Letter(s) from Ulyana Byharena to Rock (USA)

Letter 1

Hello, thank's for your reply so much!!! What is your name?
I hope soon I will be able to come to your area by my birthday and we will meet each other!
I'm not sure why I picked you but I feel something special about you!
Sorry my profile was not accurate. Honestly I thought it will be just like a joke to post my profile, I just wanted to try if my English is well enough to talk to someone from another country and I wanted to know if I can communicate with foreign people.
This time I will write you more about myself. I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests.

As you know my name is Ekaterina and my last name is Boyarinko. So you already know my full name.
I'm 29 years old, not that young I think? My birthday is 7th of November. I'm 167 cm tall (5.5.) and 51 kg weight (about 120 pounds, I'm not sure how much it is in pound but I'm not fat!).
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, I do aerobics three times a week and two times a week I go to the swimming pool.
I have an older sister, you can see her with me on photos. She is 32 years old now.
She recently divorced and she had 4 years old daughter. Her husband cheated on her.
We live with our parents in 3 room apartment.
Mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together.
My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I can play piano also, she teached me how to play piano.
I finished music school and I still play piano about once a week. My father is retired engineer.
I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like music at all! I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday!
I've never tried it! The name of my town is Pohvistnevo it's near Samara city.
Pohvistnevo is quite small town and Samara is a large city, the main city in our district.
There is no chance for a good life here and it is very hard to find work here.
All young people leave small towns and go to big cities in searches of work but unfortunately there is too there is no luck for them in big cities because nobody is waiting them there.

Living in Russia is living " all by myself ". It is good but cruel school of a life.
I hope that in he future I shall work as fitness trainer because I have the certificate and I am good in it.
I worked in last of two years as fitness trainer and it was the best time in my life.
I do not smoke, also I drink socially. My preference in alcohol is red wine, but only a glass or two.
I tried to smoke when I was younger. Silly me! But I think almost everyone tries to smoke when you are 13 years, right?
I try to take care of my body and the face as much as possible.
I wasn't born yesterday and I know that almost all men love women " by their eyes ", I mean that this or that way woman's appearance is very important for the man.

Speaking about my travel. I know that I shall have all documents to travel very soon and I shall travel to Moscow at the end of this week again to finish all preparations for travel to the USA.
I shall get visa and I shall buy the ticket and then I shall fly to the USA.
I do not know where exactly I fly because I have not decided yet.
I can choose almost any state to stay that is why I need to know a name of the nearest international airport to you.
I just wish to have somebody expecting me at the airport and I do not wish to be alone there.
I shall fly to the USA directly from Moscow and I hope you will want to meet me at the airport and to be my guide and it would be great to meet you face to face and to spend some time together.
I know that it is not an easy thing as it might seem, but there is nothing impossible, right?

I shall be more than glad if you understand me and my thoughts and you are with me in this question but if not, then please tell me that you are not interested in me and do not wish to meet me, ok?
I think I should close this letter.
It is not good that I have no computer at home and I have to send my letters to you from Internet cafe which is far from my house. I would like to talk to you on the phone, but unfortunately we have no opportunity for international calls (I cannot call to you and you cannot call to me because here we have four-digital telephone numbers).
It is possible to make international phone calls only from big cities.

All right, it is enough for today.
If I did not tell you something which is very important for you or I missed something, please do not be angry.
Just ask me and I will answer for sure.

I think I shall be here in the Internet cafe tomorrow,
I have many preparations before travel to Moscow. I hope when I come here, I shall see one more letter from you.
Please write me and do not forget me!!! I'm sending few photos for you today! I hope you are not tired to look at my photos?

Boyarinko Ekaterina
my home address:
Samara region,
Pohvistnevo, Lenina str. 11

PS Please send me as many as possible photos of so that I could know you at the airport.
And one more thing. I have very important question for you:
- Do you like strong drinks?
- If so, then how much and how often?

Letter 2

Hello dear Rock, Im very glad to see your photo, its very good and nice, i like it very much.
I feel so lucky because I have met such a man from the first time and I will do all my best to meet you in real life soon. Ok, this letter is going to be long too, so be ready to read it since I want you to know everything about me.

I guess you have a right to know that I am not perfect and I am not an angel, I mean I am just an ordinary girl with all ordinary human problems. Sometimes I can show my character and of course I don't expect you to be an angel too, I just want to meet a kind man. I am an easy-going person and can forgive almost everything, but there is one thing. I hate drunkers and rude men.

I love water and my favourite thing is swimming. I wish I could live near some sea or a ocean. You know, I have a dream.
I want to see an ocean. I was always dreaming about it, sometimes I even think that I was a fish in my previous life (hopefully some dolphin but not a shark). I also love warm weather and I hate winters. Here in Russia winters are long and very cold.

I have graduated the Samara State Univercity and I have a high degree or a license in trainers faculty and I can work as a fitness trainer or dance trainer. I like my profession and I wish I could work on this subject in some fitness club.
I think it is very important to have a job which can give you not only a good salary but also good mood and get a pleasure from your job. What do you think? Unfortunately it is very hard to find such kind of job here becquse we have only a couple of such clubs and there is no vacancy.
Ok, some things wich I also like and don't like to do:
I think I didn't write you I like to cook. 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 have never been married but I hope someday, I also don't have kids though I already have an experience of a baby sitter.
Sometime ago I had to stay at home because I couldn't find a job and I was helping my sister with her little daughter.
I hope one day to find that special one and it is impossible here in Russia because men are real drunkers and very rude.
You know for me age difference deosn't matter. I think it is better that you are older then me because older men are more experienced and they know what they want to get from life. I hate evil people and I hate politics.
Last few years I associate politics with wars and as you can see from my letter I hate violance and wars.

What I like in a man? Faithfulness and honesty. He has to be open-minded and kind-hearted, also easy-going.
And I believe that there cannot be any games in relationship between a man and a woman.
It is very important for a man to be a kind man. Maybe you think I am naive but I do belive that love and kindness makes our world still alive. Are you a kind man??? I do believe you are, because soon I am flying to the USA and meet you there.

When I am in the USA I will rent some room near my future work and hopefully we shall spend free time together.
I have a question. Is it ok for you if we live together. I mean if we like each other or maybe if there will be something more then just be friends. I think I will improve my English with your help and it will give us a chance to get to now each other better, who knows... We'll see.

I have a driving license but I am not sure if I am able to drive there in the USA, maybe you will give me a few good lessons.
My head is full of plans and ideas...
I am sorry for a long letter but I just wanted you to know me better. I am flying from Samara's airport to Moscow in a few hours.
So it is several hours from Samara to Moscow.
When I come to Moscow and settle down I will write you an email. I will write you as soon as I can!!!
I will have to find a hotel or rent a room to live in before my flight to the USA.
I was told it will take about two more days to complete all my travel arrangements and I do hope to see you in a few days already!!!
Even don't think to look at other girls since I am the best one for you!(joke)

Your Ekaterina

Letter 3

Well, hello my dear Rock!!!
It is me again. I cannot belive I am in Moscow already. It was a wonderful flight for me and everything went well. You know even though Moscow is a capital of our big country, it is just like some country. Different people, life and the prices are very very high. People are very rude and angry, they always rush in a hurry and always trying to be cautious.

When I got off the plane and was waiting for baggage a policeman came up to me and asked me to show my passport. They are all crazy here because of the terrorism.
I understand that they are cautious but still I think it is humiliating.
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!

Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I'm still uncomfortable about it but I feel soon it will be OK. I've been to few shops here today and I see goods are much more expensive here then in my native city. 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 has two grown up children but they are already married and don't come to visit her very often so she is alone and she has not much money 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... or even abroad... they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they didn't imagine their way to find the happiness can be not as 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 meet you!! But I don't worry about you! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! And I think I'm enough educated not to end up as a prostitute and I will find my happiness! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My parents and my sister are worried enough about me and I don't want to make them worry more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything.
I miss my parents... but I'm getting better with every hour ))
Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something.
Please confirm the name of airport and be sure you wrote it right.
Please confirm me your full name and telephone number.
Please don't be mad! I just want to be sure I have your contacts! This way I will feel more confident. I am afraid to make any mistake... I hope everything will be fine.

I will write you with all the information about my trip when I get it.
Excited??? Me too!!! Well, I will cose this letter. Please write me as soon as possible.

Ekaterina with a great kiss from Moscow!!!

Letter 4

TRAVEL INF0 "Entire-Travel" client : Ms.Boyarinko


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Travel dates for: Ms. Boyarinko.
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Moscow to Detroit
Flight 1 Sunday, November 04, 2007

Departure: 14:25 Moscow, Russia - Sheremetyevo Intl, terminal 2
Arrival: 15:50 Frankfurt, Germany - Frankfurt International, terminal 1
Airline: Lufthansa LH3183
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A320-100/200
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 1:05

Flight 2 Sunday, November 04, 2007

Departure: 16:55 Frankfurt, Germany - Frankfurt International, terminal 1
Arrival: 20:05 Detroit, USA - Detroit Metro, terminal EM
Airline: Lufthansa LH486
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A330-300

Detroit to Moscow
Flight 1 Sunday, February 03, 2008

Departure: 21:25 Detroit, USA - Detroit Metro, terminal EM
Arrival: 11:20 +1 day(s) Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol
Airline: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL6036
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200/300
Operated by Northwest Airlines
Change of plane required. Time between flights = 0:50

Flight 2 Monday, February 04, 2008

Departure: 12:10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol
Arrival: 17:25 Moscow, Russia - Sheremetyevo Intl, terminal 2
Airline: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL905
Aircraft: Boeing 737-400

Price: USD 1290.00+ Round trip tickets.Eco.class.


Rock hello,this is the info I have got from agency and I think I have the problem. and it seems to me I need your help because I must get this flight and nearest possible flight for me only in October and I hate to imagine if something goes wrong, I have done too much to lose all now. I know it sounds like I am pooroutsider but you see I have not time or somebody to ask about help and I have nobody to help me, you know my relatives gave me all that we could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don't have any other choice. I booked the tickets but I can pass my interview only when I pay for my tickets, I didn't know about it. I can receive my visa only after I pay my tickets so they want to be sure I have a roundtrip tickets so I am not going to stay there illegally. I think their rules are too strict...
The problem is that everything is getting more exspensive. Oh, I forgot to tell you that the date of my return flight can be changed.
I promise that I will return all the money I borrow as soon as I can. I will get salary and collect the sum you lend me, it is only money ,and I think that it is not too hard for you to help me. You see I have such chance only once in my life. I know you are kind man and I do hope you will be able to help me.
I was in the bank to try to ask them about credit but they tell I have to have something to leave them and I have nothing to leave because I have only some clothes, some parfume and it is all I have, and small gift for you from russia with love People in the bank gave me an advise that if I have good friend (I told them about my problems and you ) that you may send me money very fast, they tell that there is the system western union and it works very fast, I am not sure I know how it works but they tell you need only my name and address here in moscow and I have to have only passport to get it in any bank of Moscow and only I can get the money when you send it,I think it is good way and like I was explained it is very safe and takes a few minutes only.
I have about 400$ yet and I need about 1000$ from your side. I am talking about American dollars. After getting money I will make all payment and I will have an interview, it is a must.
I also have good news!!! They say I can stay longer than three months I can stay about six months for first time.
I will have to change the date of my returning flight only. I also want to say that you don't have to worry if you don't like me or something in my charachter I will not disturb you. It is only your wish to share your time with me, and money is money, I will return it all to you anyway.
I am sorry for such a cold letter but I am getting crazy to think that you can just don't reply and I will stay here without any result of all my hopes and dreams , and hard work too.
I almost forgot to give you my full name and my address here in Moscow ( where I rent a room).
Country : Russia
City: Moscow
Address: Kuusinena, 17 - 31
postal code (zip) : 105079
Full name: Ekaterina Boyarinko(this is the right writing in English)

You should put this info on their list and send me info when you send me the money.
I will need to know MTCN (money transfer control number) which will be given to you when you send me the money.
Well I will finish this letter since I am a little tired and feel not well.
I know that it is hard decision for you because you don't know me well enough, but dear please help me and you will not sorry of it I promise!!!
Please don't leave me alone in hard minute I will pay the same when we meet!!!
And I will have paper with my and your names when I will be in your airport I don't want to miss you!!!!!
Kiss many times!!!!
With great hope,
Your Ekaterina!!!!

Letter 5

Hello dear Rock,
I am so happy that you are trying and don't give up on me.
You know I was so nervous and I was even afraid to go the Internet cafe and check mail from you because I was afraid that you say no.
I don't know what to say because I am still nervous. We have only few days to get the money and buy tickets.I told you that life here in Moscow is incredibly
expensive, every day I have to pay for renting a room and buy some food to eat.
Last night I coudn't sleep. I guess this is because of the whole situation.
I was thinking a lot about our meeting and how this will happen. Do you have any ideas?
If so, share with me. I also want you to share with me sincerely with everyting you expect from our meeting and what you expect from me. This will make us feel closer for each other.
Let me know as soon as possible!
I kiss you many many times!!!
Your Ekaterina

Letter 6

Hello dear Rock
I have so many thoughts running through my head and I don't know where to start from.
I was planning this trip and I was saving money carefully for more then a year.
I have never been abroad and this was the first time I was arranging the trip.
I am not after best standards of living and I am not after sugar daddies, I am trying to be me. I am trying to develop myself in all areas and not to stay in the small town deep in Russia where there is no job, no money just for a living. nothing!
If you don't help me noone will help me. I don't want to survive, I want to live.
It is not funny when you have a salary two thousand roubles per month. I know that I decide my future.
Ok, enough about that. If cannot help me, then I must cancel the trip and go back home because I have no any other way out. I wish I could come to you...I really liked you a lot and I guess there is something more, it is a sympathy for a man from a woman. I wish I knew that everything will be so complicated. And I feel bad that I can loose all my saved money for the trip, I mean papers arrangements, trip from Samara to Moscow, living here. I have never seen you in person and now I guess I will never see you if you don't help me.
Sometimes destiny plays bad and hurtful games with us, but this is life.
You are something special for me and I even don't know how to explain and maybe I shouldn't say that.
Please let me know if I have chances to get your financial help or not.
I need to know this as soon as possible. If nothing works out with my trip, then I will be here in Moscow for a few more days because I need to try and return some money from the agency and then I will go back to my home town....


Letter 7

Hello my dear, Rock

First of all I want to tell you that I got the money and I want to thank you millions of times for you help.
You please forgive me that I didn't write you at once, when I got the money. I just don't think it is a good idea to carry money with me in such a big city.
All day long I spend at the agency. Whew, soon is the last step for my trip preparations.
I will be going to the Embassy to get my visa. I will be interviewed and then I will be given a visa.
I am so happy, Rock!

Last few days are very exciting for me. So many events! To tell you the truth I am even nervous, I think it is normal because I have never been in the USA before and I will meet you there.
When I think about it I have butterflies in my belly.

You know, I didn't have such good sleep for a long time and now thinking that YOU is so close to me makes me feel calm and happy. I wake up smiling and I am happy, because I knew you wouldn't leave me here with my problem.

You are a real man and I am really glad that I have met you. Unbelievable!
We shall see each other face to face! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You sent me the money. You helped me! Thank you!!!!!
Thank you for coming into my life and giving me real hope for a happy future!
From now to eternity, you'll be in my heart every moment of every day. I open my heart and my soul to you and I hope you will not break it. I am counting hours... and I know you do the same.

Tomorrow is a very important day for me, my interview. I need to relax and try to forget about the interview at least for a couple of hours. Maybe I should go to the cinema?
I wish you were here with me. I would show you beautiful places here in Moscow.
Maybe one day, we shall walk in the Kremlin....

Ok, my dear. I must finish now because my time at the Internet cafe is limited because they have many people here who need Internet.
I will write you tomorrow right after the interview.

Kisses from Russia!!!!!

Your Ekaterina

PS I am going to bring a special present for you from here.
I am sure you will like it!!!! Curious? You will have to wait!!!!