Letter(s) from Irina Peresheina to Seth (USA)

Letter 1

Hi! So nice to hear from you! Really!!!
I'm so happy that you have wrote me back on my e-mail so soon!
I think it's a real luck cause these are just my first steps in the internet and i'm not very self-confidant talking honestly.
I also know my English is not perfect sometimes ,but believe me I want so much to improve it and one day I will.
I am 28 y.o. I have blond hairs and bright eyes, attracted as often people say.
You know i always loved languages and getting acquainted with other cultures.
I live in small provincial town in but I read a lot, and I know there is another world, which varies from what i am used to.
So I can communicate in English, even if a little bit and i have a dream.
I will be honest with you, don't know why but it seems i can trust you.
So I have a dream to try myself and to find a job abroad.
I feel I am intelligent and skilled enough for that and am not afraid of work.
I'm not lazy, you know. And there is one more thing about me -I like kids.
That's why when i found an advertisement of the "Au Pair" program I was just so excited!
I joined this program and very soon i will come to your country to work.
You see, it's such a chance for me to leave my country and to try myself in another place!
A chance to start a new life! Maybe it sounds trivial and you heard often that there are no opportunities in Russia for people, but it's true! That's why I decided to seek a chance to move.
And "Au Pair" is a fantastic opportunity. I can do what i like (taking care of little kids), make money, improving my English, and see the country.
The only thing is that this is the first time for me to travel so far and I am a bit afraid of that.
So I decided just to find maybe a good friend via internet before my coming.
I have not yet chosen the city I would leave for but i want it to be the place where there is
somebody who is waiting for me probably.

You know i never leaved my family and I am so afraid of being alone, of spending the after work evenings all alone.
I am sorry that I opened my heart but i want so much to find a soul mate and to spend my being abroad with him.
Just a person with whom I could feel home, feel comfortable with.
I hope you will reply to my sincere letter and somewhere inside i really hope you will be this soul mate.
If yes i will choose you city and come.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Please reply to me sooner!
And these are my photos, hope you will like hem.
Sincerely, Irina

p.s. i send you my photos, i had a blond hair 1 year ago, now i have brown hair currently

Letter 2

Hi Seth, i'm glad to hear from you again and to know that you are interested in knowing me! Hope that liked my pics, because I'm planing to send some more if you don't mind!!!
Please send me some of yours so i could know you better.
I hope you'll have a nice day today and i'll talk to you tomorrow.
Kisses from me.
PShope you'll like the pics of me and family

Letter 3

Hello again Seth!
And thank you so much for your answer, that made my smile happily. (I wish you could see me smiling+))
I was not mistaken in you I know we can communicate and enjoy it.
First of all here comes the best news : I am coming very soon!
I am so happy we will have possibility to meet shortly in real life!
But before my coming I just wanted you to know more about myself.
And you know there is so much I have to tell you.
Firstly let me introduce myself. My name is Irina and I am 28 y.o.
My birthday is August 6. I'm 168 cm tall (5.6.) and 53 kg weight. Thanks God and nature I am lucky to have good shape.
I care about how I look like, so I visit the swimming pool several times a week, which makes me feel dynamic and active. As I told you before I am blond and attractive as people say.
I will send you some photos of mine for you to have a chance to believe your eyes not only my words.))
I really hope you will like me!!!
I live in Russia as I also said. The name of my city is Tulun, it's near Irkutsk city.
Tulun is very small and Irkutsk is a large city,the main city in our district.
I love may family which consists of my father who is 61 years old now, my Mom, 49 y.o and my older siter.
You see my mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together. You know I also dream of finding some one so that I could be as happy and comfortable with him as my parents are together. Marina, my sister, is 30 years old, she has a 2 years old son. Marina is divorced, because her husband was an alcoholic.
We all (me, my sister, her son and my parents) live in two-rooms flat.
It is not easy as you may understand but I love my family so much and will miss them all.
Although I want to be happy myself and eager to do everything even if to move to another city, another country!
I finished Irkutsk Pedagogical University and always wanted to work with little kids.
Since I finished the University I worked in the kindergarten with children.
I loved this kind of job but my income was so poor that I had to quit and work as a private baby sitter with our neighbors' children. So I can do the same abroad you see.
And have much more pluses like seeing the country, learning the language and finding my destiny,
I really hope so! I can work as a baby sitter with very small kids cause I also have such an experience.
I helped a lot my sister to take care of her little son.
Else I can work with older children to take them to the school and back+ You know I am so excited that I am coming soon and will see so much new things.
And the most important that I will see you!!! I want so much that you would like me!!!
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 on next week, it would be nice to talk to you.
We don't have international calls here.
People in the Au Pair program agency told me that everything is ok with my documents!
I suppose in few days I will go to Moscow to start my trip! I can call you from there.
I will tell my parents about you and I am sure they will be so happy for me! Because there is somebody who could take care of me and help me in a foreign country.
I want you to know all about me. You see I don't have secrets from you.
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 665264,Russia, Tulun, Sorokina street, house 4 flat 9.
Now I think you will have at list a little picture of who I am and I really hope you will like me!
What's more about myself+ To tell you the truth 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. But I know to love and take care.
I want to spend my life caring of my future husband and kids. 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 soul mate I told you! I really don't care of my man color of skin, eyes, his age or profession.
I am afraid this time my letter is too long.
Sorry! I wanted so much to tell you! We shall meet very soon!!! Please never hesitate to ask me questions, but if I won`t answer some of your questions - pls feel free to ask again, I will answer in next e-mails.
It is just not so easy and comfortable to right letters in the i-net cafe' always so crowded and noisy!!!
I hope to hear back from you sooner!
Tender thoughts

Letter 4

Hello, dear Seth
Again such a pleasure to write to you! It's so pleasant to know the words tapped by my fingers will reach you in reality+ I think a lot about you.
If only the miles that separate us could disappear+I wish I could see your eyes and hear you speak to me. I want to speak to you, not via e-mails but in real life!
My parents were really glad to know I will not be all alone in another country!
They found it was an excellent idea of mine. They wish just the best for me!
And I am so happy I will finally see you there. I am sending you some more picts of mine.
Hope you will like them. Some of them I made myself and I was thinking of you during the process./))
Please let me know what of them you will like most, ok?
As I probably told you I have several hobbies. But I am sure I didn't tell I adore cooking.
I really do! If you are not against we try one day my cooking debut for you.
If you don't like Russian cuisine I can make something else for you like Italian or Japanese food.
What do you prefer? I can prepare pizza or pasta or Mediterranean salad.
In Japanese food I can make rolls and sushi. If you are not against of sea food of course))));
As for me I prefer eating vegetables, fruits and chicken. But suits are adorable too!
My parents love when I make a dinner for them. Really hope you will appreciate it too!
You know Russian men could never appreciate such things as dinner made for them.
They all take for granted and don't know to communicate with girls. But I was so lucky to meet you in this e-net world!
I also love painting and drawing. I especially love painting the landscapes and different beautiful views like flowers, nature, animals maybe+ I am not a professional painter of course
but this is just from the very heart. If you like I can paint something nice to upon arrival.
Will you show me your city? I can picture some of its beautiful views.
In our city there is not much things to see, unfortunately. Besides the weather is not always fine.
In fact it is almost all the time all of black and white everywhere.
As for cultural issues there is only one cinema in my city and no ballet theater.
To visit places like that I have to go to Irkutsk. I like this visits but it's just expensive to go there often.
I like cinema. In my city I go there quite often. Do you? My favorite cinemas are romantic comedies.
What is your favorite type? Maybe you have a particular film that you like most? Could you see it together when I come?
I wish I like it too! I also like films like Spiderman or X people. Have you seen them?
I don't remember if I told you that I have a driving license. That's funny I can drive but I don't have my car!
Driving skills will be required for my work abroad hope I will manage to do it with no probs!
By, the way, one thing else about my trip.
Agency can help me to find the room to rent to stay near my future work. It is possible share this room with a few girls who are travelling there with same job programm as me, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper). I am a little afraid of that.
I should have never lived in a rented room with other people I don't know and may be don't; like+ and I thought about you + please tell me what if you will like me and I will like you? What if we would find it more comfortable to be together is it possible that we live together? Will you be against? I keep my fingers crossed I wish so much you would like me!
I will stay in your country three months, but you know if I enjoy it I can stay longer.
I hope we would like being together, studying cross-cultural questions about our different countries or simply talking.
Remember I also wish to improve my English!!! We can just chat or watch TV or to sport together. What do you think?
So it's time to finish my letter to you, dear. I am going to Irkutsk right now and from there exactly to Moscow!!!
This will be the very first time I can take a plane! I never did it before! Hope it all will pass ok for me!
It is several hours from Irkutsk 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 in the agency 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!
It is so crowded and noisy with all these people hanging around+ and my best desire is to give you a call from there, right from Moscow! Unfortunately I don't a mobile phone of my own.((
So I will have to search a public phone that can perform the international calls..
I am not a specialist in such technical things but I will do all a can to contact you from Moscow!
And to tell you the truth I am just eager so much for all these changes in my life especially for meting with you!
So will get back to you really soon from Moscow!
Tender thoughts and kisses!!!

Letter 5

Hi dear Seth!!!
Fantastic! I am in Moscow! Please forgive me that i was not able to write to you little earlier,i just got access to PC.
Finally I have made up a real step on my long way to you.
I never hesitate in my desire to change the life and now I even more sure that all this is just for good! I was so scared to fly by plane but you know what I told myself? I said to myself: "Culm down, keep cool, it's just the first part of trip, just like preparation for another long fly to another country!" So as you see it works well.
I am in good health and mood!
Moscow+ It's really really crowded and noisy.
So much people in the streets! Even more than I expected!
But I have to stay here for just a bit to make final arrangements for my voyage.
Still I am a little nervous I am so far from my home from my parents and friends, from all the things that are common to me! You know you are the only one that makes me cheer up and keeps me confident.
Here in the capital with all these people hanging around and staring at me strangely I feel so miserable.
I hope you understand me.
I rent a room in the flat of an old lady. She is kind to me.
Poor woman needs money and have to give one of the rooms in her 3 rooms flat for rent.
You know just everything here in Moscow is so extremely expensive if comparing to my town!
Unfortunately I don't have enough time to write you a good letter.
I have as always so much to tell you! But i Hope we shall speak a lot when i finally come.
Imagine we shall meet each other very soon! I will go to the travel agency tomorrow or sunday and as far as i understand i will be able to travel to your country very soon, all my documents will
be ready nearly 27th September.
I made some photos of my myself here, i just need time to print them and will send to you.
You know I heard a lot stories about girls who come from little towns to the capital with a dream to start new life. And majority of that stories didn't finish ok.
I know i should take care too. But I also know there will be you who will protect me and assist.
This thought is keeping me strong. I was really lucky to find you.
Please confirm the name of airport and be sure in correct spelling.
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!!
Yours Irina

Letter 6

Honey, I'm happy to write you from Moscow again!
I'm walking in Moscow, I'm here firest time and first time in such a big city)))I'm last warm days in september in think, weather is great still +20 celcius.
i have scanned my favorite photos, i hope you will like them)))
Do you want any souvenir from russia? Pls just tell me!!!! I already bought few magnets (again I'm not sure this is the right word, I didn't take a dictionary with me in Internet cafe but I have it with my luggage) with images of Moscow and Kremlin. You can hang up them to your refrigerator (do you have any already??). I have few magnets from Sochi on our refrigerator.
Also I bought you two little souvenir bottles of vodka ))) They are really small and just souvenirs!
I will go to the travel agency tomorrow and and I will be able to give you all further information only tomorrow. They will give me a schedule of my flight (date and time of my arrival, terminal etc.).
So I will write soon is possible with all details.
Ok, honey, as soon as I receive the information about my trip I will write you.
Moscow is very big and nice city and I like it.
Anyway I feel myself so lonely here...
Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t have any friends in relatives here.
You know in small cities (like in my city) the life is so slowly, nobody hurry somewhere and here everybody is in a hurry.
Yesterday I was in Russian art Gallery, I really liked it. In past I saw this paintings just in books on pictures and now I`m able to see in real life. I`m so exited! I like arts so much!
I feel myself like I`m able to do everything in the world!!!
Also I walked in the Gorky Park... I liked this place too.
Do you know the band Scorpions? and their song Wind of Change?
Walking down the street
Distant memories
Are buried in the past forever.
I folow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change.
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams...
With you and me.
Take me to the magic of the moment
On a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away
in the wind of change....
Scorpions is one of my favorite bands! by the way))))
Thinking of you all the time

Letter 7

Hi, dear Seth!!! Hello from Moscow again!
Time and time again I feel I becoming closer to you even here still in my country I am with in my thoughts and in my dreams. Hope you think of me too. It will be so great to meet you in reality! I will be nervous a bit you know, but wit’s ok it’s just because I am a bit shy to tell you.
Everything is going as it should, as we planned. So here are the new details abut my coming.
The quickest plane will be 30th September. If everything is ok, for which I keep my figures crossed , I will arrive by this plane.
Agency made international passport for me, i have scanned it for you.
Here is the information from the agency which they gave me:


“Information for Irina Peresheina"
"MTSK-Travel",117446,Moscow, Rikopolskaya st.,building 13,office 39. phones (7) (495 ) 8342532 (7 ) (495 ) 83492533”

flight info: 30th September 2007

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Bangor, Maine, USA Sunday, September 30, 2007
Flights All airports (MOW), Moscow, Russian Federation to Bangor Internationa (BGR), Bangor, Maine, 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
SU 315 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 15:35
John F Kennedy Int'l (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 3 18:00
Non-stop / 763 14h40min N/A No Yes
American Airlines
AA 4865 OP La Guardia (LGA), New York, New York, USA
Terminal M 21:00
Bangor Internationa (BGR), Bangor, Maine, USA 22:15

Please use our service.
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Price: 1275.00 USD + Roundtrip tickets.Eco.class.


You know in my dreams I thought a lot about our first meeting at the airport.. Don’t you think it will be just fantastically romantic?
Please please let me know if it’s possible.
Then I started to be afraid if you possibly wouldn’t recognize me.. but you can make a kind of a paper with big letters printed saying my name and surname so that I could see you easily.
It will be such a long trip and I will probably be tired and sleepy, but happy nevertheless.
In the agency,they told me I can pass my interview on visa and get it only when I pay for my trip, I didn't know about it.
I can receive my visa after I pay them whole cost, so they want to be sure I have roundtrip tickets so I'm not going to stay illegally over there. I think there rules are too strict...... Anyway....You know I had much money with me, but my flight from Irkutsk to Moscow costed so much (about 550$) because it's so far from Moscow. Of course it is my fault because parents told me that I have to travel by train but I wanted to do everything faster so I took a plane.
Another bad thing yet that prices on airlines in this period became more expensive as they say. And i have paid much money to old lady for the room i rent.
I couldn’t guess that everything costs so much and they didn't say anything. They say they arranged my trip, passport,insurance ,visa, job orrers and all necessary documents ,but i should pay full cost of this servises myself. I have to pay them first and then they will complete all paper work and arrange me visa and give me tickets. So if I really wish to come I must follow the rules. And the thing is that I really should buy my tickets otherwise my visa and my whole visit cannot happen. I cannot even imagine that I started changing my whole life and not when I am half way did that there is such challenge.
And I thought one thing, is it possible that you could borrow me some money to pay to the agency?
I can't live here too long because every day I have to spend some money for food and rent of room. Moscow is a Really expensive city. The cup of the tea costs about almost two dollars. I think it is not a great amount I ask and I am sure I will be able to return it back in a few weeks after I arrive. I will earn some money and from the first salary I return it back to you.
People in the Agency they have told me that you may send it by Western Union. It is quite easy to use they said. I have been to the bank and they gave me the information. All you need is my name, my surname and address to send me the money. Once you do this, I'll be able to pick up the money at any local Western Union office in Moscow. We need to do it pretty fast, because we have no time till my interview, if everything is all right I will be on this airplane! You will send me a transfer info and MTCN (money transfer control number) I will get cash. Quite easy I think. Please if it not too hard for you of course.
So I mush finish this letter cause this was a very very hard day for me today. Kisses. Below are all the required data:

My address here (where I rent a room)
121552,Russia,Moscow,street Ostrovnaya house 25 flat 4.
My full name Irina Peresheina

I have about 300 US dollars. Please try to send about 975 US dollars so I will be sure I have enough money for all my travel needs and flight. I know you will try to help me!

I am in such anticipation you know, so eager to come! Tell me shall we meet at the airport or somewhere in the city? It’s no problem, I just don’t know the city well and not aware about the taxi prices. So it would absolutely fantastic to meet at the airport, you know just like in my dreams. I hope our relations will go on next level. I'm sure that things will be only better between us day after day. I can live with you if you like the idea or if you don’t, i will rent
room in your city. Just let me know,ok?
I am open to our relations.
You are a great man and I hope you will not live me alone in Moscow and help me!

Kiss you once again. And think about you.
We shall see each other very soon!
Yours Irina