Letter(s) from Olga Lobanova to Stephen (Canada)

Letter 1

My sweetheart Steve,

Today after work I met my cousin. She lives in Moscow now so I was really surprised to meet her. She come here to meet her parents, my aunt. She graduated from Institute of foreighn relations. She works like translator now and she just returned from Toronto. We spoke a lots and she told me how is she living and what news. She told that Toronto is very nice city and it's very big. I was a little afraid to tell her about you but when I told her she said that I did all correct. She told that we have not lost a chance and we have to continue communications make it more closer! She told that it's not often people at another part of the world finding someone that can makes feelings and if it exists they have to keep care about it. She said, that important things are understanding and respecting. I agreed with her and I think that we have it with you! I think we have to do anything for us, I feel our feelings are very important for our future, we have to use this chance that given for us and not lose our happyness. I am afraid to lose anything we have now, because letters is good and it give us for understanding each other but it does not compare with personal meeting. I believe that we are born for each other and we can pass a life together. I think, that one meeting in person is better than one million letters. Do you agree with me? What are your ideas? I think, the most important thing for us is not to lose our chance that is given for us. My dear, how much friends do you have? Did you tell them about me? What do they tell about our meeting about you? I have a lot of thought about it. I need your ideas.

Love you, Olga

Letter 2

My dear love Steve!
It was so pleasant for me to get your letters! With every your letter I feel that we bacoming more closer and closer! Every time, when I reading your letter, my mood become well and my heart is knocking so strong! I miss you very much and all my thoughts last time only about you! When I coming to Internet club and saw a letter from you, I pleasing as a small girl. You are the unique man that can understand me now and can support me in difficult situation! I am sure in you and I can trust you in any case. I think a lot about you and about us and I understood that I dreaming about making a family with you to have a honest, loving, reliable husband like you, who will be sure in hisself and in myself. I dreming about that time when I will be helping you in all about house, to work and rest together, laughing and solve common problems, because your problems will be my problems and on the contrary. I think, it has to be so if people love each other.
I thought a lot about this all and what we have to do now. I think, that we have to meet in person and I am ready to arrive to you for us. How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each other, I think, we cant get such result just communicating through letters. But I am very serious about you, and about our meeting. We did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue our relations.
I talked to cousin what do I need to come to you, is it real or not. She know about it because she visiting sometimes another countries. She sayd that I need visa and air ticket only. She sayd that it’s not a big problem to make a visa for one or two month. She advised me to go OVA (Omsk Visa Agency) and to ask there about it. So I will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Omsk to the OVA to ask more about it.
My sweetheart, how do you think, if I will come to you, where is the best place for my living? At your home or at a hotel? I would like to stay at your home, if its not a problem and if you want it. I hope my wish to come to you to meet in person is not confuse you. Please tell me the true.
My dear Steve! I do not have a big salary but it’s not bad for Russia. I saved some money for any case, but I was not sure for what. I think, that this case is come. I dont sure if this help us for visa and ticket both, I dont know how much does it all cost, but I hope it will help us. Also I would like to go to cash departments of airport to know how much tickets cost. My dear Steve, I need some information for this. Please write me closest airport to you and what date is better for my visit? My love, what do you think about duration of a trip? Please write me you opinion about this all. I shall be waiting it with impatience.
Forever yours, Olga

Letter 3

Hi my sweetheart!

I so happy to get your mail and to write mail to you again! Dear Steve, I have some good news for you!

Today I was at my father and spoke a lot about you and me. He can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from me, but he understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me. Its seems he like you. He is very glad for me that I met a man who I seeked for a long time. He believes in you and he trusts you. I asked him a lot about our future how it can be. He told me that we have to meet first and then to decide what to do. Also he told that if our relations after it will be successeful, he will present us his village home or he can sell it then we would not have any financial problems with visiting our country few times a year. Its enough big and old house and it costs about 40 000 dollars. But it can be sold only after it will be privatized and it can't be ealy then in 8 months. My father dreaming to sell it and he think that now there is a good reason for it. He hopes all will be fine in our relations. He tells that this money should be enought for us for the first time for living, for period seeking for job.

So , I have another news: I just returned from OVA. I was so worried if it will impossible to get visa for me yesterday. And I was so happy today talking with communication manager of OVA today when he tolding me that I have a great chance to make a visa and to get it approved. He asked me a lots of questions and he suggested me to fill some documents but I rejected because I am not sure now about some details of my coming to you. We have a lots of questions without answers now, some unresolved questions. So here is information about visas that I ñan do:

1) Tourists visa. It allows me to come to your country for period from 2 weeks till 1 month. It cant be prolonged and on the expiration I have to back to Russia. It costs about 210-250 dollars USA depending duration and including ensurance and neccessary medical tests and other.
2) B-2 visa. It calls "visa of the bride" also. Its good for period from 2 weeks to 3 month. It can be prolonged maximum for 2 additional months and then I also have to back to Russia. It costs about 340 dollars USA including all services.
3) I forgot a name of this visa. For approve it we both have to visit Russian Embussy at your country and fill some documents. This kind of visa allows us to get married. I can't get it and approve it at my country. We shall get it for my next trip if we decide to get married.

Any kind of visa will take 2-3 weeks to be ready and approved.

My dear Steve, how do you think, which visa is better for us? I was really sad to know that visa costs such money. Tommorrow I will try to get news about a cost of the ticket. When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do better. Please write me all your ideas.
Yours, Olga

Letter 4

My dear love Steve!!!
I am so happy to get your letter and I am so happy that we becoming closer to each other. All night I thinking about you and about us, I turned on few times the light to read and reread your letters. Its very great that people can meet each other throught Internet and write letters to each other just every day which can let them know more about each other, to make fellings and empathies. I am so gald to meet you in my life and I am planning to meet you in person. I am very serious in my choice. I dont think that longterm correspondence will help us as much as personal meeting. I dont like to speak about financial, it does not good in Russia, I dont brought up such, and my parents teach me to consult with it only by myself, and if I ask someone about something, it mean that I thought a lot about wheather to do it or not. So I thought a lot about is this good or not to ask you about help, but I hope for your understanding because I do it only for both of us and for our happyness. My dear, during the time of our communicating, I understood that we have feeling to each other that I can call LOVE. Such feelings between people become not only from nothing and from lots of thought, analyses of relations, understanding and mutual help. With every day I am becoming surer in my choise and in you. And I sure those if I do some mistake you will understand me and forgive me and I can say it about myself too. Looking for our relations I understood that only destiny of my heart is to meet you in person. And I believe in mutual feelings.
Do not worry about my work. I did not take holiday during 2 years. My chief advises me to have a rest now because there will be a lot of work in the summer. My holiday will make 1 month (under the Russian laws I can have a rest 1 month in one year) So, do not worry about it. I was at cash of airport department today asking about cost of the tickets. I dont think that tickets can cost so much! I dont sure in choice of date, but I asked about cheapest tickets that exists. Its costs about 936.85 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket:
Depart Omsk (OMS) 7:10 am
Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 7:48 pm 25 August
Aeroflot-Russian Airlines 818
Delta 31 / 5616
Connect in Moscow (SVO), New York (JFK)
Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you know, I saved up some money, its about 90 dollars for the ticket and all money for the visa. So I need about 840 dollars more. Its really hard for me to find now such money bymyself, it will take about half of year more. Will you help me with it? What do you think about a date of our meeting? Which is the best? The easiest for me is to take vacation in next month. Please write me your opinion. I dont know a lots about how to send money but I will ask it from my cousin, she sent money few times for my aunt from another countries. I am waiting your responce with impatience and I hope for soon meeting. I am sure that meeting in person will be better then thouthands of letters. But it big money and if you cannot help that I can understand you . It my mistacke. Everything is Allright.
Yours, Olga

Letter 5

My sweetheart Steve!!! I just so happy to have such great frieand and soulmate as you! Every night I thinking about you, sometimes I can't sleep thinking of you! You can't imagine, how much do you mean for me! You become so close man for me!
Today we had a greatest holiday of out town. It was the Day of City. There are lots of flags, baloons, fireworks and shows. I was so sad, that you were not with me, I would like to hug you or just keep your hand. That so important for me now, that's my dream. I like such holidays. All people look very happy.
Today I talked with my cousin about us more and she is so happy for us! I ask her about transferring money, she said that the best way is to use western union system and she said, that everybody in Canada know how does it works. I did not hear about this system of money transferring and I just searched Internet for this to read something about it. And i found this site, where anybody can get nearest bank, which included to western union system. Here it is:
www.westernunion.com . You can visit it and look how does it works.
Closest bank to road service station is:
OMSK, 644088
Phone: 7 3812655869

Then I went in bank and the clerk has told to me is necessary to use control number in transfer of money (MTCN) . You will receive this number at bank and you have to give it to me. I need this code, your name, your adress and your zip code to get money. The clerk has told that without MTCN it is practically impossible to receive money.

Its seems all information that you need to send me money is my name and my surname. You know my name, it is Olga and my sirname is Lobanova. Please let me know is this information enough for you?
Please let me know.
I kiss you and hug you, my love!
Forever yours, Olga

Letter 6

My love Steve!!!

I was so happy to receive news from you! It's very important for me to continue communicationg with you to get news about you and to tell about me. I am very proud for our relations.

Today we have windy weather, a little rain. I do not like such weather. All people seem gloomy at the streets. But I have a good mood, because I know that there is man at another part of the earth who loves me and who needs me. And who would love to share his life with me.

Dear Steve! I am very tired to be along. Every night I can't sleep thinking about you and about us. I have a lots of dreams about you and bout us. Sometimes I am crying because we are not together. Can I write you such things? I can't wait till that day when we shall meet. I dream to be with you soon. Its seems you are that man who I searched for all my life! And this is so pleasant for me that I found you! I looking forward for the day of our meeting! I know that it will be the best and happiness date for us! Every day staiyng here without you is very hard for me.

I want to receive the B2 visa. I shall receive the visa in 2 weeks after purchase of the ticket. Unfortunately I cannot receive the visa because I have no a ticket. I can receive the visa only after purchase of the ticket. What do you think? Can you help me with money for the ticket?

So, I will go home now to make holidays food. My cousin will go home to Moscow tomorrow morning. I love her very much. I hope to make celebrate food for you too, for the day of our meeting.

Yours, Olga