Letter(s) from Oksana Baskakowa to Maurice (Ireland)

Letter 1

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 policeman. He is about 70 years old. He said his wife died 2 years ago and he doesn`t have money to live, so he give in rent rooms in her apartment.
He is very nice man. He said I have to be very careful.
You know... he 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. He 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 parents are worried enough about me and I don't want to make them to 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.
I`m sending for you some photos of Moscow that I found in internet.
Please confirm the name of international airport (and his code) 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!!


Letter 2

Maurice hello! Excuse me that I could not write to you earlier.....
I'm writing to you as soon as I can!!!!!! I was busy with many arrangements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I had to repeat some words for my English test and I finally passed my test today morning!!!
Today I was in the travel agency and I received an information about my trip!
I will be very thankful to you if you can meet me at the Airport!

>>>>!!!!!I will arrive to you on Tuesday, 1 April!!!!!!<<<<

I hope so much it's a good day for you to meet me!
Please look at my flight schedule!
Here is the info, about my flight, that I was given in agency:

Information for Alla Saphiullina.

"VICTORIYA TRAVEL", 121596 Moscow, Tolbuhina street 14, office 21.

Price: USD 1285.00+ Round trip tickets.Eco.class.


SU 229 Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 10:30
Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 12:10
320 5h55min Daily
Aer Lingus
EI 605 Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 12:50
Dublin (DUB), Dublin, Ireland 13:25


This reservation will be automatically cancelled if the order is not urchased until Monday, 31 March 2008.

Please use our service . Best regards.

Manager: Iksana

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 Tuesday 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 300 US dollars yet and I think I need about 980 US dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight! (I had 1180 dollars, but flight from Irkutsk, opening visa, medical insurance and all travel needs costed about 800 dollars).
For truth I didn`t expect I will need to buy roundtrip tickets, but now I see that its a very strict rule.

Please send it today by Western Union or Money Gram
I will write you details:

>> !!! <<

Send it to Russia, Alla Saphiullina !!!!This is my full name!

Also I've got an advice to send you a scan copy of my passport in case you need to confirm my details.

This is my full name used in all official documents. They said this is all info you need.
But please for any case write down more info. The address where I'm staying:
prospekt Leningradskiy 25 - 10. I rent a small room In an apartment of an old policeman here, it's cheaper then hotel.The address of the closest Western Union (or MoneyGram) here is:


125284, prospekt Leningradskiy, 33 korpus 3

I have some money but it's not enough to complete my trip.
Please send me 980 US dollars and I will complete my trip!
After it please write me all details about the transfer - your FULL NAME and Money Transfer Control Number!!


I will call you as soon as I receive it.
When I receive the money I will pay for my trip and only then the embassy will put all final stamps on my documents.
I've bought you few souvenirs with Russian attributes!!! I'm sure you will like them! If you need something more please let me know, they are not expensive. Also I bought two boxes of Russian chocolate! I hope so much when I come to you we will like each other!
You are already very special to me!
Please when I come to you tell me more about you and your country!
I will listen to everything you tell me and I will do everything you tell me! I trust you really much!
I hope you will not do something to hurt my feelings.... I think you are really good man. I will never do anything to hurt yours!!!
By statistics Moscow is the second most expensive city in the world after Tokyo... everything is so expensive here... and I have to pay for my rent and food and buy tickets... please help me..
Sorry if I missed something or didn't comment please let me know I was so busy with with all preparations!!!!

Your Girlfriend, Alla