Letter(s) from Ekaterina Silaeva to Mark (UK)

Letter 1

Hello!!! It was very nice to receive a message from you!
it is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world. I do hope you will be enough patient to understand my writing. I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I don`t have big secrets. The thing is that I will work abroad for three months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to be my guideor just be good friend to spend time with.I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends and also I have never been abroad. I am from so small town here in Russia,I am afraid to be lost. I want to see real life and it is impossible to see without person who knows all sides of the life. It doesn`t matter what age is he or what is his eyes color, I just want to know that he is kind and open-hearted inside. I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain it by the first time but I want you to know my plans. In Russia many young girls also want to start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program "Work and travel" for young people who wants to work abroad. I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to register documents and gives suitable work in any state(town)of USA, Canada or Europa (or other big country) . I just need to choose.I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work. I`m 25 years old and I`m not afraid of work (I will work as a Nail Technician (manicure master). I think it is the right way for me, I am lost here, and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place. I never been abroad so I decided to find a friend abroad and make his city to be my destination. I want to repeat the same way,it is my only chance to change my life. I am full of plans and different dreams. I have light brown hair and grey eyes. I think I look very good, but first of all I want to be beautiful inside. I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real life if we will meet. Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply. I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like to be sure that I have a man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I would like to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better. if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too. My be it sounds silly but I just don't want to be alone in the evenings,and I want to be sure in advance that somebody waits for me! I think that my e-mail starts to be too long so I will tell you all details about me and my life that you would like to know in next e-mails if you will like my pictures and will want to meet me! I send my different photos.
By the way, this sil_1981@ranbler.net is my personal e-mail adress, so pls write me here ok?
With best regards Ekaterina (this is my name)!

Letter 2

Hello, its me again!! I just wanted to tell you hi!!
I decided to send you more photos, I hope you will like it.
One of me reading a detective book, russian author Dovlatov, it was very interesting. And on another photos is me playing tennis.
I`m not a good player but it helps me to keep feet. I usually play with my younger sister.
I think you are interested that I don`t have a boyfriend, because all men here look on my appearance and I want somebody who will look inside me.
I also want to see your different photos and hope to know you better!
I will write you long e-mail about everything later!

Kisses, Ekaterina

Letter 3

Mark hello! Thank's for your reply so much!!! I hope soon I will be able to come to your area and we will meet each other! This time I will write you more about myself. I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests. I'm 25 years old, not too young I think? My birthday is 4 December. I'm 164 cm tall (5.4.) and 51,5 kg weight.. I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I take care of my body, I do aerobics three times a week and I go to the swimming pool twice a week. I have a younger sister, she is 13 years old, she studies in school. Her name is Olga, I love her very much, she is very nice and kind! We all (me, my sister and my parents) live in two-rooms flat. As I wrote you I live in Russia. The name of my city is Divnogorsk, it's near Krasnoyarsk city. Divnogorsk is very small and Krasnoyarsk is a large city, the main city in our district. I graduated from Krasnoyarsk Humanitarian University two years ago. As I wrote you I`m a nail Technician, my city is small but we have a beauty salon here. Sometimes I attend courses in Krasnoyarsk so I have several diplomas, but you know in russia we don`t have good work opportunities. But this work help me to take care about myself. When I come to your city I think it won`t be a problem to find work on my specialization, because everywhere women wants to look good. I decided to send you more photos, I hope you will like it. One of my photos is on work, as I told you I work as a nail Technician, I have a diploma also, in case you are interesting I sent it also. My father is 61 years old now, my mom is 49. You see my mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together. My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I also could play a piano a little. I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like all kinds of music! A little about my father: he is in a good shape because we usually make exercises together, he doesn`t work now, because he is retired already. I love both my parents and I'm happy my parents will be not alone when I leave them and will go to another country. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness! I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday! I've never tried it! Do you have an International Airport in your city? Please write me it's name an code. Or write me the name of the nearest Airport to you. I write you my emails from Internet cafe, I don't have my own computer. If you want I can call you when I will be in Moscow, it would be nice to talk to you. We don't have international calls here. I suppose in few days I will fly to Moscow and start my trip! Today I will tell my parents about you, I'm sure they will be happy that someone is waiting for me over there! There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails? My address here is Russia, Divnogorsk, Nagornaya street 8, flat 2, post code(zip) - 663094. So now you have a representation of who I am.... I just can tell you that I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things. I'm not that smart.. I was not that good in mathematics, physics, biology and so on! I don't like to be smart! But I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person. Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody had it's own minuses and pluses. I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate! OK... it's time to finish my email. I'm sending a kiss by the wind to you and if I sent it to the right destination you should receive it by evening )))) I hope you will catch my kiss somehow )))

bye!

Ekaterina

Letter 4

I just want to add few things... I think last time I wrote you not all my thoughts... My mind is always in a mess when I write you because it's hard to write everything to somebody who is so far away. I don't remember if I wrote last time I've never been married, don't have kids but I love them and they love me! I And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man. Why? I have two answers.. Firstly, I think older men are much more serious and they can take care of me, they are more experienced in life and can teach me many things. Have you heard a saying "The older the violin, the sweeter the music"? I believe in it... I think I'm not that young already but I don't have much experience in life and I want to have someone who has more experience in life then me. Secondly... maybe I'm not right about it... but I want to be honest I've always had such worry... if I marry a man nearly my age... and after some years I will become not that young and beautiful... I think it's more hard for a woman to be attractive then for a man... and he will find a younger mistress and I will become very miserable. I don't want my man to be unfaithful. I know I can be faithful to my man and I will never cheat on him. But this is just my worries. This is not my goal. Please tell me if you think you will love your woman at any age and not find a younger one? Can you be faithful? Also I want to tell you that I learned english in university, so I don`t use any translators, and I can speak english as good as I write on it. I hope we will have no problems in communications. I feel that you are very nice man I really want to meet you. If you will not like me or something else we can be just friends. I hope I will get my work visa soon in Moscow and all documents and I come to you! I don't have any area limits with this visa so I can work where I want. I don`t know exact day of my arrival, but as soon as I will know I will write it to you. And one more thing.. i'm sending you some more photo, one one it with my younger sister Olga, we usually play tennis together. Another one is me on evening street in Krasnoyarsk. You see it is very nice and rather big city! You know, I'm just trying to be honest with you and write you all my thoughts on different issues. Please be always honest with me also....
I will write you later, I will look if I have more nice photos to sendyou.
Have a good day!

Letter 5

Mark hello! It's good to write you again! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life!!! Yesterday I told my parents about you. They said that now they don`tworry about me as before because now they know you are a kind man and can help me if I will need your help. You can show me your city and tell me about the life over there! I think I didn't write you I like cooking. I will cook Russian cuisine for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka! You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm ! I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often. I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know... when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I'm not on any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm. This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we will meet! You know.. almost all Russian men are like bears! They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them. I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian and about 50 American. Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him. I've watched Pirates of the Carribean (part 3) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it? Could you recommend me any American movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor? Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? I have a driver's licence but I don't have a car. My father has a Russian car and he gives me his car sometimes. I don`t like only cinema! I like theatre and opera too, I like ballet. Unfortunately there is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting. If I want to go to ballet, for example, I should go to Krasnoyarsk, there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive. By, the way, one thing else about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper). And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind. As you know I will stay there for three months but If I will like there I will be able to prolong my trip. I think I will be able to improve my english and you can learn Russian and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows.Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). And now I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my packed bags and go to Krasnoyarsk! From there I will fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid! It is several hours from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow. When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I hope today I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you don't hear from me today, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will write you tomorrow. In Moscow I will spend a week or maybe even more, I should make all final arrangements with my documents and after it I will come to you! I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so nervous now... I've never went somewhere alone and now I should go alone to such big city! I really want to talk to you by phone, but as I don`t have a mobile phone, I will find a public phone in Moscow with international calls. You know... I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes... I just want to hug my mommy and don't want to go anywhere... but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality! Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!

Love and kisses!
I hope I'm the one for you!

Ekaterina

Letter 6

Hello!!! I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine how happy I am because I already started my trip to you! I still cannot believe I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but everything was OK and I'm still alive )))) Moscow is a really big city! I've been told the population of Moscow is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus! When I got off the plane in the Moscow Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here are a little crazy because of terrorism. Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I feel uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon. I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old policeman. He is about 70 years old. He said his wife died 2 years ago and he doesn`t have money to live, so he give in rent rooms in her apartment. He is very nice man. He said I have to be very careful. You know... he said many girls from small cities come to big cities, they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they can`t imagine that their way to find the happiness can be not so easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. He said I should be careful when I will meet you!! But I don't worry about you! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My parents and my sister are worried enough about me and I don't want to make them to worry more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything. I miss my parents... but I'm getting better with every hour )) Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something. I`m sending for you some photos of Moscow that I found in internet. Please confirm the name of airport and be sure you wrote it right. I am afraid to make any mistake... I hope everything will be fine. please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Great kiss from Moscow!!

Ekaterina

Letter 7

Mark hello,Glad to say that I am all right. You know I am in Moscow now and I think I have made almost the half of my trip. To be fair I am tired, everything is not so easy like I thought. It is hard enough busineess because of so many barriers on this way. I want you to know that you can't imagine how glad I am to know that you want to meet me, it helps me to be strong. Well,about my news.I was in travel agency today, nearest possible flight is Monday August 6
Pls tell me if this date is ok for you to meet me??
I hope you will have some free time to spend with me!!
Here is the info, about my flight, that I was given in travel agency:

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Information for Ekaterina Silaeva
"RussiaTravel", Dmitriy Volkov. 4660428 Moscow, Gogolevskiy bulvar street 7, office 208.

Please use our service .
Best regards.Manager - Dmitriy Volkov

Aeroflot
SU 127 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 08:35
Dusseldorf (DUS), Dusseldorf, Germany 09:45
British Airways
BATH 1779 OP Dusseldorf (DUS), Dusseldorf, Germany 10:25
Birmingham Int'l (BHX), Birmingham, United Kingdom
Terminal 2 11:05

Price: USD 1150.00+ Round trip tickets. Eco.class.

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I am so glad to see that we are almost near our goal,and our meeting wait for us. I think I will call you from airport before my flight. You know I booked tickets on Wednesday July 25 flight and I will buy them before my intervew. People from embassy must be sure that I am not going to stay illegally, so I need to buy roundtrip tickets (with returning date). I wanted to ask you about electronic tickets but they tell that I can't use because it is their businees to arrange all travel details and they have some extra money from all the things, you see it is just business.I think that you will be able to help me because I don't know anybody here and only you are my hope now, I think everything in your hands and I believe that you will not leave me here alone.please borrow some money. I am sure I will be able to return all your money back after a few weeks, I will get salary and I will collect the sum I own from you. To be fair I am not sure I know what to say because I hate to ask but now I have no different way, you see.Please help me it is only money and much more important if we will meet in person I will do my best, you won`t be disappoined. I see that it sounds a little crazy but I can't believe that in the worst case I have to return home,they all will laugh at me.I think it rests with you to decide and I feel that you will help me because you are kind. I have about 300 US dollars yet and I think I need about 850 US dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight! (I had 1150 dollars, but flight from Krasnoyarsk, opening visa, medical insurance and all travel needs costed about 800 dollars). For truth I didn`t expect I will need to buy roundtrip tickets, but now I see that its a very strict rule.If everything will be all right between us I can stay with you longer than three months,maximum Ican stay about 6 months for first time! We should change only the date of my returning flight.and if you don't like me I will live in rent room and won't bother you and money is money I will return it back in any case.I so much hope that you will help me. My parents gave me all they had. Thank you in advance. Maybe i look like the poor outsider but I do hope you understand my position because it is always there is anybody who needs the help. I will call you from airport and I will wait for you there as long as you need,I mean if you need any time to arrive in airport.it is not problem for me to wait because I know that it is the end of my trip and I have time to improve my condition(some perfume)after long jorney. I want you to see me in good shape! Kiss you and do hope to kiss you in person so soon. We need to do it pretty fast,you know I ordered all my documents in advance and you see everything is ready so fast I need only your help because we have no a lot of time till my intervew, if everything will be all right I will be on this flight! They have told me that you could make a transfer by Western Union or MoneyGram. The manager from the bank explained to me how system works. All you need is my name and my surname and address to put on their list. Once you do this, I'll be able to pickup the money in any local Western Unuion or MoneyGram office in Moscow.

My address here (the room i am renting)
Country : Russia, City : Moscow,
Address : Ratnaya 7 - 4, post code (zip) 117628
Full Name Ekaterina Silaeva(right writting in English)

In case you will need my passport details I send you a copy of my passport. After it please write me money transfer control number and I will go to nearest office of western union (or moneygram) with my identification (passport). Honey I am so happy that we will be together in a few days and I have so many different dreams about us and our first kiss and .....some of my dreams are so brave i will tell you later when we meet I prefer to say such things in person and I am sure we will have a lot of fun. 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 good man! Ekaterina with great hope and many kisses!