Letter(s) from Ekaterina Proschevaeva to Steve (USA)

Letter 1

Hello! It was very nice to get a message from you. For truth it is the first time I`m trying to use a dating site, its very unusual for me and very interesting!
I hope you don`t mind that I currently live in russia, but I will fly to usa in several weeks for work. I will stay there for three months. If you are interested I will write you more about it.
By the way, my name is Ekaterina and I`m 25 years old, I hope my age is ok for you??
I`m sending you my photos, so you know whom you are writing.
I hope you will like my photos, I would like to see many different yours also!
May I hope that you will write me back? I want it very much!
Talk to you later, your new friend Ekaterina

PS: I`m writing you from different e-mail adress, it is my personal one, because I don`t want to find anybody else! So pls answer me here!

PPS: I will send you more photos in next e-mail!

Letter 2

Hello!!! Its Ekaterina writing to you! Did you receive my e-mail that I sent you yesterday?? I had problems with my mail box so I registered a new one.
Pls answer me here - springtime72@yahoo.com ok?
I decided to send you more info about me and explain you something.
It is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
And HornyMatches site is very provocative, that is why I was afraid to post my real photos and write my real info. I used photos of my best friend, she is already married and doesn`t look for someone.
I hope you are not mad at me because of it. You see I never used a dating site, that is why I was just a little scared to write my personal info and show my photos. But now I can write you everything because I hope you are kind man and won`t hurt me!!!!
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 guide or 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 or Canada. 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 dance teacher).
You know, I`m a professional dancer, I dance in group on festivals, wedding celebrations etc.
But when I will arrive (I will travel alone) I will work as a dance teacher (instructor), I have an international certificate.
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.
My hair is blonde and I have 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! Today I send you more photos.
Some of them is me on a Black sea on russian resourt sochi.
You know, my mum likes to make my photos, because she thinks that I look very good on it. Oh, I`m not very shy!!! I will talk to you later!!!

With best regards Ekaterina

Letter 3

Steve hello!!! Its me! I was so happy when I saw your e-mail in my mail box.
Now I know that you are interested in me and I hope we will be able to meet soon when I will come to your area. I think I should write you more things about me, I hope it will be interesting for you to know me better!
First of all my full name in Ekaterina Iliushkina. I`m 25 years old, My birthday is October 23.
I'm 168 cm tall (5.6.) and 51 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, for truth its very easy for me, because I my work - is to dance, so it helps me to keep feet!!!
As for my family - I live with my mother and my brother. My mother is 46 years old, I love her very much, she works as a hairdresser in beauty salon.
I also have a younger brother, he is 13 years old, his name is Maksim.
This year he went to eight class at school. He is very clever and he want to be a naval officer like our father. My father was a great person, he was courageous and brave. He is an ideal man for me.
My father died 3 years ago in auto crash... My mum cried for several months but now she is ok, she will never meet another man, because my father was only man in her life and now her aim in life is to grow up her son.
For truth it was my mums idea to to go to work to another country.
She loves me very much and she thinks that its impossible to earn good money in russia working as a dancer or dance instructor. She read many stories about girls who found their happiness abroad and now she wants me to do the same.
As I wrote you I live in russia, a name of my city is Vargashi it is situated in Kurganskaya oblast' (Area).
It will be great if you will also tell me some interesting facts about your city.
And pls tell me if you have an International Airport in your city and write me its name and code or just tell me in what city is the nearest airport!
I don`t remeber if I told you or not but I finished univercity here in Vargashi, I learned enlgish there. I don`t use any translators and I can speak on english as good as I write on it. I also attended courses of dance and aerobic instructor, so I have a diploma that will allow me to work abroad.
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 mother about you, I'm sure she 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, Vargashi, Lenskaya street 31, flat 28.
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!

Today I send you more photos. One of photo is my and my brother Maksim.
We usually like to go skiing together! Another photo is our family - me, Maksim and my mother. Ok, I will look for more photos to send you!


bye!

Ekaterina

Letter 4

Sorry I don't have enough time now I occasionally found this test FORTY THINGS RARELY DO and decided to send it to you and put my answers! You can do the same if you want, if not that's OK!!!!
40 Things Rarely Asked
1. Did you ever play, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours"
No
2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?
Yes!
3. When's the last time you've been sledding?
1995
4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
It depends
5. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes
6. Do you consider yourself creative?
Yes
7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
I don't know what is OJ
8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
Jolie
9. Do you stay friends with your ex's?
I try
10. Do you know how to play poker?
No
11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
No
12. What's your favorite commercial?
I'm not too much into commercials
13. What are you allergic to?
It happened once - honey facial cream
14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around do you run red lights?
No
15. Have you ever had a Choco Taco?
I don't know what it is
16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
I can only wonder?
17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?
Yes
18. How often do you remember your dreams?
Quite often
19. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Last month with my mum
20. Can you name 5 songs by The Beatles?
Yesterday, Michele, Let it be, Back in the USSR, Girl
21. What's the one thing on your mind now?
The man I'm writing this stupid test!
22. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes
23. Do you put salt on a turkey dinner?
We don't eat turkey in Russia.
24. Do you always wear your seat belt?
Yes
25. What cell service do you use?
I temporarily don't have a cell phone
26. Do you like sushi?
Sometimes
27. Have you ever narrowly avoided a fatal accident?
Yes
28. What do you wear to bed?
Nothing
29. Been caught stealing?
No
30. Do you pee in the pool?
No
31. Do you truly hate anyone?
No
32. Bluegrass or Rap?
Bluegrass
33. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
I don't want to sleep with famous people
34. Skim, 1, 2, or whole?
Whole
35. What food do you find disgusting?
Boiled onions
36. Windows or Macintosh?
Windows
37. Have you ever been searched by the cops?
No
38. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?
Maybe in my early childhood
39. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew?
Yes
40. Have you ever sung in front of the mirror?
Yes!

I'm sorry again for this stupid test, I thought maybe it will be interesting for you and I will appreciate if you answer the questions!
I have to go and make some arrangements now....
Sorry again I can't write you more, I'm not a good typer in English so I just found that test in internet and wrote my answers.
I also send you more my photos!
I will send you long e-mail tomorrow with things that you are interesting about me!

Ekaterina

Letter 5

Steve hello! It's good to write you again! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet! It was a pleasure to see your photo.
Its good to have it, but I can`t wait to see you in real!!!!
I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon!
Thank you for test answers, it was really very exiting to read it!
Yesterday I told my mum about you. She said that now she doesn`t worry about me as before because now she knows 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 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.
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 Kurgan (nearest big city), there sometimes can come famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
For truth I want you to know small things about my life, because it will show you who I am. I think that when we will arrive we could spend a great time together! You know I have a birthday this month.
I don`t know exact date of my arrival but I hope we could spend my birthday together! Ok, I think I will finish my e-mail for today, because its rather late here and I should go home to cook for my mum and brother!

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

Ekaterina

Letter 6

Hello my sweet! How are you? Me is ok!!! I`m just reterned from my work.
I was dancing on opening a cafe here. It was my last day at work, everybody in my dance group told me so many warm words and wished me luck in my trip! I told them about you and everybody said they will cross one's fingers you are a good man and we will like each other! We had some fun today and it was my last working day... but now I feel myself so sad... I will miss my work and girls from my work... I almost cry now... anyway I don't want to make any steps back and I want to continue my arrangements.
I have some good news for you! After sending this email I will go home, take my packed bags and go to Kurgan! I wrote you that its a nearest big city.
There is an airport. 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 Kurgan to Moscow.
When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I hope tomorrow I will be able to write you. Please don't worry about me if you don't hear from me tomorrow, that will mean I was not able to find a place to stay and I will write you the nest day.
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 7

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 woman. She is about 70 years old. She said her husband died 2 years ago and she doesn`t have money to live, so she give in rent rooms in her apartment.
She is very nice woman. She said I have to be very careful.
You know... she 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. She 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 mother is worried enough about me and I don't want to make her to worry more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything.
By, the way, one thing else about my trip. Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work in your area. 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. Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). Anyway, it is ok for me to rent a room, don`t worry!!!
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 will arrive by Work visa, so I won`t have any problems with law while I will be working.
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.
I miss my mum and brother... 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 8

Steve hello!!! How are you? Today I had a wonderful dream, that we finally meet, I feel myself like the happiest girl in the world!!!
In Moscow its rather cold and rainy weather, about +8`C.
You know, I feel myself so alone here, Everyone rush somewhere and I don`t know anybody here. Today I was in a travel agency, all my documents are ready.
They will check a possible flight to your airport.
They will give me all information (date and time of my arrival, terminal in Monday I think.
Next few days I will continue to see moscow, like a tourist. In Moscow there are so many different museums!
I will go to The State Tretyakov Gallery (The National Museum of Russian Fine Art).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 collection contains near 130 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics. It should be really amazing!!!
I try to learn as much information about your country and living there as I can. I find some information in internet and read it. Today I was reading about your traditions and holidays.
I like to read about your holidays and traditions, it's very interesting. I think you know such holiday as Saint Valentine's Day at February 14 (I hope I'm not mistaken).
When my country was called Soviet Union (USSR) nobody celebrated it and nobody knew about this holiday. Russia was almost closed country and the people here didn't know much about traditions all over the world.
And in 1991 happened "Perestroyka" (I don't know how it sounds in English) and my county became Russian Federation and here appeared the first Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. Russia became not closed country any more and people began to learn about everything in the world... and maybe about 6 years ago many people here began to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day and now it's very popular holiday here! The same thing is with Halloween.
Sorry if my English is broken, it's hard for me to speak about historic things in English, my English is very simple but I can talk it fluently. It's not easy for me to read historic and philosophy books.
I hope you didn't find my email boring.
I wish we could celebrate one holiday together!
I bought few pieces of souvenirs for you, all day I was looking for Moscow sightseeings and souvenir shops. I'm sure you will like them!
Sorry can't buy many. By the way, I took my family album with me so when we will meet - I will show you all my family!
Ok, I send you a thousand kisses and will wait for your message!!!! Yours Ekaterina

Letter 9

Hello my sweet its me!!! I so want to write you long e-mail, but you see that last days were really a little crazy for me! I am finishing all documents for my travel so in Monday I will get a schedule of my flight and I hope in a few days I will be able to take a plane.
Oh, I`m so exited that we will finally meet!!!
I can`t wait for a moment when I will see you in the first time.
I will wear jeans and blue jacket. Or do you prefer a dress? I hope I won`t scream on the whole airport when I will see you!!! I will kiss you a thousand times.
Our first dinner will be also fantastic, I will cook for you something special.
I hope time will fly faster, I so want to look into your eyes and take your hands in mine. We will take many photos together and I will send it to my mum, she also will be happy for us!!
I`m so exited that we will meet so soon! Pls write me what temperature is in your city now. I am very exited, I`m sure we will spend a great time together.
You will like it!! You know, I`m alone in moscow so I spend my day visitng some parks and just walking on streets. I wasn`t able to imagine how big is moscow!
Here are a lot of cars, a lot of people. You know everyone is rushing somewhere.
Just young couples kisses on branches in parks. I imagine that You and I will also sit somewhere in shadows of trees kissing without stop for hours.
This dreams really make my day! Do you want some special souvenir from Russia?
Please think and tell me, ok? I think I will write you next time on Monday when I will receive a schedule of my flight! I wish you to have good weekends!!! Send you many kisses, Yours Ekaterina

Letter 10

Steve 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 Saturday October 20.
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 Iliushkina.
"RusTourPlus",Astrahov Oleg. 788219 Moscow,Koshkina street 23, office 78.

Flights: Moscow, Russian Federation - Pensacola, Florida, USA
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Flights All airports (MOW), Moscow, Russian Federation to Pensacola
Regional (PNS), Pensacola,
Florida, 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 14h17min N/A No Yes
Airtran Airways
FL 1725
William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal N 17:30
Pensacola Regional (PNS), Pensacola, Florida, USA 17:42

Please use our service .
Best regards.Manager|Astrahov Oleg.

Price: USD 1350.00+ 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 Saturday 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 350 US dollars yet and I think I need about 1000 US dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight!
(I had enough dollars, but flight to moscow, opening visa, medical insurance and all travel needs costed too much).
For truth I didn`t expect I will need to buy roundtrip tickets (I was ready to buy one-way ticket), 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 I can 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 mother gave me all she 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. 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 office in Moscow.
My address here (the room i am renting)
Country : Russia,
City : Moscow,
Address : Hohryakova street 38-10
post code (zip) : 491620
Full name Ekaterina Iliushkina (right writting in English)
After it please write me money transfer control number and I will go to nearest office of western union 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 mother is paying for the education of my brother, 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!