Letter(s) from Inna Grigoreva to Stuart (Dubai)

Letter 1

Hi, this is me again. Sorry I forgot to write you my height. It's 5.5.There is a saying in Russia (please don't think it's serious, it'salmost a joke) - small women are made for love and tall women are madefor work. I'm not tall but I don't think I'm short either )) I hope myheight is OK for you.I finished my work only one hour ago and I'm very tired now. Iwill write you everything tomorrow. Sorry this will be short, I'm sotired now.I hope you will be at least my friend when I come over there soon!I'm sending more pics, they are just usual pics.I don't have another photos now. I will scan more photos for youtomorrow, if you want I can scan some photos in swimming suit. Let meknow.I will write again tomorrow everything you want to know about me............ Almost sleeping Ekaterina....

Letter 2

Stuart! Hello again! I'm very happy to receive an answer from you!Thank you so much! I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I'm new in internetdating and I just don't know what can I expect and if that is possibleto have some kind of relationship in internet and then continue tobuild it in the real life.I'm not looking for any special qualities, just a good person!!!But I really hope to create a serious relationship in my life.And I think I'm ready for marriage.Of course I want to have a serious relationship but at least I want tohave a friend to be not alone over there. I will come over really soon!I will tell you everything about my trip as soon as I have all confirmationsabout everything,I'm quite superstitious to tell about everything in advance. Sometimeswhen you tell everybody about your plans it never works out. So I willwrite you about everything in about 2 days.I was abroad only one time in my life, I was in Egypt last year. Iwill send you some photos from there next time. My sister and herhusband presented this trip to me for my birthday last year. My birthday isOctober 23. As I wrote you I'm 27 years old.I have many hobbies. One of them is bowling (you can see it from myphoto I'm sending today). Also I like to sewclothes, that dress from the last pic I made by myself. It's a lotcheaper to sew clothes then to buy it.As for sports I'm too lazy to go to a gym or do aerobics. I likeswimming! It helps me to be in a good shape. And sometimes I go toaqua aerobics, I like it much more then usual aerobics! And it's verygood for women to do aqua aerobics because it helps to avoidcellulite. So I'm in a good shape and I have very good skin ))I work as a cosmetologist in a beauty saloon.My height is 5.5, I'm not sure what is my weight. You see I'm not fat!I live in russia, a name of my city is Vargashi it is situated in Kurganskaya oblast' (Area).I graduated Vargashi Medic Academy five years ago, dermatologist specialization.Also I passed few courses and have a cosmetologist diploma and certificate.I live with my mom. My father died seven years ago from the cancer.My mom is 61 years old, my sister is 35 years old, she lives also inVargashi, she is married and has two kids a boy and a girl.My mom lives in a wooden house. We live in part of city that is like avillage and everybody who lives near us are good friends and they helpmy mom so she is not alone. I'm not at home very often because I work hard.I don't have any time for private life. I want to go to your countryand to try to start a new life over there.As I told you I will write you more about it later.Of course I will miss my family but I asked my mom and she said shewill be happy if I start my life and create a family.Please tell me more about your city and life over there, I think I cancome over there. Do you think it's possible to find a work as I nurseover there? I will check it.You can send me a postcard if you want: Russia, Vargashi,Lipkina 12. I'm not sure how long does it take to deliver it,maybe I will already leave Russia.OK I have to go home, I'm so tired. I have a computer at home but no internet.I would be happy to talk to you by phone someday, I can speakEnglish, although I'm so nervous to talk to you! I hope we will haveno problems in communicating!Also I write English by myself without any dictionary.I'm sending three pics: me in bowling center, and two of them from mywork. A woman on a pic is my sister Anna, she came to visit me at mywork. We look like each other but she is not as slim as me because shealready has two kids and her dream now is loose some weight! I thinkshe is still beautiful!Please tell me more about your work and hobbies!!!!!!! Kisses!Ekaterina

Letter 3

As I promised I'm sending you my photos in swimming suit!I hope you will like them!!!!Sorry I look so confused on my pics! I'm so shy to be photographed ina swimming suit! I always think if I look good or now and I hope Idon't look fat!You remember I also looked shy on my naked pic! Sorry!!!Now I have to go to buy a present for a birthday of my sistershe will be 36 tomorrow. I really have to go or allshops will be closed soon. I will write you more as soon as I can. I'm ina hurry now!Oh I forgot to ask you if you have any Airport in your city? Maybe youknow it's initials (I don't know the right word). Maybe it's calledcity code.After shopping I will go to bed and I will dream about you and ourmeeting!!Ok I have to run! Bye-Bye!

Letter 4

Stuart!! Hello!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry I didn't write you sooner!I'm so busy last days! Today was the last day of mywork here. Also recently we celebrated a birthday of my sister,everything was OK. I bought her a T-shirt as a present.I told my friends at work about you and they are excited also aboutour meeting!!!!As usually I'm sending few pics.Me with my friend at winter.Me in the window of my mother's house.Me with a kitten (it's not mine, it's a kitten of my friend. I have awhite cat, her name is Dilly).I'm always in a hurry last three days! I have to make so manyarrangements! Tomorrow I will start my trip and I will fly to Moscow.I packed already some things but not all.It is not that far from my city, about 3 hours by plane. The mainEmbassy is in Moscow and all interviews to get a visa people pass overthere. As soon as I come there I will receive more information abouteverything and I will write you all details of my visa from Moscow andthen I have more time to write you a nice email.Now I'm also in a hurry! I have to translate my professional resume intoEnglish because I will need it in Moscow!I think it will be not hard to translate it, I hope so! I just don'thave enough time to I have to do it as soon as I can.Today came email for my visa appointment so they are waiting tohave an interview with me and they are ready to give me a visa. Theyneed to see me and check my background and everything and ask me somequestions but that's OK!I will try to write you few more words about me! I like to cook, I'velearn from my mother how to be a good woman and wife. Of course I wasnever married but I'm sure I will be a good wife and I will doeverything to make my man happy!!!!!!!!!!!My mother was a good wife till my father died.....I'm sorry I became sad again..... So many years passed since my fatherdied but I still remember him like we talked only tomorrow.I want my man to be a good man as my father was. I'm not looking forany special qualities... I just want to man to love me and take careof me... I'm a one man woman and I don't believe in divorces (I mean Iunderstand some people get divorced but I want to have my marriageforever!).I want somebody who is ready to love me forever.My favorite color is blue.My favorite flower is pink rose.As for music I like relaxing music as Enigma, also I like some rockand jazz. I like different music.I would be happy to write you about my favorite movies, books andeverything but my time is limited now and I have to go!!!!It is so good I'm writing my emails to you!!!!!!!!!! It makes me sohappy and also I can practice my English! Sorry I'm sure I made a lotof mistakes today but I try to type as fast as I can!!!!!I don't know why but I think about you every day! When we celebrated abirthday (I wrote you) my sister asked me why I look so happy! Shethought I've met a Russian man and fall in love with him! She wasshocked when I sad I met a foreign man in Internet and now I thinkabout this man all the time. Now you know I think about you all thetime!!!!! Really!!!! My mother and sister said they wish me luck andalso they said hello to you!!!My father would be so happy if he only knew about my future trip andmy meeting with you.... Maybe he looks at me from the heaven now.....OOOOOOOOOOHHH!!!!!!! I looked at watches here in internet cafe! I haveto go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I will write you as soon as I can!!!!!!!!!As soon as I have enough free time I will write you all things youwant to know!Thinking about you!!!!Ekaterina!!!!

Letter 5

Stuart hello,Glad to say that I am all right. You know I am in Moscow now and I think I have madealmost the half of my trip. To be fair I am tired, everything is not so easy like I thought. It ishard enough busineess because of so many barriers on this way. I want you to know that you can'timagine 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:


Information for Ekaterina Iliushkina. "RusTourPlus",Astrahov Oleg. 788219 Moscow,Koshkina street 23, office 78. Moscow to Dubai Flight 1 Saturday, October 20, 2007 Departure: 10:50 Moscow, Russia - Domodedovo Arrival: 17:00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai, terminal 1 Airline: Singapore Airlines SQ375 e Aircraft: Boeing 777-200/200ER Please use our service .Best regards.Manager|Astrahov Oleg. Price: USD 1350.00+ Round trip tickets.Eco.class.


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 roundtriptickets (with returning date). I wanted to ask you about electronic tickets but they tell thatI can't use because it is their businees to arrange all travel details and they have some extramoney 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 anybodyhere 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 Iwill 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 mybest, 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 returnhome,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 USdollars 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 wasready 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 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 mother gave me all she had.Thank you in advance. Maybe i look like the poor outsider but I do hope you understand my positionbecause it is always there is anybody who needs the help.I will call you from airport and I will wait for you there aslong as you need,I mean if you need any time to arrive in airport.it is not problem for me to waitbecause 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 orderedall my documents in advance and you see everything is ready so fast I need only your help becausewe 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 bankexplained 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 beable 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 38-10post code (zip) : 491620Full name Ekaterina Iliushkina (right writting in English)After it please write me money transfer control number and I will go to nearest office of westernunion with my identification (passport). In case you will need it I`msending you a copy of my passport.Honey I am so happy that we will be together in a few days and I have so many different dreamsabout us and our first kiss and .....some of my dreams areso brave i will tell you later when we meet I prefer to say such things in person and I am sure wewill have a lot of fun.I'm sure we will like each other and we can probably stay together forever! I will prolong my visaor apply for a green card!Sorry my mother is paying for the education of my brother, they helpedme as much as they could.OK! Everybody has difficulties in it's life! You know maybe women in Russia (and me too!) are notthat 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 everythinghe tells me. Maybe I'mtoo old traditioned? I don't know... I'm sure you will help me and we will meet each other and havea great time together! When I come to you I will listen to your advises and I will do everything you tell me! You are suchgood man! Ekaterina with great hope and many kisses!

Letter 6

Hello my sweet,I`m so dissapointed, I don`t know what to do.I just called my mother from a public phone andshe told me that I`m asilly girl because I didn`t know that I need to buy roundtrip tickets.But she is anable to help me, because they don`t have such money.I also asked my friends but their answer was "no".I sold my gold earrings and my gold braslet, so now I need 460 dollars to complete my trip.I thought that I will never ask you for such help, but I don`t haveanother way...I do hope to get your letter with words that you will help me because ifnot I have to cancel all travel preparations and collect things to gohome.I can't imagine I am at home again,without any result and justlost all the money I had before,wow,they will kill me.I mean mymother because I took all the money we had because wethought that I will meet right man and I have had so many plans anddreams. Now I see i have met this man!Honey please take me from here,I will work hard to earn moneyand I am sure I will be able to return all your money and return yourkindness because you are so kind to me.My poor english is problem toexpress all my feelings I only hope that you can read between wordsand I very much hope that we will meet each other on Saturday.I`m not a ganster or a mafia, I`m a usual girl which just wants to be happy.Pls answer me, I don`t know what to do. I`m waiting for your answerin internet cafe. I kiss you, Ekaterina