Letter(s) from Anna Marshakova to Michael (USA)

Letter 1

Hello Michael!

How are you there? I don't sure would you remind me but we met at yahoo dating a few months ago and I would like to know you more if you didn't find someone else still. My name is Anna and I send you some of my pictures. If you are ready to start a new relations give me to know. And I will write you more about me. I would like to see some of your recent pictures too.

Hope you have a great day and I will get your reply soon.


Letter 2

Michael, I am sorry I couldn't reply earlier. I didn't check my email box often but I will check it often now!

My name is Anna and friends call me Anya or Ann. I hope we'll be friends anyway.
I'm new member on dating so I even don't know what things I need to tell you.

I am 26, single, never married, no children.
My height is 5 ft 5 in (172 cm) weight is 119 lbs (54 kg). I have hazel eyes and blond hair. I don't smoke. I drink occasionally red wine or champagne. I keep active life, like sport and outdoors. I have some hobbies such as reading and listening to music. I like cookery and knitting also. I love animals and children. As for my personality, I am calm and loyal, enough emotional and sensible. I am a Christian but not a strong believer. I attend church seldom.
I'd like to meet good man with kind soul and great sense of humor. I am family oriented person and my goal is to make happy family. I need support and understanding in my life.

Decent, honest and caring are the things I am looking for. I am ready to become the fond and tender wife, good friend and partner. I am serious about my intentions and I am not going to play any games. Anyway I'm open for friendship and for dates also cause I'm single.

I will come to United States and it will be approximately after a month. I will have a job and apartment in your area. That's why I wrote you my message and the location in my profile.

I want you to know I am from Russia and I'm in Russia now. Small settlement called Leykovo was place of my living and where I come from.
Are you ready for my coming??? Just kidding!!!

Michael, I hope my appearance will be pleasant for you! I've attached four pictures for you. The first was taken at home about six months ago, other picture was taken about few months ago (from friends birthday at a cafe) and the next two pictures was taken in last autumn. Do you like nature? Sometimes I like to walk in a park or in a forest and spend all day for fresh air!

Tell me about yourself and what do you think. I'll be glad to answer your questions. I want to have your recent pics therefore do not hesitate to send it to me! Waiting for your reply.


Letter 3

Hello my friend Mikey, thank you for your reply!

Mikey thank you for all details about you. So how is your day? I'm in good spirit and I guess you want to know more about me also. I hope you understand who I am and what I want. As you know I'm looking for a friend and maybe more in your location because I will live there soon. Of course I want to know what you want to find and what do you think about me. I hope there is no any problem to talk and learning more about each other because I like to talk with you. Are you?? Now I want to tell you a little more about myself.

I'm internist and I like my specaility. I worked many years here in small Leykovo clinic and I decided to find the job in United States about one year ago because I've read about life there. I've found the job agency last summer and asked for job in America. I have been waiting for authorities authorization for leaving Russia! The agency found the job proposal and I've agreed. The job's place will be in your state and I will live there also because the employer afford the apartment for a living for foreign personnel. I don't know exact city but I will let you know when I will find out it. During the next days I will be informed about details of my future job but now I know I will arrive in New York city for visiting agency representation after a few weeks. I will get the documents for my employer and will arrive to the place where I will live and work at least for one year. I guess not far from this place I could meet you Mikey! Sounds great! What do you think?

By the way, I have a good friend here in Russia! She takes all my pictures and her name is Mariya. I'm attached other pictures to you. It was taken last winter. Mariya like to use me like a model. She tried to catch me with flying snow in the frame and I think it was success. Do you like that picture? Also thank you for nice pictures. I like it. :)

I think enough for today.. I will wait for your letter, hope I'll get it soon!
Yours Anna.

Letter 4

Hi my friend Mikey!

I'm glad to get your response today. It's really nice to talk with you and I like to have the contact. Thank you for your compliments. :) Hope you like to read my letters also! What do you want to know? I could answer any of your questions and I hope you will answer mine. Please tell me more about your family, friends and people you know. What is your usual day? I will also tell you what you want to know about me.

I like different activities like sport, walking, going-out and outdoors. I can't say that I am engaged in sport. I just like it. I like bicycle-riding, swimming and beach especially. Also I like to dance. I dance classic and modern dances. I am an amateur not a professional. I think the real woman should be beautiful both soul and body. My mother teached me to play piano. I also can sing. I will try to learn some English songs. Hope you can hear them someday! I like cooking because it's the ocean of combinations of tastes and I like to knit clothes when I have free time. It's a creative process and I like creations notwithstanding hand made knitting is unusual hobby. I like camping and swimming also. I like backpacking and camping. It's beautiful and romantic. The stars and campfire is great and I like it very much.

Thank you for phone number. I save it and I will try to call you this week or may be next week.

Mikey, I don't have even boyfriend now cause I'm going to leave Russia. So this is the main circumstance, I'm absolutely free! And I would like if you will be my second half. Thank you for your offer to help me but it is nothing what I need. Anyway it's pleasant for me to hear you ready to help me. :)

I want you to know my ideology. The simple things I want from life are happiness, family, careful husband. I put spiritual life to the first, not material things. I am not looking for better life or getting rich. I am looking for full life.

I was never married in Russia because I did not want it. I watched mom's life and other people living here. Bad economics. No perspective. I don't want to live here. I love my Motherland but I don't like the Polity. I want to have comfortable life and don't want to be in searching good job and better salary always. I want to dedicate my life to my future husband and my future family. I don't want to say I am lazy. I like to work but I don't want to dedicate my life to my work. I hope you understand what I am talking about.

Mikey thank you for nice pictures. You sent it twice but anyway I like it very much. I am sending you four pictures today and I hope you like it! Two of these are from my home and others from summer walk. The pictures I'm sending to you was taken by Mariya at the last summer. I guess one picture will make laungh you, it's funny! Do you have funny pictures of yourself?

Mikey I want you to understand me fully until we will make some any steps.
Tell me what you think about all what I said and what else you would like to know. Well the letter seems to be long so I will close till next time. I will wait for your letter and I hope to get it as soon as you can cause I would like to know what you think about my thoughts.

Thinking of you, Anna.

Letter 5

My friend Mikey! I'm glad to hear from you!

Today I have a good day and I'm glad to type my letter to you from job's computer at clinic. I hope you understand that it's the last month here in Russia. I will leave my home for a new life. I have good time to correspond with you. I enjoy it. I can say it is becoming one of my favourite things.
Maybe you will be a good real friend in my life in America, who knows..
I'm sure it will be great and I hope it will be!

Mikey, I like the same thing like all people. Movies, walking, theatre. I like to drink tea with friends in cafe. We talked about everything and nothing.
I don't have a lot of friends but all they are good people. To be honest I don't like 'empty' people. My friends are almost my old friends from childhood and youth. They are already almost married. Don't think that I am close person.
I like to meet new people and make friends. I am easy-going and I easily strike up new acquaintance. From another side I am not easy approachable woman. I am serious. I think it is from my upbringing.

I'm a medical doctor. Like I said I'm internist. People come to me and tell me what they're feel about their health and I'm diagnose the reasons. Then I direct them to other specialists like cardiologist or ophthalmologist for example. So if you will feel the ailment I could diagnose and maybe appoint the therapy in certain cases! I will work as internist also in United States.

The agency name is "Trudoustroistvo za rubejom". The english interpretation is "overseas placement".

Do you wondering about my English? I'm sure my English is not very good. I haven't practice and I make grammatical mistakes because I can't understand the grammar of times. Russian language have only three times: past, present and future. I try to write English as good as I can and I use the dictionary if I don't know the word which I want to write. I hope you understand what I'm typing! I studied English more than 15 years! Did you know that everybody in Russia learn English in school? It's ten years at least! I learned it in university also and it's the necessarily for all who study it in Russia. I dreamed to be interpreter when I was in school but I've become the medic and I'm happy that I studied English language because the knowledge of English has opened the whole world of the wonderful beautiful poetry of english speaking musicians! I like many performers and songs. Sometimes I join to sing when I heard my favorite songs, especially in a shower!!! Are you sing?

You asked me three things what I dislike in people. I don't think about it early but I can say I dislike lie, envy and impudence. I think it can use to any person. As for my second half I am sure that when I will be in a marriage I will make everything for small world which we will create. For me my spouse will be not only my beloved man but also my king. I will get great enjoyment making all to deliver pleasure to my spouse. But at the same time our world will be the world of trust and sincerity. About my feelings will speak my eyes, my acts, my words and I will wait the same from my husband. Care, mutual understanding, respect to each other. These are basic factors of ideal family. Kindness of heart, sincerity of words and beauty of soul is much more important for me than physical looks.

Mikey, I want to tell you: when I studied in school I had a friend which name is Rimma and I know from other friends from school she is in America now and live somewhere in state Minnesota but I don't know the address definitely.
Is there that state? Is it close to you Mikey?

I don't know Rimma well now because it was a long time ago when we conversed, more than ten years ago. I hope she is okay there.. She found the husband through Internet and they decided to live in America. I never thought about moving to another country seriously in that a long time ago but now I decided to immigrate and I will arrive the United States soon and it's agitate me! I will be very glad to have a friend when I will be there alone!!! Guess who???

I'm taking a pause till your reply. I hope to hear from you soon!
Yours Anna.

Letter 6

Mikey, I forgot to attach new pictures for you!

Thank you for great picture of your family. You have a pretty relatives. Every time I am sending you a pictures of me and today I'm doing the same! How do you like them? There are another four pictures for you! I hope you like it. I'm sure my friend Mariya takes the good shots of me. Did you know that I'm smiling not only for shots? I hope you have a smile on your face now.

Mikey I have your phone number and I am happy you want to hear my voice. It will be not very simple to call you and I want to ask you could you give me your mobile phone number or this number what I have is mobile? I will need to go to other city like Pokachi or Novoagansk for call you cause I haven't the sanction of operator to call overseas and get calls from other countries. Did you remember I live in settlement called Leykovo? It's the military and oil producing zone and people can call each other inside the settlement but the sanction need from authorities for call to other cities. Calls outside the country are forbidden so I will need to go to other city for call to you. I'm very glad that I have the possibility to send you letters and it's because of clinic computer. People haven't internet connection here, it's available only for organizations. Anyway I will leave this place soon because I don't understand how to live here in 21th century! I guess my new life in United States will be more various and unobstructed!!!

Hope you like my pictures! Waiting for your response..

Letter 7

Mikey, I'm glad to get your letter and I'm very glad to have a friend from U.S. You will be my first friend from there and I hope for a long time??
Who knows.. Let's see what it will be.

Thank you for your writing, I was happy to get it. I like what you said about your country. I feel I will like it very much. :) I will be glad to tell you anything else about me. Mikey what can you say about your character? As for me I have a kind heart and I'm a good listener. I'm always appreciate sincerity and honesty, I'm able to forgive and I hate anger and roughness. I'm very active and sociable and I'm a very gentle and sensual. Have you many female friends in the Internet? How often you tried to find someone via Internet?

Mikey, I'm person which don't like to keep the emotions inside, I'm very open and share my joy with friends and I like when people are the same! I hope you won't conceal the things from me??? Just joking, hahaha!!!! The life is gloomy and shit happens often but I don't give heed to little things and I dislike to show people if I'm grieved or have any problems. I understand why you don't want to tell me that story what you told your children but I would like to hear it one day.

I told you already I haven't children and I was never married but I had a long term relationship before. I don't want to remember that because my boyfriend which name is Boris hurts me and lied often and I don't want to looking for another one here cause I'm going to live in America! It was a dream before but now it's the reality! I live with a smile on my face and with hope in my heart.
I'm optimist and I don't need many things to be happy. All I need is a friend and soul-mate. I read what you said about your daughter and I really happy for you. I think it is indeed great to hear “I love you Dad”. :)

Mikey I will try to make a call after a few days and I will inform you when I will ready. I think it will be great to hear your voice and talk a little!

I'm so nervous about my coming to U.S. for a living and I hope you understand the reasons: new people, new job, new home, all these things will be new for me but I'm not afraid. My parents told me that the life is one and we need to do all what we feel by heart. So they are happy for my relocation. Of course I need to have the support and I will have it in my heart but it will be better to start living and working in new place having the friends support and I hope we will continue our friendship. What do you think?

Today I'm sending you three pictures from horse walk. We have a stabling near from our settlement and I like horses. I think it is most beautiful animal on the planet. Do you like horses? As for funny picture you are right is was popcorn. It was holiday and we just play the fool. It wasn't a serious emotion but it was really funny. :) By the way your pics very nice too. I have a good laugh when I see you picture with name "fishing". I am happy to see your new pictures every time and so keep send it.

I am a little tired today so I'm finish my letter. I'll wait for your response!

Letter 8

Hi my dear friend Mikey.

It's great letter, thank you for your writing. It really brights my days. Don't think that is just words. I always mean what I say... Or at least I try to!
How's your day?

That's great you have just one person on the internet. And me too. It was my first experience at online dating and I think it is nice method to find your second half. I hope we won't stay at this point and we will be a great match in near future.

Mikey I am glad you share your thoughts with me. I like what you said about Good Karma. I think the song of Steve Miller is correct interpretation of our life.
And you are right it could something anywhere and any amount but it will balance between bad and good sides. We must to remember it and we will have a success in our life.

Also I like that you are active person. To my mind the movement is life. And I try to keep active type of life. I think we will have much different occupations when I come. It would enjoy for me!

Today the weather is usual here for this month and I have a nice day because I went to medical commission. You know about my coming for a living soon and I do many things for this relocation. I hope you understand that I will do many things every day because I need to get all documents for leaving Russia and entering to the United States. More by token I need to get all documents for having new job. There are so many papers like medical enquiries, education papers, certificates, tests, biography, history of family, foreign passport, visa and other. All these things takes a lot of time, nerves, resources and money but I'm not tired to do all these things. Today I've got the medical certificate. I'm so happy because I'm absolutely healthy and it's good for specialists ecxhange program between Russia and United States.

I will leave Russia soon and sometimes I think about my friends and parents, how they will be here without me? I am sure I will miss them but I am ready to change my life. I'm sure that if you really want to be happy you must make happiness by self. Most of people here and I guess anywhere just talk about how would nice to have something or to be somewhere and they would happy if God will give them additional chance to change their life or come back ago for make life better. But they do nothing for it and it's just a talk. I think it is the main barrier for come true their dreams. I dislike just talk about future and I try to make those things what will help me for come true my plans and dreams every time. I haven't any regrets about something in my life and I am glad those what I have now. I just try to make my future by self and don't give up without even trying. Mikey what is your point about it? Have you any regrets about something? And are you a person like me?

Thank you for your nice pictures. I like rainbow fall it look very nature. Also I am very happy to see your second picture with great flower. Hummingbird flower very, very great flower. I see same flower never and I am happy to see it.

Mikey, did you see the new pictures for you? I'm sure that you like to get it. So, first picture was taken last summer by Natasha. She is our friend and from time to time we spend free time together but we aren't so intimate like Mariya and me. Next picture - Natasha, her son Misha and me. Natasha's husband to picnic on one of weekends in summer. And others pictures taken from Black Sea. There was excellente holidays last summer. I will send you more picture from there later on. Hope you like it! I'm finishing my letter now and I hope to hear from you soon!

Thinking of you always, yours Anna.

Letter 9

My lovely friend Mikey!

I'm glad to hear from you today and your words always really make my days happy because I like to talk with you and I hope we could talk face to face soon. It will be really better than typing, won't it?

Thank you for your pictures. New flower nice too. I like to see it every time. I am glad to hear story about your parents marriage. It was really funny. :)
Also I like what you said about your thoughts and yourself I would like to be that right girl what you said about. ;) As for your questions about my coming unfortunately I haven't a news still but don't worry I will inform you as soon as possible.

Yesterday I met my friends. We usually meet at someone's home or go to our favourite cafe. This is pretty nice place. It is small and very cosy. They don't sell alcohol there so it is not very popular. It seems stange? I am not sure you know but usually russian people drink a lot. So it is always loudly where alcohol is on sale. My friends don't like to drink too as I do. They are almost my old friends from university or childhood and a girl from my work. We talk, drink tea, joke, have fun. Very nice people. It's a pity we cann't meet often only once or twice per month. They almost are married and have family and children so they are constantly busy. Well the matter is that I told them about you. They were really happy for me. They already asked when I come to you. I explained we are just friends but they still bantered me during all the evening!
They say hello to you! Hello from Mariya and Natasha! I promised to tell you!

Mikey I want to give my complete name and mailing address. It is:
Anna Alekseevna Marshakova.
Zemlenichnaya str. 12, Settlement Leikovo,
Novoagansk area, Nijnevartosk region, Russia 628647.
Save it and use in case I cann't send you an email. Please, don't send me any presents cause it would be here after my leaving. Our postal system is slow and I will depart to the states till your package come here. Like you know it is military zone and the package could be delivered after several weeks. Mikey let me know the same info about you cause I want to know the address of my friend and if computer crashed or happen something else I could send you postal card to let you know I am ok.

Well I must already go home. I will continue next time after your response.
Yours Anna.

p.s. As usual I send you some pictures. There are three pictures from the walk near from our settlement and two pictures from Black Sea. Enjoy it! ;)
p.p.s. By the way I don't know what is “Twitter Paited”. I would like to learn it.

Letter 10

It's again me, Anna.

Mikey I am writing you second letter today cause I have some thoughts what I want to share with you. I hope you understand that I write you my letters and it isn't only empty words. I will overcome obstacles soon and arrive to the states.
We won't need in writing the letters cause we could meet and talk about all of it. May be we will become more than friends.. I don't know exactly what it will be but I want to learn your honest opinion. I guess you're nice guy and I really want to meet you after my coming but it will be the next step in our relationship and I must be sure in your genuine intentions to me. Could you tell me what is in your opinion?

I tried to imagine how could it be. I want to look into your eyes and speak about anything. I want to take your hand and ask you many questions. Have you a desire to talk face to face.? I really need in real communication cause it is better than an exchange of virtual messages, isn't it? I hope you're honest with me because I'm trying to be open and honest with you. I want you to know what I think everyday about our friendship and my near fututre. I want you understand it isn't a entertainment for me. I don't want to intermit our acquaintance. I feel you're right friend and you could be more than a friend after our meeting!
I just want to tell you all these things cause you must to know what I feel about it. I hope you understand what I'm talking about.

That's all for now Anna

Letter 11

My lovely Mikey!

My mother thinks you are worthy man. But she said I must be cautious. I can understand her feelings but for me you are honest man and I don't think you can ever deceive me. I know I could mistaken with my thoughts about you but time will say the truth. To be honest we discussed about our friendship transformation in something more. Don't worry, it is just an idea. I understand is too early to think about it. Anyway my mom said that she will support me in my choice.

Thank you for warm words to me. I don't mind if you will call me "my love".
I think I would enjoy it! :)

Sorry, I forgot to tell you about my parets early. I want you to know my dad's name is Aleksey and he is 55 and my mom's name is Valentina and she is 47. My parents live not far from me and I visit them on holidays or when I have time because the distance between us is only about 3 km's.They live in small village called Molodezhnyy not far from Leykovo settlement (where I am). From my birth my mother wanted me to become a scientist (she is mathematician). But I didn't.
I had enough strict upbringing. I had been not allowed to date with boys until I got 20 years old. My mother is old-fashion person. Probably it is not bad. I love my mother and respect her. She could give me good upbringing. We didn't have any conflicts. I always try to understand her. She loves me too and just want me to be happy. I talked with her about you. Are you surprised? We often had confiding talking. She understands me in full. I said her that I meet a man on dating service in Internet. And that this man is from America, from the place where I will live and work soon. She said that it's good because I need to find friends or even the future husband in place where I'll live. I guess she's right. My dad was in military but now he have a pension because of age.

Mikey, I don't know what is going with me. I caught myself thinking of you often! It seems you are more than just a friend for me. I hope my thoughts wasn't scare you off! It would be interesting to know your opinion about advancement our relationship. Do you think is it too quick or it is normal for internet dating? I used it once and I couldn't be objective. I understand it is straight question but I would like to know what do you think about it..
I am honest with you and I want you to be honest with me too. We must trust each other. It's very important in any type of relationship. And I would like to know what do you think about it. Let me know, ok?

As for me I think it is a little quick for usual relationship but currently I don't feel a discomfort about it and I see you as my possible partner for life.
I know we have great distance between us still but with our letters I feel you close and it will comes true soon. I believe you are the man with nice soul. I think personal contact is more better than letters via e-mail. But now I know enough about you and it's allow me to presume we really can have something common in future. Who knows probably we will meet one day and get married right away! Just kidding..

I thought about my life and recent events. You know from my last relationship with man I understood that the connection between man and woman is very delicate. It needs efforts from both sides to be supported and developed. You can't just date, make love and say words. It is more deeper. My last boyfriend was not a good for me and I don't miss him. I want to create full relationship and I know how to do it. I will try to give all my soul to my man and I need his one for me. It is just my thoughts and I don't claim anything.

I received your mailing address. Thank you. Now I exactly know how to find you.

You like my pictures every time and I keep send it. I am happy you enjoy it.
Here six new pics for you. First my parents picture and others from walk and Black Sea. What do you say about my parents? Who is my similar? Truth to tell I similar Grandmother from mothers side but I haven't her pictures at the computer for show it to you. I will take my photos album and I will show it to you when I come. Well, I must cut my letter here. Write me more. All what you think and dream. I need it. Looking forward to getting your letter. Take care of you!

Until next time Mikey. With love, your friend Anna.

p.s. Thank you for picture but I dislike same view, I am sorry.

Letter 12

Hi Mikey! My lovely and pretty friend!

Yesterday I talked with my parents about you and they're glad that I know someone from place where I will live and work soon! They say 'Hi' to you!!!

Thank you for warm letter and I like waht you said about me. You said you start to loose sleep now. haha. I like it. I think it is really great to have a good freind who care about you every time. I have some news for you and I want share it with you.

Today I was in many places for getting additional documents for entering the United States. Do you know that your country is very demanding? I brought the education certificates, biography, medical tests and individual tests in job agency because the employers need in all these papers. I guess you don't imagine how many operations I've done. Every day I need to do things for coming because the time is come and I will arrive after few weeks. I don't know the direct place of my job still but I know the city and my future salary.

I want you to know the agency will book the ticket from Moscow to New York and then the agency in New York transmit me to my employer in your city. I will learn all details in New York City when an aircraft deliver me there. I will earn about 150 thousands of dollars per year with perspective. It is a lot more than Russian salary. I will have money advance about 6 thousand of dollars after my coming to your city and writing my contract with employer! I guess it's fantastic conditions!!! What do you think? The conditions of contract are very simple. I have the contract with agency here in Russia, they do all paperwork including visa for job and I must to pass the tests and be healthy. They pay also for my ticket to New York city and then the american office will give me all papers for my employer and bring me there.

All this called AMA personnel program. I've asked several time why I don't need to pay for it and agency manager told me that employer pay for all these things like paperwork, flights and agencies cost. What if an employee couldn't work and they said me that everyone like me is assured in underwriter and the employer won't lose money anyway. Also I interested why do they all these things for russians and they told me that russian doctors are very professional and it's cheap manpower. So I am a program member!

Thank you for nice pictures. It looks dark a little but I like. Today's pitures very interesting for you I hope. It was taken last summer. One picture from my friend's birthday. Others Black Sea and summer walk. Ok, I need to go and I'm a little tired today, I will wait for your email.

Please tell me all what you think, okay?
Your lady-friend Anna.

Letter 13

About one hour ago I received the main documents granted me to leave Russia and entering United States. I'm so happy today and decided to send you a short note! I don't know how to explain my feelings right now but I am truly excited.. After day or two I will have a meet with agent. I will know the exact date of flight and all the details. I will inform you soon. I've attached a scanned copy of visa. How am I look? A little serious but I like my view.
What do you think about my first foreign document? Hope you like it too!
Thinking of you, with love, Anna..

Letter 14

My Mikey, how are you today? Thank you for letters, I was waiting for it all the day and night! You can not imagine how our friendship changed me and my days. Every new day is filled with desire to get a letter from you. I feel you very close but I can't see you till my coming. Don't worry I won't saty in New York for work. I told with agent and he said I will able to fly to you in Detroit but I will choose it in NY when I will meet with my employer.

I believe we are compatible and we could be a great pair. I thought a lot about us and came to conclusion. I think you are right man and I could count on you in difficult situation. I know it's too fast for get a final resolve but it is that what I feel and I hope I don't mistake in you. We live on the same planet and I will live near you soon. I really feel we will have joint success!

Today I will have the last medical inspection. I will give all analyses of my blood and other. I will be surveyed by all doctors. I must have good results to get the approval of Ministry of Health. If everything will be fine I will have medical approval to leave my country. But it does not disturb me absolutely because I know that I am absolutely healthy. Tomorrow the agency will give me all the papers and I will know the date of my flight. I must arrive to Moscow before flight for few days cause I will need to have the interview in US Embassy for visa approval. I have all characteristics and petitions from people. Today I will have a meeting with the notary at notary office to legalize it. I need to go to Municipal Department also to get all documents about my family. I will have the consultation preparation for the interview in Moscow.

I'm sending you my new pictures again and I hope you like it also. There are pictures from summer walk. It was taken last suumer like I said already and one of those is my recent picture what has been taken about one month ago.

Mikey, would you happy to spend some days with me? I want to spend a few days before job with you! I was sincere always and I will be sincere now cause we built our friendship on the sincerity and openness from the beginning. It's a difficult to write about this things because for the first time in my life I'm trying to explain things into email. I will try to be exact and accurate in my words cause the truth and sincerity offend people sometimes. I hope you perceive all my thoughts correctly.

Mikey remember you are darling for me and all main emotions I have in my heart are concerned with you and your letters. For the first time in my life I tried to start foreign relationship and it's make me hot! I would happy to have real relationship with you. I feel we become very good friends at least and my heart is open for you. I hope our relations are important for you as for me. I hope you really have smile now! I will be waiting for your answer.
Please write me soon...

With love and thinking of you, Anna.

Letter 15

Hello Mikey.

It was really nice to hear your voice. I was aftaid would I reach you over phone? And I have done it. It's nice! By the way you have a nice voice.

Mikey, today is very hard day for me. I'm trying to be optimistic all the time but different things happen always and sometimes I understand I can't change these things. I understand everybody have many difficulties during the life way. I guess the main goal is overcoming the barriers. I've done many things last year for come true of my desire or even a dream and today I continued all that. I went to Army Garrison where my father was working (did I tell you he is a pensioner now?) They collected all the information about my father work. I need it for interview in Moscow. It was not easy to do because my father worked in a various places of our huge country. There was many officers who still remember my father so I've got it. After that I had a meeting with agent for getting all the papers including dates for interview in US Embassy and flight date also. The agent told me the main thing which destroyed all my thoughts. Honestly, I was crying for a long time after these news. Now I am relaxed cause I don't want to spend the nerve. I want to let you know what happen and what's going on.

The agent told me the american employers called off the payments for arriving personnel by AMA personnel program (AMAPP) and the reason is not decision of government. Cause the underwriters stopped to insure the employers for foreign specalists arriving. They don't want to take any risks concerned with persons. It means I need to pay for all things concerned with my arriving to employer. Otherwise the contract will refused. I had the juridical consultation about these things and I have two ways. First way is pay for all things including flights and the second way is stop the contract and continue to live in a poky hole of a place called Leykovo.. Maybe for a long-long time because it's not so easy to have the chance to set up as likewise. I've asked the total cost including all charges. It's $5,892 american dollars in all. The agent told me the best way is to pay because after my arriving to employer I will have the advance. I told him I understand it's the best way but I don't have this kind of money. I went home like zombie and after coming home I started to cry until my mother coming. She wanted to know how the things going about my trip and when she look at my face she asked me to tell her about everything. Of course I've done it.

She calmed me and said we need to try to collect the exact necessary amount.
She said she (with father) have some money. I told her I have some also but it's not that kind. She said I could borrow some from friends. We decided to meet later because she went at home to take parent's savings and I went to ask my friends for help. After a few hours we count up parent's savings and money I borrowed from Mariya and Natasha. Mom given me $1,390, friends given me $950, I have $1150 else and I spent more than I have during the preparation for trip. The total sum is $3490 and I need $2402 else. Mom asked me about other friends for borrowing and I told her my friends given me all what they have. We live in small settlement and people don't earn big money here. She told me also she tried to loan the credit in the bank when she went at home for money. They told her it's possible but it takes about a month because nobody haven't the credit history in our family. She asked me how much time I have before flight to employer. I told her there is only flight on 29 december from Moscow to New York by AMAPP. The agent told me the next group of russian specialists will in a year and I will need to collect all papers again. Moreover, the main bad occasion could be absense of my speciality in employer's list or changing the exchange program conditions. So the credit variant is impossible.

Mom said she would sell their apartment for giving me money but they can't do that because the parent's apartment is municipal property and they are only the tenants like me. I thought anyway it takes a lot of time. We have been keeping silence because currently we can't find the rest till mom asked me about you. I told her I would never ask you for that kind of help but she told me it's the latest chance. She forced me and I promised her to talk with you about it. I feel uncomfortable and I guess I would never ask you about help without mother's wish. She told me I need to ask you for $2402 because I told her earlier about you and our friendship. Moreover I will borrow that and I'll repay it after my coming because I will have the advance from my employer. The sense is I will get the money in America after my coming and repay all borrowed money to you. It would be great. I don't know what do you think about it but I want to tell you I could repay a little more to you. It's not a problem for me because I really have the blind alley. Price of matter is my life... I need to know what do you think about it. Could you try to help me? It's very important moment in my life because it's the real chance to come true my dream and meet you after all! I'm so sorry I asked you this kind of question but beleive me my mother is right and I really don't know whom I could ask for help..

I'm waiting for your response with hope because it is the only thing I have right now. Your loving Anna.

Letter 16

Good morning my lovely Mikey.

It was very hard night for me because of my question in my previous letter.
Today I received your response and I was very nervous before reading your reply. Your answer is very important for me that's why I was waiting for this morning during all night cause I couldn't sleep. I have many thoughts about my situation and about my question to you.

Thank you for discussing other plan for my coming. I am happy you think about me and my situation but I want to let you know main significant things. I understand it will be the best way to come without agency into the states but I could not do that. US Embassy will cancel my visa without agency contract including potential employers. I can't arrive without their approval. They don't allow me to be on any plane. I hope you understand I haven't other variants because it's impossiblle to enter your country without contract. The one right way is pay to agency, come to America, get the advance, repay to friends and start to live and work.

I want you to know there is only flight from Moscow to New York but I need to be in Moscow at least a day before flight date. The agent told me my trip was planned on 29 december by plane. It means I haven't much time for agency payment. Of course I understand the force majeure and I never supposed about these circumstances. Mikey I trust you and I am very open. I figure you are my lovely friend and moreover I dream about our meeting after several days. I have many fantasies about our pastime. I want to confide you, I have a sexual fantasies still but I don't want to talk much about it cause the main problem destroy all other things. By the way I asked about agency phone number in America for checking the information about my coming. It is 347-535-4044, if it isn't difficult for you please call there and ask about my name in workers list arriving on 29 december in New York. They work at active days from 10:00am till 03:00pm by New York's time. I have trust the agency cause it's under government's control but I think I need to check the fact. Please let me know if you can't make a call I will go to call service.

Mikey, I am trying not to lose the hope cause I have a little time. You know my mom promised me to visit me today. She want to know what's going on. I don't want to tell her all things which I have in my head. I will try to be relaxed.
I want to tell her about you. She need to know you think about me and trying to help me because I'm sure it's the truth. I will tell her you are not the person who run away from friends and their troubles cause I guess you are careful and value not the only own life. I'm sure you are not person who is overly preoccupied with himself and his needs.

I don't know what to say now.. I will wait for your letter with hope..
The uneasiness tear my heart but I tried to be sincere.
Your loving Anna.

p.s. I attach you new pictures as usual, hope you like it too.