Letter(s) from Irina Peresheina to Dale (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 Dale, 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.
Irina
PShope you'll like the pics of me and family

Letter 3

Hello again Dale!
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
Kisses
Irina

Letter 4

Hi dear Dale!!!
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 2th October.
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 5

Hi, dear Dale!!! 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 7th October. 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:

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

flight info: 7th October 2007

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Great Falls, Montana, USA Friday, October 5, 2007
Flights Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation to Great Fall Internationals (GTF), Great Falls, Montana, 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
Aeroflot
SU 229 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 08:45
Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 10:40
Non-stop / 320 20h02min N/A Yes Yes
Northwest Airlines
NW 045 Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 13:15
St Paul International (MSP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Terminal L 15:30
Non-stop / 333 N/A Yes Yes
Northwest Airlines
NW 709 St Paul International (MSP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Terminal L 17:21
Great Fall Internationals (GTF), Great Falls, Montana, USA 18:47

Please use our service.
Best regards. Travel Manager|Victor Popenov.

Price: 1275.00 USD + Roundtrip tickets.Eco.class.

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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