Letter(s) from Galina Roschina to Ne (Canada)

Letter 1

This is me again. As I promised I am going to tell you more about myself now.
My name is Galina.
I am 28 years old.
I have never been married and I have no children.
My height is 5.5 and my weigh is 120. You can have an impression about it from my picture.
I am a very affectionate person. I believe in a life full of physical, emotional and spiritual happiness. And I want to share such a life with a person who wants the same.
I love the outdoors, spending time at home with a beloved person.
I love nature, water, picnics.
But I don’t do this as often as I would like it to be as I don’t have the one who could share it with me.
I am honestly ready to open my heart to a person who could really appreciate this.
I work as a shop-assistant and do sell clothes for women (skirts, trousers, blouses ). I really like my job. It is great when you can help someone to look more beautiful and I like to be around people.
I live in Russia. The city is called Tomsk. If you look at the map, you will find it close to the center, in the beginning of Sibiria. but somewhere in May I am going to get a student visa and I am going to come to your country. I thought a lot about it and had come to such decision.
I love Russia but I do really want to move to a more stable country. The life is very complicated here. I know it will not be easy in a foreign country. But I am sure I can do much more in your country. I am a hard-working person and I am not afraid of difficulties, so with the opportunities that your country gives I can do more than I do here.
I already have some experience living and working in a foreign country. Some years ago I worked in Australia and I should say I liked it very much. So I know what is waiting for me and I don’t want to waste time. And I decided to try and find a person I could rely on, the one who will be with me in joy and sorrows. We all work a lot now and it takes so much time that we miss the most important in this life – love relations and family.
Living in Australia I had relations with a man. But I had to go back to my country as my visa was over. He didn’t want to wait for me any longer. It was too difficult for him. It was a very hard period for me but I could handle it. And now I am ready to fall in love and to have new relations. I tried to have correspondence with foreigners. But as soon as they get to know I was from Russia they disappeared. They thought I was a scammer. I hope that you are not scared that I am from Russia.
I want you to understand, I am not a scammer. I don’t need money from you. I heard much about it and I really feel sorry for women who are true and want to find their happiness.
All this is so wrong as there are so many people who really want to find their second halves. And internet is a very good opportunity for this.
I hope that you like my picture. I am not a model, of course.
I am just an average Russian girl who is truly seeking her love...
I hope that you are interested in me and I will hear back from you. And perhaps, in the future we will have an opportunity to meet. I go to the internet cafe 3 times a week. That is why I am going to write to you in a day.
Well, I hope that now you understand me better and I will be waiting impatiently for your reply.

Letter 2

I am very glad to hear from you. Thank you for paying attention and for writing back.
You can call me Galya. It is a short name from Galina.
All my friends call me Galya...
I am going to tell you a little bit more about my lifestyle.
My apartment is rather small but very cozy. It is very expensive here to rent an apartment. So this is what I can afford to myself now – one room, no phone and a small kitchen. But my friends say it is very comfortable. It is difficult to live alone and do all by myself. My parents live in another city. I moved from there when I was 17. And I don’t see them often. We are not in very good relations with them. But any time they need my help, I will come and do what I can for them. Though I am 28 y.o. I am ready to settle down, to have family, to give all my time to my husband. I think that every person needs a place he could come and feel easy and comfortable. This is what I am looking for and what I need. I don’t want to be lonely any more. I was disappointed several times. And I don’t trust men here any more. By the way, how it happened that you still haven’t found your second half? You are a very interesting person and a good man. And I am sure you break hearts. You already know that I am trying to get a student visa to your country. And it could be a very good opportunity for us to meet if we like each other through letters and find that we match each other. The situation in our country is very uncomfortable now. With our president Putin we have no democracy. And our new president Medvedev same as Putin. There are no good laws; we live like it was during the Soviet times. And I don’t like it at all. Other countries are developing fast. But we are still on the same level as it was many years ago. I liked living in Australia. It is a big and well developed country with lots of opportunities for good life. I lived there for 1,2 years. But unfortunately, I had to go back because of my visa. I was there in 1997-1998.
And it was a very good time for me. I enjoyed it.
I worked as a nurse with children. And I liked the family I lived in very much. They are good people and they helped the first time a lot. My language skill was not good and they helped me to speak and understand it better. My living there helped to write and speak English fluently. So there will be no problems with our communication.
But I don’t want to go to Australia any more. I told you already in my previous letter that a man I had there just left me and I don’t want to anything to remind me about this again.
I am going to tell you about interests and hobbies in my next letter. I have to stop here as the time in the internet cafe is limited. I don’t have my personal computer at home as most people in Russia do.
Well, I will better stop here for now.
I have attached pictures that were taken last sunner at the Black Sea. It is the South of Russia. I was there with my friend Vika. She is a very close friend to me. She did take the pictures of me.I will try to send you my pics with each letter. I hope you don't mind?

Letter 3

such a pity there is no message from you.
You have received my last letter?
There were a pics from Black sea.
I only want to tell you that I think of you and wait for your reply. Please, write me as soon as possible.
I am waiting for your reply impatiently.
I have some time and I decided to tell you more about myself.
I really like you and I would like to know you well. And I want you to understand me better too, to know how I live, what I do in my spare time.
Well, I like cooking very much. This is one of the things that make me relax and forget about all the bad things that happen during the day. Salads, different soups, pasta, souses, cakes and pies– it is just a short list of what I cook. I like very much to try new things. It is always nice to go to a good restaurant or to a nice pizza place, cafe.
I do it seldom, usually it happens when we celebrate someone’s birthday.
I like trying new cuisine and trying to guess what are the ingredients.
What’s favorite dish?
What’s is your favorite colour ? Mine is red and black.
I like animals a lot. Also I like watching programmes on TV about animals. I do love cats and dogs. Also I have a dream to make a horse ride. I think it is very exciting.
Watching movies is one of my adorable things to do, especially at the weekend.
It is always so nice to rent some movie, to cook something tasty or something sweet, to invite someone of my friends and enjoy the time together. It is especially nice doing it in the cold winter evening with a warm blanket and a cup of hot tea or coffee.
What’s favorite movie? Any favorite actress and actor?
I like Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron very much. I think she gorgeous. And I always try not to miss a new movie with them.
Also I like studying languages. I try to improve my English and also I would like to learn French some day. I have a phrase book and trying to learn something though sometimes it is rather hard.
I always try to find time to read something. The last book I’ve read was “Loneliness in the internet” by Vishnevskiy.
I liked it very much though it is sad but it shows the true life of people. I also like to read classical things by Tolstoy, Bernard Show, Dostoevskiy and others.
I regularly go into aerobics. And I also I go twice a week to the swimming-pool. It helps me to stay in a good shape and to be healthy.
I try to lead a healthy life style, don’t have any bad habbits.
Music helps me to be a in good spirit. I like ballads very much though sometimes I can listen to a fast music. I like Lara Fabian very much and Darren Hayes.
What about you? What are your prefers? Tell me, please, more about you and your interests.
I have one question for you. Do you know any colleges and universities close to your place? I could check them in advance and enter then when I go to your country in May.
I wish to study and live near with you, that we could meet.
I wish to study as the translator.
My pics today -
The first picture was taken 2 months ago at my work. I hope that you remember that I work as a shop-assistant at the store that sells clothes for women. Another picture was taken last summer in the park.
I like to have long walks in parks.
Well, I have to close here. But will be waiting very much for your reply.

Letter 4

Unfortunately, I can’t talk to you on-line, as I write letters to you from the internet cafe and the time is limited there.
I wish I could chat with you but right now it is just impossible as I don’t have a personal PC.
I am going to send you my address here. As I already told you I rent my apartment and I don’t have a phone there. But here is my address, in case you decide to send me a card or a hand-written letter: -

Apartment 19,
Minina street 4,
Tomsk, 634033, Russia

Yes, I am going to come to your country in May. Somewhere in the middle of May. I am going to enter the University or college. I am doing all the paperwork for this now. That's why I asked you about the colleges or Universities close to your place. So I could study and meet with you there.
Do you want it?
I have attached one erotic picture for you. I have done it to show that have a beautiful body. I hope you like it. Please, don't ask me to send you naked pictures. I am not going to do it. I write you from the internet cafe and I don't want anybody to see my naked pictures.
I hope that you understand me.
Do not forget to send me your photos.
As soon as I finish this letter I will go and have a short walk.
You know walking is one of the things I adore. It is so nice to have a long walk and then find some small cafe and get a cup of coffee there. I don’t have a car and I don’t really want to have it right now. And it is too expensive for me. I have no money to buy a car. I have never tried to drive a car and I have no license.
Walking is much more pleasant. Unfortunately, most of the times I have to walk alone. All my friends are married and they try to spend more time with their families. I also like to go to the movie a lot. But do it rather seldom. Usually I go there with my friends, but they don’t do this often. They try to spend more time with their husbands and children. As I don’t have children and a husband, I try not to bother them often. Sometimes I feel rather lonely but I try not to think of this often.
Any way, my city is too beautiful not to walk. My city is very beautiful. There are so many places of culture there, lots of monuments. It is very green. It is especially beautiful in spring and in summer time when everything is awaken after the winter.
There are also many parks and we have one boulevard with fountains.
And it is gorgeous.
Also we have some really beautiful churches. I am Christian but I am not really religious. I have my own faith inside.
And I go to the church but do it seldom. I am not fanatic about this.
I like nature very much and it is always a please to go somewhere to the country-side and to spend a day there. I like picnics, camping a lot. It is great to spend a day on the fresh air, especially when you are with friends or family. I try to enjoy it every time we do it but sometimes I feel very sad as I miss
not having my second half near.
Well, I am not going to be sad, as I am sure everything will be fine. Please, tell me about your city? What is it?
What’s interesting there?

Letter 5

I decided to come to the Internet cafe again to write you.
I still choose college in which I shall go to study.
I shall inform you the name when I shall know...
I wish to arrive and live in an apartment. I wish to rent.
My visa will allow me to work and study. I can pay the residing.
I wish to move to live to your country for ever.
I am going from the post office. I decided to send my parents a letter. As I already told you I am not really in good relations with them.
But any way, they are my parents and I love them. I also have a brother and he is younger than me and they give him all the love they have. They always loved him more than me and didn’t pay much attention to me. My mum wanted to have a son very much and she couldn’t get pregnant for a long time and she was very happy when she got to know she was going to have a son. Of course, it hurts to know that they love him a lot and are not very interested in my life. But if they are happy, I am glad for them. I moved to Tomsk when I was 17. I entered the Pedagogical Institute and studied for an educator. I worked as an educator in the kindergarten as soon as I finished it. Though I like children a lot, the salary was too small to continue working there. You know it is rather difficult to live alone when you don’t have any help from anyone.
That’s why I decided to try and find another job. I had relations with men in my life. But I can’t depend on a man who is not my husband. When I love I give all of myself to this person. Unfortunately, men can’t always appreciate this. I like sex but I think that when you are in relations with someone you should be faithful and do not betray the one who lives with you. Unfortunately, men here want to have everything, a faithful wife and another woman as a lover. I am a very devoted and faithful person and this I can’t accept. Hope you understand me. Sex is very good but I accept it only with the person that I love. I am not a virgin but at the same time I am not a slut. My last relations were 2 years ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as he was too busy spending good time with his friends all the time and he almost paid no attention to me. I was just like a beautiful thing for him and nothing more. Since that time I had no relations with other men.
Well, it is not really comfortable to talk about sex right now.
You know that I write from the internet cafe and there are lots of people around me. And also I don’t know you too good yet to discuss this topic.
I have to go now. People are coming and coming to the internet cafe and you know my time is limited. Internet cafe is a place where everyone can come and use a computer there. We have to pay for such a service. It is not a library where you can use computers free of charge. When I lived in Australia I often went to the library and could use computer there as long as I needed. But here the time is limited as there are too many people who need to use them. Please, tell me about your family.
What relations do you have with them?
Enjoy you day!!!
All the best to you.
P.S. I asked you in my previous letter to send me your address.
I want to send you a card and my picture. Or perhaps, I will send you a hand written letter.

Letter 6

I am so glad I have you in my life and I have an opportunity to come to the Internet cafe and talk to you...
I am not really in a good spirit today.
I had a very bad conflict at work. Some people here in Russia think that if they have lots of money they can do and say everything they want. I had a conflict with one very rich woman at work. She didn’t like the quality of the clothes. And was so rude with me. But I am just a shop-assistant. I am not the owner and I just sell things.
Sometimes I feel that I am very tired from my life in Russia.
I have nothing. I rent a very small apartment and can’t afford anything better. I get a very small salary and prices increase here every year. But salaries are still the same. I was shocked when I get to the store to buy some food yesterday. They increased prices again for milk products. Milk costs about one US dollar which is too much. For-example, my salary is 120 US dollars a month. And a half of it I pay for the apartment. And what is left I spend for food. Very seldom I can afford myself to buy something from clothes.
I am just tired from a hard life here. And I want to move to a foreign country. I want to get another education, to find a good job there. That is why I am trying to get a student visa.
I haven't decided yet what University I am going to come to.
I am still searching information. I would like it to be close to you. I am doing the paperwork now. And as they told me my visa would be ready in the middle of May. But I don't know the exact dates. It is just the way things are done here. As soon as I know everything, I will let you know.
I want to have a more stable life for me and my future family.
And what is more important I want have a strong man near me and to have a comfortable life for us. So I am trying to save money any way I can for my trip and studies.
Please, forgive me for writing this to you. But I need to talk to you. It is sometimes so hard to be just by myself. And sometimes I need a strong shoulder and a friend to cry and to get an advice.
I know that you are a very understanding person. So, please, try to understand me. You are my friend and I trust you.
I have attached my pics again. This is in the bathroom.
Would you like to take a bath with me? I think it is rather romantic. What do you think of this?
This picture was taken with my friend Vika in my bathroom.
It was 3months ago. Vika came to visit me and I was there in the bathroom. She likes taking pictures. So she decided to take a picture of me. I hope that you are not shocked with my pics?
Really? It would be great to take a bath together. It is very relaxing. And I think it is rather romantic.
PLease,let me know what you think of this.
Write me your thoughts and your dreams.

Letter 7

I do not know what to start my letter with. I feel shame andoffended. I just want to tell you that I am completely serious.I have serious intentions to come to you and I am not goingto lie to you. I am not a silly little girl that plays gamesto get money. Can’t you see it from my letters? I understandthat I should settle down already and that is why I am going tomove to another country. I know that in Russia I will not beable to have a strong family and good job. I will be unhappy.Here men don’t look at women as you do it. I have decided tomove long time ago. But couldn’t start doing it before I metyou. I didn’t want to go to your country without love. .I asked you to send me 240 USD. And I feel shame for this. ButI had no other choice then to ask you. The problem is that I haveonly 7-10 days to pay for my visa. I didn’t realize I would needthe money so urgently. They took my papers and told me that Iwouldn’t pay in 7-10 days, they would just refuse me. And thenI will not have another chance to get visa to your country.It was a shock for me . I thought that I could just leave thepapers and then pay for it before the trip. I thinkI would be able to find the money by that time. But it wasbeyond my forces/ I was shocked. I went to all my friends andacquaintances. But all refused to me. They don’t give such abig sum of money. I don’t ask my parents as they just don’tgive me money. When the last time I asked them to help me,they refused me. They told me they had to support myBrother and themselves. It hurt me. That is why I do not askthem about anything any more and I almost don’t talk to them.I asked my friend Vika to help me, but she had not such money.She is married and has a child. And recently they have boughtan apartment and took it in credit. I also went to the bankto check there. But they even didn’t listen to me. My salaryis only 120 USD. And they just can’t give me 240 USD. I hadtears. That is why I decided to ask you. And I feel shamefor this. I understand that it is very difficult for you totrust the girl you have never seen before. Lots of Russianwomen lied to foreigners. But I am not the same. I am real.And I am not going to lie to you! I promise!I know that 240 USD is not such a big sum of money in yourcountry. And I ask you this money not as A present to me,I am going to give them back to you. As soonas I come there and start working I will give you moneyback. I told you I was going to study and to work. I willbe able to pay for my studies and for my accommodation.I already told you I was going to get a student visa for3 months. I will be able to come to your country and tochoose any university or college. I have 3 months to enterit. And I can stay there as soon as I finish it. I am goingto choose the one that is close to you to be able to see youoften and perhaps we could get married.You are really a very dear person to me and I want to bewith you and if you fall in love with me, we can get marriedin the future. If we are together, we will build our futuretogether. I am not the one who wants to get everything inat once. WE will work together and pay our bills. I understandthat family is for the rest of the life in joy and sorrows.And I will understand if you decide not to have a family withme, and we can just be friends. I will understand if you fallin love with another woman. You can’t order your heart who tolove. I understand that you can like me through the lettersbut in real life you may not fall in love with me.I ask you one more time, please, understand me and send me 240USD.I already told you that you have to send me money to my city.You should use Western Union or Money Gram for this.And use my address that I have sent to you.You should send money to Tomsk for my name.My full name - Galina Rosnhina.Galina this is my nameRosnhina is my last name.You can send money through Western Union:TOMSKPROMSTROYBANKLENINA 193,TOMSK, 634009, RUSSIA.orPROMSVJAZBANKROZY LYUKSEMBURG, 15TOMSK, 634009, RUSSIA.my address -Apartment 19,Minina street 4,Tomsk, 634033, RussiaYou don’t need anything else to send the money.As soon as you send the money they will give you secret number( MTCN or Reference Number ). And you’ll have to tell me it.Or I will not be able to get the money without it.As I already told you could get all the information andthe address of the office at the site -westernunion.comormoneygram.com.I don’t know what else to say for you to send me money assoon as possible as my time is limited.Next time they will just refuse me in visa. I wrote you allthe truth in this letter. I am sincere and open with you.I hope that you will understand me and decide to meet withme. Please, believe me and send me 240 USD. And please, rememberthat I have only 7-10 days to pay for it.P.S. I was in such a rush that I forgot to take pics withme. I will send them next time.I promise you.