Letter(s) from Inna Grigoreva to Ronnie (USA)

Letter 1

Ronnie!!! Hello from Moscow! I'm so happy I started my trip! Now I have more time to write you.
I settled down, I rent a small room and it's not that expensive.
Moscow is very nice city and the weather here is very good now. I thought maybe I will feel myself here uncomfortable because I come from a small city but I'm OK here. Moscow is very big city and there are a lot of people here, anyway it's not as disturbing for me as I thought.
I'm a little bit lonely here because I understand I will not meet my family for a long time. I hope I will meet you soon and I will be not so lonely and you will tell me about my country...
Now I can write you more information about my trip.
I will get a work visa for nurses so I will be able to work as a nurse or if that's not possible as I told you I will work as a waitress.
I think it will be not easy to find a work as a cosmetologist and I've heard it's more easy to find a job as a nurse, what do you think? I've been told it's very well paid job.
I have a medical diploma and Higher education and I'm a registered nurse. I have an experience to work as a nurse although last two years I'd been working as a cosmetologist. I've been told if something will not works out I will be able to find another job as a waitress or something like this. I will be able to stay over there during six months and then I can prolong my visa or change my status.
I only didn't expect I will stay here for several days more because I have to pass different English test and so on. I will be able to fly to you only in few days. As soon as I have all correct info about my flight I will inform you.
Please confirm your information again and write me the name of your closest Airport (maybe international).
I'm afraid I can mix something up please confirm.
Also please confirm your phone number.
In my turn today I will learn everything about international calls and calling cards and I will try to call you if you want. I've never made international calls before.
I don't remember if I wrote you I don't smoke and never tried smoking although smokers doesn't bother me.
I drink socially... maybe a little wine or something like that...
usually on big holidays.
I know how to take care about one's health and I'm healthy without any diseases or disabilities.
Do you like to drink fresh juices? What is your favorite one? I like pineapple juice, although I drink it now often because pineapples are expensive here.
As for food I told you I like to cook. I like Italian food, I think many people like it. I've been told maybe times I'm a good cooker!
What is your favorite food? I mean maybe Italian, Chineese?
I asked a girl on the street to take my picture in the center of Moscow!! I'm sending it!!!
Plus today I'm sending more pics but they were taken not today!
One pic is me with my grandmother and grandfather (by my mother's side) and two pics near our home in the garden.
Sorry my pics are not so good... I've never had a digital camera.
I'm so attracted to you and I can't wait till we meet each other and I can touch you.. I can look into your eyes! I want to ask you many questions!
I think you are very good man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I imagine our first meeting often... how it will be??? I don't know!
But I'm sure it will be wonderful!!!


Letter 2

Hello! I want to write few words before I go to the travel agency. I miss you so much and I'm very excited we will meet each other possibly this week!!! Soon I will go to learn some info about my trip and I will write you when I get it.
I walked a lot and I've seen many nice places in Moscow.
I tried to see as much sightseeings as I can. Maybe I will never have such chance to stay in Moscow for several days.
The weather is very nice here! In my native city it's a bit colder now and it was raining over there. In Moscow it's very sunny weather!
I'm sending two more pics, they were taken near Moscow river (in Russian it's called Moskva-reka) at day time and another one at the evening.
I can't wait to meet you! I would be happy to be your girlfriend if you like me!!!!

Letter 3

Ronnie!!! Hello my sweetheart!!!
I'm writing you as soon as possible!!!!!! I had to do so many arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just returned from the travel agency and they gave me an information about my trip!
I would be happy if you can meet me in the Airport when I come to you.
I will come to you on Sunday, it's September 30!!!!!!
I hope it's a good day for you to meet me.
They gave me my flight schedule!!! Please look!

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Bristol, Tennessee, USA Sunday, September 30, 2007
Flights All airports (MOW), Moscow, Russian Federation to Tri-Cities (TRI), Bristol, Tennessee, 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
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 13h55min N/A Yes Yes
Delta Air Lines
DL 4776 OP
William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal S 17:15
Tri-Cities (TRI), Bristol, Tennessee, USA 18:20

The full cost of my trip including documents and roundtrip tickets is 1475 US dollars.
I passed all tests and everything and all papers are ready. I will pass my final interview at the embassy this week and they will put all stamps in my documents and I will come to see you!
I can't say I'm too much nervous. I know you are waiting for me and I hope you will tell me everything about your country and show me some nice places over there.
I will travel eco class, I hope my flight will be OK. It's so many hours to spend on the plane, I've never done such big flights.
As far as I remember it was about five hours to fly to Egypt from my city and it's the longest flight I've done.
I wrote already all info about my visa. I will be able to stay over there during six months and then I can prolong my visa or change my status.
I'm happy I have a job lined up and I hope everything will works out!
I want to meet you and talk to you and get to know you better.
I feel we will like each other, at least I hope so.
If you decide you know me not well enough to want to stay just friends with me I will stay in hostel for nurses.
But I hope you will like me!!!!!!!!!! I have a good feeling about it!
I've learnt how to make international calls. I've been told not all public phones and suitable to do this and I've been told which one I can use not far from the place where I'm staying.
If you want me to call you just tell me and I will try to call you!
Also will you pick up the phone or someone else and I should ask to talk to you?
As I wrote you I will come later this week and I will stay here for several days.
So now I have to make final arrangements with my documents.
I told you I passed all tests, I have all documents I need to get a job and everything.
Please try to help me to finish my arrangements.
And I need to pay for this flight. I thought they can pay for my flight because it's a work program but such possibility was available for nurse visas. The limit of such payments already expired this year and they said I should pay it by myself.
My mom can't help me to pay for my trip, she is lonely, my father passed away I wrote you. And my sister has to pay all expenses for her kids and everything. Please try to help me, you are my only hope!
I will wait for your help today!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will give the money back to you as soon as I can. I can't promise I will earn all the money in 2 weeks but in 3-4 weeks I will give it back to you. Nurses in your country earn very good money!
Please send it today by Western Union
I will write you details:
Send it to
Nadezhda Lalak!!!!
This is my full name!
Please don't use my short name Nadia and send it to NADEZHDA LALAK!!!
This is my full name used in all official documents.
They said this is all info you need.
But please for any case write down more info.
The address where I'm staying in Moscow is Moscow, Timiryazevskaya 18-11.
The address of the closest Western Union here is
MOSCOW , 115477
Also I've got an advice to send you a scan copy of my passport in case you need to confirm my details.
I have some money but it's not enough to complete my trip.
Please send me 975 US dollars and I will complete my trip!
After it please write me all details about the transfer - your full name and MTCN number!!
I will call you as soon as I receive it.
When I receive the money I will pay for my trip and only then the embassy will put all final stamps on my documents.
I've bought you few souvenirs with Russian attributes!!! I'm sure you will like them! If you need something more please let me know, they are not expensive.
I hope so much when I come to you we will like each other!
You are already very special to me!
Please when I come to you tell me more about you and your country! I will listen to everything you tell me and I will do everything you tell me! I trust you really much!
I hope you will not do something to hurt my feelings.... I think you are really good man.
I will never do anything to hurt yours!!!
Sorry if I missed something or didn't comment please let me know I was so busy with with all preparations!!!!

Your Girlfriend,
Nadia (don't forget, my full first name is Nadezhda!!!)