Letter(s) from Ekaterina Ankudovich to Kevin (UK)

Letter 1

I've just opened your profile and I like what I see, really. My name is Katya, I am from Russia. I know it's written about UK in my profile and I don't know why, I will try to change it as soon as possible because it's a mistake and I didn't write it. All the other information in my profile is correct so if you're interested it will be really great for me to know you more. My e-mail is pirelest@yahoo.com, I check it almost every day so I hope to receive a letter from you soon. Even if you're not interested - please, write back so I'll just know about it. Ok, I will end this little message now, hope you will write back soon and best regards,

Letter 2

Hi Kevin! It's really nice for me to receive your letter now, thank you a lot for taking your time and writing it. It's great to hear you're writing a book by the way, I like Japan a lot, but I've never been there myself, it will be nice to visit one day. I want you to know that I am very new to this kind of relations but I think it's not too hard so I will do my best to tell you some information about me. Ok, let me start. As you already know my name is Katya and the long and full form is Ekaterina. I am living in a city named Snejinsk in Russia. If you want to see where I am on the map you should search for Cheljabinsk, it's the nearest big city to me. My birthday is the 5th of August and I will be 25 years old, hope I'm not too young for you :) I am working as a teacher for kids preschool age (4-7 years old). I teach them Mathematics, Biology, Literature, Writing and Reading, English and Russian languages so you can see I am very intelligent myself :) just joking. Frankly speaking I don't like to praise myself but it's really necessary sometimes. I am working every day for about 8-12 hours except Sunday and I really like my job because these kids are the smartest creatures in the world and it's always too funny and too noisy with them...they're helping me to stay a big kid in my heart too and it's really great. I am living here with my parents and my sister who is 20 y.o. now and who's name is Masha. I am writing you this letter from the internet cafe which is the only one internet cafe in our city and which I hope will not stop working soon as it happened with the previous one :) I am sending you some of my photos with this letter, one is me with Masha (I know she isn't so beautiful but she's the best sister and a friend in the world, believe me), the second one is me with one of my pupils, and the last one is just me, I really hope you will like them all. I have lots of photos but I need to find a scanner to scan them, I will try to send you some with each of my letters. I want to tell you also that I've never been anywhere abroad from my country, I've travelled in Russia but I've never been to other countries, hope one day I'll be able to travel somewhere... Of course you can ask me why do I write this to you, why such a nice girl can't find her happiness somewhere not so far from her location and you will be totally right but I have an answer for you. You know, Snejinsk is a little city and about 80% of population here are military people because a city was a military zone for many years and most of the men here are already married or have some other goals in life except creating of happy family...I don't know how to explain but I hope you'll understand me. By the way, please, forgive me for my English, I know it's not fluent at all (even if I teach others) I try to improve it day by day and I just hope you can understand me easily. So I've decided to search for my other half somewhere abroad my country, the world is too big enough for it, don't you think so? I'm sure you do, that's why you're here :) Ok, I will end this one now and will be waiting for your reply impatiently so please, write soon. Oh, and just want you to know that it's really great to meet you.
Hope to hear from you soon,

Again I responded and got the third response.

Letter 3

Hi Kevin! It's nice for me to get your reply, we're moving forward and I like it a lot. I am fine here, as usual and hope so much you're spending your time there without any problems too. Thank you for writing me more about yourself, i like what you wrote and of course it will be wonderful for me to receive some of your pics so please, send me some soon. You know it's very interesting for me to learn more about you and I just hope this correspondence will lead us to something special in our lives. I want to write you some more about myself, fortunately I have some time for it now. You know, internet connection is just terribly slow here, I was studying in Cheljabinsk for 5 years (I finished a Pedagogical University there) and I was using an internet in the university library, it was really great to surf the web there because the speed was high and it was really nice because I was able even to watch movies onlines...here it's really terrible, I was receiving your letter for about 25 minutes. Frankly speaking it will be nice to talk online using Yahoo Messenger or any other one but it's just impossible here so I am writing this letter, like Pushkin did :) Do you know Pushkin by the way? I'm sure you should know him. Ok, I wanted to tell you more about me, not Pushkin :) In my first letter I didn't write you some usual things about me like my weight (51 kg), my height (169 cm), my favorite movies (Fight Club, Phone Booth, Cruel Intentions), music (Roxette, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Brian Adams, The Beatles of course). By the way my parents were (and still are) great fans of Liverpool quartet, so you can say I was learning English from their songs and I still like their music very very much. When Paul McCartney visited Moscow I wanted to go there madly, but I had some shortage with money and also my work schedule didn't allow me so I've just watched his show on TV, anyway it was fantastic. Let me tell you some more about my family. My father's name is Evgeniy, he is retired now and he was a policeman for all his life. He was born in Belarus and moved to Novosibirsk where he's met my mother and fall in love with her. My mother's name is Elena, she's a scientist and she's also retired now. Both of my parents are 51 years old. I am sending you a photo of me with my mum too, hope you will like it. I was born in Novosibirsk as well as my sister and we moved here 10 years ago because my mother received a pretty nice offer from a Nuclear center which is situated not so far from here (that's why the city was closed in Soviet times and it's still not so easy to get here even now). My sister is a student now, she's learning economics and trying to show herself very clever haha. She has a boyfriend who is a professional photographer and who have made some model photos of her and me (I am sending you one of them, I am looking not so good there I think so I hope I will still get your reply after you'll see it). I can write for more and more but I think you're already bored with it so I will stop now and will send this one to you. I am also sending you another photo which is just a funny photo of me :) I will end this letter now, but before I'll do it I will tell you one thing. All my life I have faith that the most important things in relations (even virtual) are honesty and trust from the other side, so I want you to know that I am trying to be always as open and honest with people as it's possible as well as in my letters to you, I hope I will receive the same back and I hope you still can understand my poor English :) heh...Ok, I gotta go, will be waiting for your reply and hope to receive it soon...

Letter 4

Hello Kev! I am very pleased to get your letter and hope you will feel the same when you'll see this one from me :) Thank you so much for writing me more about you and of course for the photo which is very nice even if you don't think so :) How are you there? Hope your days are going fine. Mine are not so great, yesterday I found out one of my pupils has got in hospital because of the car accident so I went directly there and was very worried about it. Thanks God he's fine now but will be recovering for about 5-6 months. So I was a little shocked by it and today I gave a lesson of rules of the road for all my other pupils and hope they will remember it. Ok, I hope you don't mind me telling you about it, I understand you have your own life and problems there but anyway I really want to share such things in my life with you because I've always seen my future husband as not only my lover but a best friend too whom you can share all your happiness and tears with...if you know what I mean...by the way, I didn't ever write you that I don't smoke and I drink very little, a glass of wine or champagne sometimes and of course I don't drink vodka or something like this :) Also I've never done any drugs and I really hate such things. So what can I tell you more? I like to play pool and bowling but I'm really not good in both of these games, anyway I'm trying to win always :) I like to spend my free time with my friends, going to the cinema or picnic when it's summer, and also as you know my father was a policeman in a military city so my sister and I used to go shooting (see the photos) and also I like skating very much, do you like it? Well, what else...I like cooking very much and it's always a great fun for me to cook a new dish and allow my family to taste it...of course sometimes there isn't a happy-end ha-ha :) but it happens really rarely. Well, I am sorry this one is short but I really should go now. I also want you to know that it's not so easy for me to write you as often as I want it, and I hope you can understand this. And the silence from my side doesn't mean that I forgot about you, it's just mean that you will get a reply a little later :) I know I've already wrote it but anyway I want to write it once again that I am very happy that we've met each other in a so big universe of internet and I want to welcome you in my life.
Best regards to you,

by the way my address is:

Ulica Lenina 10-3

I just want you to know that because of my city being a military zone it's really hard to use international regular mail, the rules are strict about it here so maybe sending anything isn't a good idea but we can try.