I live with my parents and my young sister, her name is Olga, she is 18 years old. She entered university this year, history faculty. She wants to be a teacher one day.
My parents are nice people, I love them very much.
My mum is 42 years old and my father is 58 years old. You see that they have such big age difference, but they love each other and they are happy together. Russia its a usual thing when man is much older then a woman. Here you can find more lonely women then lonely men.
Many men in Russia are not family oriented and I can't find the right man here. My father is very good man, he is a bit old fashioned and now in modern Russia is not that easy to find a good man, all men just want to enjoy life and they don't care about the future.
As I told, he is 63, all his life he was a police officer (russian Militsia).
But now he is retired. My mum works as a seller in a shop.
I think I will miss them when I will leave Russia for work, but my parents will stay with my sister, so they won't feel themselve lonely.
They are happy for me, because they want me to be happy and to have my own life.
I will tell my parents today about you, so they won't worry that I will be alone in foreign country.
Pls tell me if you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me it's name and code. Or write me the name of the nearest Airport to you.
You know, I'm sending my e-mails from internet cafe, because I don`t have an internet at home. There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. But if you wish I could call you when I will fly to moscow, because my phone at home doesn't accept international calls.
I think I will fly to moscow in few days to start my trip.
In any case you will need it, here is my home adress: Russia, Sosnovoborsk, Sovetskaya street 16-29. Ok, I think I told you all main things about me, so now you know more. I'm sending a kiss for you but I'm not sure if you could get it or not, because its the ocean between us. I will wait for your answer with impatience!!!!

With best wishes, Tatyana

P.S. I'm sending 4 more photos. I'm sending four pics for you. One of them are me with Olga.
We joked. I with mum. She very beautiful!!! And I with flowers. I very much love flowers. Wonderful roses!

Letter 3

Hello!!! How are you? I forgot to write you last night I had a beautiful dream about our meeting. I woke up with a smile on my face!!
I feel myself like I'm the happiest girl in the world!!!
After I started my trip I began to feel myself a little bit closer to you! Do you feel it?
As soon as I make final final arrangements with my flight and as soon as I learn the information I will write you all details!!!
I made final arrangements with my documents, today I made a xerox copy of my passport. And I am sending you it now.
In Moscow there are so many different museums! I wrote you I went yesterday to the Museum of Moscow's history. I have known many interesting things! Today I was in The State Tretyakov Gallery (The National Museum of Russian Fine Arts). It is not far from the Kremlin, there should be a lot of tourists from all over the world. I read about this gallery before, its exposition contains near 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics. It should be really amazing!!! Ok, honey, now I'm very hungry, I will go to have some food and write you again! Sorry my emails are not too long, everything is still not usual for me and my mind is in a mess. I hope next time I will write you everything you want to know. I will go to the travel agency tomorrow and they will give me all information. And I hope you have a place for me in your heart!!! Oh I forgot to tell you my sister wrote me an email today, she and my parents worry about me so much! They hope you are really good man and do no harm to me and take care about me!
Always yours,
your girl in Moscow!!!

Letter 4

Gary hello! I'm so happy I finally have time to write you a long e-mail.
I have so many things to share with you. I have so many new emotions.
First of all I think its very difficult to live alone in such big city as Moscow. It is so crowded, in my city life is more calm.
Ok, I think you are waiting for travel details from me, aren't you?
As you know, I was in travel agency today - the nearest possible flight will be May 26. I hope you are OK with that date. Will you be able to meet me on that date? If you are busy I will understand, but then I will need some instructions from you.
I hope you will have some free time to spend with me!!!!!
OK enough talking. Here is the information about my trip I received today!!!!!!!!

Review Trip Details of Tatyana Medwedewa
1. Review Flight

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Buffalo, New York, USA Saturday, May 26, 2007
Flights All airports (MOW), Moscow, Russian Federation to Greater Buffalo Int'l (BUF), Buffalo,
New York, USA
LEGEND: 1st=First, Biz=Business, Eco=Economy, N/A=Class does not exist, No=All seats full,
OP=Flight operated by another carrier, R=On Request TR=Traffic Restrictions apply to this flight
Flight Departing Arriving Stops / Aircraft Duration Seats available
1st Biz Eco
Delta Air Lines
DL 047 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 12:25
William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal S 15:50
Non-stop / 763 15h03min N/A Yes Yes
Airtran Airways
FL 552 William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal N 17:25
Greater Buffalo Int'l (BUF), Buffalo, New York, USA 19:28

2. Traveler Information
Miss Tatyana Medwedewa
Traveler passport number: 6504 746309
City of Birth: Sosnovoborsk, Krasnoyarskaya Oblast, Russia
Confirmation booking number: 3K73J
Eco class

3. Summary of Trip Costs

roundtrip tickets
payment for documents
taxes
service Fee
travel Insurance

Travelers: 1

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Total Cost for Trip : $1324.31
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G&B Travel, Moscow, Voznesenskiy bulvar 2/17. tel. (495)921-37-73
Fax (495)921-95-71
licence ? 0028334, 0093281

Now I want to let you know the information about my visa.
My work visa was created to allow people to come over there temporarily, mainly for non-agricultural jobs. Up to 66,000 visas are issued every year. This year's annual quota has not yet been reached. Prospects are good that such visas will remain available in future years.
I should come to accept a temporary or seasonal non-agricultural job from an employer.
I have correct background, skills or natural abilities needed by the employer so it's possible for me to come.
I gathered all documents I need for my trip:
Labour certification in the Ministry of work and approval of Service of Immigration and
Naturalization (form I-797)
the filled questionnaire (form DS-156).
The valid passport;
the original of the Notice on approval (Form I-797);
the documents confirming an operational experience in corresponding sphere.
The maximal stay in status of my visa should not exceed three years.
Minimal - 3 months.
I will work as a dance teacher! I have few suggestions but I will pick it up when I come to you! I want to be sure it's near your place! I've been told I can earn good money! I can't make final arrangements by internet because they want to know how well I dance and I can't show it by internet!
If you want to hear my happy voice I can call you! Just tell me!
You see I booked tickets and I need to buy it before my interview to get a visa.
By the rules of your country to get a work visa I should collect all documents and book and pay for tickets. This type of visa is easy to approve because it's for work purposes. Many young people all over the world go to work to your country and receive good income.
You know all my documents are ready so now I just need to buy roundtrip tickets.
Please try to help me to pay for my tickets next two days.
I'm asking for your help because - I didn't expect I will pay so much money for a plane tickets from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow. Discounts were limited and I didn't plan this flight in advance so I couldn't get a discount.
I didn't expect living expenses in Moscow are so high...
I thought maybe I can but a one way ticket to your country but I need to buy roundtrip tickets, such are the rules to get a visa...
You are my darling and I hope you will support me in good and bad times in my life and I'm ready to support you too....
I spent some money to but some souvenirs for you because I care about you so much. So I bought some stuff for tourists here....
I'm sure you will help me! I swear I will give the money back to you as soon as I earn it!
I think about you only last days and I want to hug you as soon as I meet you in the Airport!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't think I'm a silly girl! I was saving the money few months and everything went slowly till I met you in Internet. And after it I became like a crazy girl, I rushed to meet you and I want in a hurry to make the distance between us a little bit shorter.
OK... maybe I'm a silly girl but I really want to meet you!
I don't know why... I've never met you but I have a good feeling we will like each other! I just feel it!
I have some money but it's not enough to pay for everything...
documents, tickets, living and food expenses. Please send me 985 $ today and I will be able to complete my trip.
I checked all ways to receive your help in my situation, you can't pay directly for tickets. To get a visa I should prove the my financial responsibility and make payments by myself.
OK I will try to be short. The safest way to send the money is Western Union, this company is used by all countries and has a good reputation.
You should send 985 US dollars to
Russia
Moscow
My full name:
Tatyana Medwedewa
I've been told it's enough information.

After it please write me:
The name of sender (your full name)
The MTCN number (money transfer control number)
I will go to any Western Union office which is close to me, show them my identification, say MTCN and pick up the money.
If you need the address of the closest to me Western Union office in Moscow
it's address is
MASTER BANK
YASENEVAYA 39
MOSCOW , 115597
After it I will go to my interview and get a visa and we will be together soon.
I'm sure we will like each other and we can probably stay together forever! I will prolong my visa or apply for a green card!
Sorry my parents are paying for the education of my sister, they helped me as much as they could.
OK! Everybody has difficulties in it's life! You know maybe women in Russia (and me too!) are not that world oriented... I don't know how to explain... I've never made any trips abroad... I don't have such experience. I come from a small city. I'm not a feminist girl, I'm ready to listen to my man and do everything he tells me. Maybe I'm too old traditioned? I don't know... I'm sure you will help me and we will meet each other and have a great time together! When I come to you I will listen to your advises and I will do everything you tell me! You are such a good man!

Forever yours,
Tatyana!!