Letter(s) from Tatyana Sokolova to Axel (Germany)

Letter 1

Hi, my new friend!

Frankly speaking I feel a bit confused, because I have never written to a man through the Internet and I even don't know what to start with... Well, I will start from the very beginning. My name is Tatyana and I live in Kazan. This is a very nice place especially in summer and there are a lot of good people here. I was born on the 1st of January, 1980, I am 29 years old, and I think that this is a very nice age to start a new life! I work in a hospital, and I am a children doctor by profession. I love children and this is very pleasant to deal with them. My work is rather interesting, but it is not easy because very often I am responsible for a kid's life and this is hard to be responsible for such a serious thing! But I am in my place and I think that I would never change my work even if I was offered a million dollars! And what is about you? Tell me what you are and what are your ambitions in life!
I live together with my Mother, my Father died.
He was crossing the street at the crisscross but unfortunately the driver was drunk and he didn't notice my Dad... and it so happened that I lost my wonderful Dad, whom I loved immensely... it was a hard time for me and Mum but we were together and overcame everything. Right after finishing school I entered the medical University and after graduating from it ( I am not bragging, but I am proud to tell you that I graduated with honors!) I was offered a vacancy in our Hospital. I agreed without thinking it over, because I thought that this is my vocation and I was not mistaken, because I have never felt pity about my choice ever since. Not much changed from that time, but one day I realized that I am tired of life here, tired of being alone and tired of the same faces. And one day when I was going home after a day in the hospital I decided to visit an internet cafe which I pass every day on my way to work. I have heard about internet dating services much, I know that internet is popular nowadays and my friends often tell me about there experience in the virtual reality. I was shown some well-known dating sites and having received the most necessary instructions I decided to have a try. And here I am writing you my first letter! I don't know what it will lead me to, but at the moment I feel very interested in you! Please, write me more about yourself and don't forget to send me your photo! I will look forward to your answer and will come here tomorrow again!
with my best regards,

Letter 2

Hi again, my friend!
To tell you the truth, I am very pleased that you answered me back so quickly, because I have been waiting for your answer with impatience! I still can't get used to that quick internet letters! It seems unbelievable that only a few years ago people wrote letters in hand and waited for the answer for weeks! By the way, in Russia the internet post is still not very wide spread and I write letters to some of my old friends by usual mail. But this is great that I can get the answer from you in no time. And I hope that if we go on like that we will manage to know each other very well! :)
In this letter I will try to tell you a bit more about myself. So what are usual things unknown people ask each other? Probably about hobbies... Well, I can't say that I have any particular hobby, any occupation to which I would devote all my free time... I am pretty busy at work and to tell the truth I am so tired after it that I have neither time nor inclination for anything but to go to bed or prepare something to eat and to read a nice book. Oh, I like cooking very much! My mother is very fussy about food we eat and she taught me to cook very well. My mother is a teacher, she works in primary school and deals with small children as well as I do. We have something in common in the professions.
As for my favourite films and books... I can strongly recommend you to watch my favourite film "Lilja 4-ever" with Oksana Akinshina in the main role. This is the film by the Swedish director Loukas Moudisson and as far as I know you will find it in English as well. This is a real tragedy of the teen-age Russian girl. Well, I won't retell you the plot, you can watch it yourself if you want!
I like to read very much, I prefer classical writers to modern ones, for example I appreciate Russian writer Bulgakov. And from modern foreign books I like very much "Da Vincy's Code" by John Brown(I am not sure in the spelling, it is surely wrong, because I am not very good at English, but I hope that I express myself quite clearly????)
Well, and on this I will finish this letter and I will start waiting for your answer! Please, write me as much as you can about you because I am interested in every detail of your life! Of course, if you want to!
I will come here tomorrow and hope to see your reply!
bye bye for now,
PS to tell you the truth I have never thought there are such handsome men in the internet

Letter 3

I am very happy to receive a letter from you again!
I was thinking and trying to guess what you will write me today!!!
Probably this is a bit silly of me, but I read you answers several times before starting to answer. I think that you can write me everything you want, because I feel friendly interest to you and I am happy with every passing day I discover something new in you!
The weather was very good today, the sun shone brightly (though the day was cold) and the birds sang cheerfully in the air. I wish I were a bird, to have no problems but to sing and to enjoy life!
I didn't have much work today, and this is good, because I could come earlier to the internet cafe to write you a letter and now I have time to cook something delicious for me and my Mum! I think I will make a cake, a magnificent cake!
I wish I could treat you to it!
What are your favourite dishes??? Tell me, please, I will try to find the recipes and will learn how to prepare them! It will be a nice piece in my collection, I suppose!
And I will probably invite my best friend to tea, she is working in my hospital too. I don't have a lot of friends, but those I have are true and I am sure that I can rely on them. By the way, what is your attitude to friendship? I have heard that in other countries such term as friendship is not popular, all people are living their own lives and they don't have such friends who are ready to help them in difficult life situations. But I appreciate friendship very much and I am sure that every person must have friends... Do you have friends?
I feel that you and I have a lot in common and though we know each other for a short period of time I feel close to you... But ok, it is too early to talk about something after some letters that we have wrote to each other.
Let's go on and we will see what it will lead us to, ok?
So, I am finishing and will go home now,
with my best regards,
PS it is incredible that so many Russian live in Berlin!

Letter 4

I have answered everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What have I not answered???????????

Letter 5

Hi, darling!
Here I am again in the internet cafe reading your letter... during this day this is the only pleasant moment for me... because this day was not a very happy one and I feel sad. This day is the anniversary of my father's death. And we had a small day of memory. Yes, it has changed very much since he is not with us... everything was very different when my dad was alive. We never had such difficult time as we have now, he was a true man and could find a way of any situation. And now, when we are alone, I feel sometimes that I can't find the right decision... the first years after his death we were running the greatest moral and financial difficulties, because I was a student and my mum was keeping the house while he was alive. But after that she had to go back to work and with the miserable salaries in our schools we were having very hard times. I don't know how we managed to survive, but now the situation is a bit better, at least I am not a student any more and I can earn a bit for our living but since that I never felt safe. This is very hard to lose people you love.
Darling, I hope you had such terrible occasions not often... better never.
Now returning tom your questions. Of course there are plenty of hospitals in Kazan as it is a city with more than a million population. And I work as a children's doctor mainly days and very rarely at night. I am sorry not to have answered the question that time, I am just too inattentive when I go to the internet cafe after work. I will try to be better))) Ok, I will go back home now, because when I went here my mum was crying and I am afraid that she will fall into deep depression again, so it will be better if I am with her all the day long. But she says herself that it is necessary to start new life and she wants me to do it for her. She wants me to be happier then she is. She is a great WOMAN, my mum.
Ok, and I am sorry for the sad letter, I hope that I haven't made you sad... to make it a bit better I will send you a nice smiling picture of me, to let you know that I am not that pessimistic creature.
I will come here tomorrow and I hope to find your answer.
bye bye,

Letter 6

Hi, my sweet man!
Honey, do you know that you are the best man in the world? The women in your country must be blind or absolutely silly to let you search for love in the internet!!!! Every time I see the letter from you, I think "why do we understand each other so well?" How can it be that two people from different sides of the earth have found each other? This is incredible, but my heart is singing and I thank God every day for the perfect chance that he gave me to be with you and to share life with you. Let it be only the life in the internet but I am sure that the day comes and we will see each other in real life! Do you think it is possible? Yes, I appreciate the great communication power of the internet, that brings people together but I can't but confess that it doesn't fulfill the function of the real communication. And even though I feel that the internet helps us very much, this is not enough... Please, tell me your ideas on this matter, ok?
Honey, I want to tell you that I am incredibly grateful to you for the happy moments in my life! You even can't imagine how much you mean for me... for me this is not just letters... in my letters I open my soul, I am giving you a part of my heart and I hope that it is safe with you... I have never been so much open with any man in my life.... I lost the faith in them, but you, you alone made all my ideas go to ruin.... and now I again realize that the world is full of happiness, full of wonderful moments, simple things which you do not appreciate when you are gloomy and unsatisfied... oh, I am incredibly happy now and all this is because of you! How can it be possible, honey????!
And by the way, returning to the matter I want to ask you for your home address. I want to send you a letter with my photo for you to keep it everywhere and also a small photo of my village.


Russia, 420044 (zip or postal code)
Tatarstan, (the name of the republic or district in your language)
Kazan, (this is the name of the city)
22 Volgogradskaya Street, (the address itself where 22 is the number of the house)
a/ya 157 (this is my mail-box)
Tatyana Sokolova


Oh, again the manager said that the time is off... :( oh, and I was going to tell you so much in this letter, but unfortunately I am limited and I can't spend at the computer as much time as I want...
This is the greatest disadvantage of those internet cafes. You pay them incredible money, but still you can't write as much as you want... This is sad, but I have nothing to do but to wish you to have a nice day and to send you my passionate kiss which I hope to get back in return from your side in the next letter, which I am waiting for immensely!
I am thinking of you all the time,
bye bye for now,

Letter 7

Hi, my sweet man, my daring prince!
Yes, I feel like a princess, like the Sleeping Beauty who has just awoken from her dreams and I can't but tell you about my wonderful feeling! Thank you for the warm and tender letter, I see that such a wonderful man feels the same to me as I feel to him and there is nothing more wonderful than to love and to be loved... Yes, I said that I love you... What is it if not love, when I am thinking of you all the time, when I go to bed with your face in front of my eyes and I awake still having it in front of me? You are coming in my dreams every night and you don't leave me even at work. You are with me everywhere and those letters from you! I have learned them by heart! Your words are sounding in my ears and I imagine your voice whispering words of love... Oh, I am in love, this is definitely so. I tried to run away from this feeling, I tried to lock my heart, not to let you go in, but everything is in vain. You have broken the blocks and you rushed into my heart, and you settled in it very firmly and you are not going to leave it! Honey, and I will never let you leave my heart because you are the part of me... Darling, this is fate and I feel that we are two parts of one whole, we are made for each other... oh, I feel now like the heroine of Pushkin's "Evgeniy Oneguin"! this is one of the famous Russian novels, I am sure you know it. She as well as me (her name was Tatyana Larina) wrote to the beloved man a letter where she said that she is giving herself to him and she relies on his honesty, that he will accept her pure love and will realize the treasure of it. But the man didn't appreciate it and her heart was broken.... I think that this is not about you and me, I hope you will see that my letter is the cry of my soul, my present to you, darling, I think you will appreciate it... Because I appreciate you and I love you so much that no woman will love you more!
Oh, and again my time is off and I wanted to tell you how my day was... ok, then I will do it some other day... In the picture I am sending to you today you can see me on my friend's working place. She is an accountant in a firm and we were having fun one day and I acted like a big boss. It was very funny and I want to share this silly but happy moment with you. I like the way I look in this picture. And you?
I will wait your letter with impatience, my love... your answers will be very important for me.
Your Tatyana with love
PS everything is fine with the address