Letter(s) from Liana Kataeva-Gatiatullina to John (USA)

Letter 1

Hello! :-)
It was very nice to receive a message from you!
I'm sending my photos so you can remember who I am.
it is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
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 guideor 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 Rusian Federation,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 Rusian Federation 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 Ru ssia many young girls also want to start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program "W ork 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, Canada or Europa (or other big country) . 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 24 years old and I`m not afraid of work (I shall work as the seller in shop or cafe of a fast food).
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.
I have black hair and at me blue 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 if you will like my pictures and will want to meet me!

I send my photos. With best regards Natalja! (this is my real name)

>>P.S<<
I hope it's OK with you and I will receive an answer from you!
I'm responding from my private email address.
I hope I'm your type of girl, I'm not sure you like Slavic appearance!! I hope so!
OK, I will wait for your answer. When I hear back from you I will
write more things about myself and send more pics!

Letter 2

Hello! Thank's for your reply so much!!!
I like your photo!!!!! I find you very attractive!!!!!
I'm OK about your age! Have you heard a saying The older the violin the sweeter the music?!
Can I call you - my tiger? Or is better by name?
I hope soon I will be able to come to your area and we will meet each other!
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. I'm 24 years old, not too young I think? My birthday is 5 May. I'm 169 cm tall (5.9) and 58,6 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, I do aerobics three times a week and I go to the swimming pool twice a week.
I have no sister or brother. I live with the father and mother.
We all live in two-rooms flat.
As I wrote you I live in Russia. The name of my city is Mednogorsk, it's near Orenburg city. Mednogorsk is very small and Orenburg is a large city, the main city in our district.
I graduated from Orenburg Humanitarian University two years ago.
As I wrote you I`m a menager of the big shop, my city is small but we have a big shop here. Sometimes I attend courses in Orenburg so I have several diplomas (look pic), but you know in russia we don`t have good work opportunities. But this work help me to take care about myself. When I come to your city I think it won`t be a problem to find work on my specialization (I shall work as the simple seller).
My father is 58 years old now, my mom is 46. You see my mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together. My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I also could play a piano a little. I like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge. I like all kinds of music!
A little about my father: he is in a good shape because we usually make exercises together, he doesn`t work now, because he is retired already.
I love both my parents and I'm happy my parents will be not alone when I leave them and will go to another country. Of course I will miss everybody but I want to have my own happiness!

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 INTERNATIONAL 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 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 parents about you, I'm sure they 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, Mednogorsk (Orenburgskaya oblast'), Komsomolskaya street 7, flat 19, post code(zip) - 462281.
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!

OK... it's time to finish my email. I'm sending a kiss by the wind to you and if I sent it to the right destination you should receive it by evening )))) I hope you will catch my kiss somehow )))
You like my photos? Two eyes it is "the luxury". It is joke of my father :-)

bye!

Natalja

Letter 3

John 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 Sunday, 20 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 Natalja Svizeva.

"CLUB of TRAVELLERS", 115191 Moscow, Gorodskaya street 8, office 17a.

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

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Aeroflot
SU 229
Sheremetyevo (SVO), Moscow, Russian Federation
Terminal 2 10:30
Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 12:10
Non-stop
320 13h35min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLNW 6045 OP
Schiphol (AMS), Amsterdam, Netherlands 13:10
St Paul Int'l (MSP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Terminal L 15:05
Non-stop
D10

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This reservation will be automatically cancelled if the order is not purchased until Saturday, 19 April 2008.

Please use our service . Best regards.

Manager: Liana

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 Sunday 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 Orenburg, 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, Natalja Svizeva !!!!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:
Sadownicheskaja street 14 - 23. 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:

"AWANGARD BANK"
115035, Sadownicheskaja street 2, stroenie 13 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!!

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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, Natalja