Letter(s) from Nadezhda Kourlina to Daniel (USA)

Letter 1

Hi! Thank's a lot for your answer!
I am from Russia. But its impossible to send any email on the site from "Russian" profile at all. Excuse me please for this misunderstanding. Telling from the beginning that profile wasn't mine, I know a woman who is on a dating site. It was a profile of that woman, but she let me find someone from the dating site from her profile.
I don't know how to use the site, I'm not sure what could I write for the first time, I'm sending my photos...
I have many photos, sorry I don't have any professional one, just usual photos. Let me know and I can send more pics!
I'm looking forward to visiting your beautiful country and I would like to find a man over there who will be interested in meeting me!
I've never been abroad before and I would like to visit it so much!
I'm looking for a friend, lover or maybe even something serious...
I'm a free bird now, I don't have a boyfriend and I'm open to anything!!! Pls send me your photos and write me about yourself!!!!
I would like to have a serious relationship although I don't know if that's possible in internet so I'm looking just for a good man who can show me over there and....... we will see!!!!!!!! I hope you like my pics!
I`m 27 years old, I hope my age is ok for you?? My height is 5.6
live in Russia.In small town in deep of Ural.
May I hope that you will write me back? I hope so much!
Also I hope I'm your type of girl, I'm not sure you like Slavic appearance!!

OK, I will wait for your answer. When I hear back from you I will write more things about myself and send more pics!

Vladlena (this is my real name)

Letter 2

Hello!!! This is me again!
It is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
The thing is that I will work abroad for six months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with. I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends. I am from a small town here in Russia, I don't want to be alone over there without any relatives or friends!
I want to see the real life over there and maybe you will be able to tell me more about your culture and life over there and give me some information in general! You know, life in Russia is rather difficult,especially in small towns.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain but I want you to know my plans.I saw many stories in news on tv about girls who started a new life and decided to work abroad...
So I decided to do the same and to try to find my luck abroad. I started to register my documents about 2 months ago, so I will travel soon and I will be allowed to work!
You see I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work.
I`m 27 years old and I`m a hardworking lady! (I will work as a dance teacher).
You know, I`m a professional dancer, I dance in group on festivals, wedding celebrations etc.
But when I will arrive (I will travel alone) I will work as a dance teacher (instructor), I have an international certificate. I can teach ball dances and sport dances.
I want to work hard and change my life! You see that maybe I'm too naive but I still believe in miracles to come!
I decided to find a friend and make his city to be my destination.
I think it is great chance to change my life. I am full of plans and dreams!
My hair is blonde and I have mixed color of eyes (it depends on lightening)...
I think I'm somewhat pretty, but first of all I want to be beautiful inside.
I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real life when we meet.
I will leave my town in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like to be sure I have a man who is waiting for me over there. I will work hard and I would like to find a man to spend my free time together to get to know each other better and have some fun together.
If you have any interest to meet me I will be more then happy to meet you too.
If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better it would be nice to talk to you.
Sorry I really have to go now. I will write more next time, my sister is waiting for me and I have to go!

Bye-bye!!! Vladlena (for short you can call me Vlada)

Letter 3

Hello Dan!!! This is me again!
I think I should write you more things about me, I hope it will be interesting for you to know me better!
My birthday is 21 of June 1982. I am Gemini. I'm 167 cm tall (5.6) and 51 kg weight. I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I am a christian and on Sundays I go to Church. I've never been married, don't have kids but I love them and they love me! I don't smoke, drink occasionally. My favourite color is blue. As for my family - I live with my mother and my brother. My mother is 48 years old, her name is Valentina, I love her very much. I have a sister, her name is Zoya, she is already married and she lives with her husband. I also have a younger brother, his name is Maksim.
He is very clever and he wants to be a naval officer like our father. My father was a great person, he was courageous and brave. He is an ideal man for me. My father died in auto crash 7 months ago... My mum cried but now she is ok, she will never meet another man because my father was the only man in her life and now her aim in life is to grow up our brother. It was my mother's idea to try to work to another country. She loves me very much and she thinks that its impossible to earn good money in russia. My mother read many stories about girls who found their happiness abroad and now she wants me to do the same. As I wrote you I live in Russia, the name of my town is Krasnoufimsk it is situated in Sverdlovskaya Obl. (District). It will be great if you also tell me some interesting facts about your city. I don`t remeber if I told you or not but I graduated from Ekaterinburg University two years ago, Economy faculty but I don't work on my specialization because I can't find a good job here in economy sphere, my city is so small. I don`t use any translators and I can speak and write English well. I write my emails from Internet cafe, we have a computer but no Internet. If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better it would be nice to talk to you. Today I'm going to tell my mother about you, I'm sure she will be happy I've met someone over there who can show me around! I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails? It's a pity there is no messenger here, so we can talk only using e-mails... My address here is Russia, Krasnoufimsk, Ermaka street 28, flat 74, zip code: 623300.
So now you have a representation of who I am....I just can tell you I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things.
I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person. Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody had it's own minuses and pluses. I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate!
Do you look for any special qualities?

Bye!

Vladlena

P.S. Forgot to say I'm sending a pic with my sister, my father and me (2 years ago).

Letter 4

Hello dear Dan! I think I'm a lucky girl to meet such good man as you in Internet!
I like your photo very much and I can look at you without any stop!!!!
I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you in the real life soon! Yesterday I told my mom about you.
She said that now she doesn`t worry about me as before because now she knows you are a kind man and can help me if I need your help. You can show me your city and tell me more about the life over there!
I think I didn't write you I like cooking. I can cook some Russian dishes for you! Pelmeni, vareniki, blini, borsch, okroshka!
You will like it! Besides Russian cuisine I like Italian and Mexican. I love spaghetti and pizzza!!!!! mmmmmmm !
I can't live without it! I like Mexican food because it's very spicy, although I don't cook Mexican dishes too often.
I've been told my cooking is very tasty! I like to cook cakes. My favorite is cheese-cake with raspberry! You know...
when I talk about food I'm getting hungry ))) I eat everything and I don't like any diets but usually I don't eat after 7 pm.
This helps me not to be fat! I can cook many tasty things for you when we meet! Sometimes I like to listen to music.
I like almost all kind of Music and my favourite one is pop music and classical. You know.. almost all Russian men are like bears!
They are so rude, they can't be nice and polite, they don't want to have a family. I think you are not like them.
I like to go to the cinema! I really like to watch a good movie with my friends. 50 percents of movies in our cinemas are Russian and about 50 American. Actually my favorite actor is Johnny Depp and I like all movies with him.
I've watched Pirates of the Carribean (part 3) some time ago! I think the third part is not as good as the first part. Have you seen it?
Could you recommend me any movie so I can watch it? What is your favorite movie and actor?
Soooooooooooooooo......... what else could I say? Sometimes I go to the theatre but not often.
There is only one small theatre in my city and there is nothing interesting.
If I want to watch a good play I should go to the nearest big city, there sometimes can come some famous Russian actors and dancers but I can't go there often because it's quite expensive.
I want you to know small things about my life, because it will show you who I am.
Ok, I think I will finish my e-mail for today and I should go home to cook some food for my mom and brother!

Vladlena

PS I'm sending more pics this time! They were taken in Sochi one year ago.

Letter 5

Hello Dan! I don't have enough time to write a long email I'm in a hurry....
Please write me the name of the closest Airport to you (possibly International) and it's code (if you know).
For example the closest Airport to me is Ekaterinburg and it's code is (SVX). I already started to pack my things and I want to start my trip so I will go to Moscow from Ekaterinburg. I have so many worries and I'm so afraid to start everything but if I don't start it now I will never do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will go to airlines office now and will buy a tickets to Moscow, its very expensive, but I have some savings so I have money to pay for plane ticket to moscow and to pay for renting room in moscow. As soon as I will arrive to Moscow, I will finish my documents to travel, as work permission, medical insurance etc. I`m waiting a confirmation of airport from you, so I will buy ticket to your airport. I know it won`t be cheap, but my mother will receive a salary for last 6 months (her work detained wages) and will send me money when I will find out the cost of tickets!I will know this info in Moscow. I asked my sister to take a naked photo of myself because I didn't have any naked photos and I thought I will need them and it was my choice. Also I didn't want all men to look at this pic.... and now I know you little more and I will cross my fingers I'm not wrong in doing this and I will make a show of trust and send you my naked pic to you hoping it will be for your eyes only and you will not show it to someone. I was not comfortable to pose for such pic and I tried to smile, I think the pic is nice. I don't want to chat about sex or something like that, I just wanted to show you how my body looks like... and that's all. Maybe I shouldn't do this but I will click "send" button and close my eyes! I hope you will be not mad on me because I sent this pic for you, I'm a good girl, really!!!!!!!!!! Please don't show my pic to anyone and please don't ask for any naked pics in different poses or something like that. I'm a good girl and I'm not info taking naked photos!
I really apologize if you think now I'm not a good girl... I hope you don't think so.
I'm impatiently waiting for your answer! AAAAAAAAAAAh!!!! I'm so ashamed to send this pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Letter 6

Hello Dan!! How are you? I'm ok!!!
I just returned from my work. It was my last day at work,they tell that there are so sorry that I leave them and they have great hope that I will return back one day soon I have told not any promises. My boss is very nice woman and she is really sorry that I leave them she says that I am very good worker and she thinks that she will have problems to find different girl like me to work. But she understand that I want to leave this country because of so many problems for young girls here and every days there are new ones because of finance crisis here a lot. I told my friends about you and everybody said they will cross one's fingers for us and they hope you are a good man and we will like each other! to be fair I feel myself so sad... I will miss my work...
I almost cry now... anyway I don't want to make any steps back and I want to continue my arrangements. Please forgive me but today I have not time to write long letter again. After sending this email I will go home, take my packed bags and go to Ekaterinburg! It is a nearest big city and there is an airport.
From there I will fly to Moscow! I`m really afraid to fly on a plane! I hope my plane will not fall down! I'm really afraid! It is several hours from here to Moscow.
I've never been to Moscow before and I'm so nervous now...I had such great desire to start my trip already.. and now I feel myself like a newborn kitten who has even didn't open it's eyes...I just want to hug my mom and don't want to go anywhere...
but I know that's my dream to start a new life and I will try to turn in to reality!
Soon you will hear some news from me from Moscow!!!!!!!!I do hope you are really kind man and will not make me sad!??!!?!?!right!??!?I`m so exited we will meet soon!
I will be able to find a work as soon as I will arrive to you, so I won`t have money problems.
You know I sent documents for visa to moscow about 2 months ago, so when I will arrive to moscow my visa will be already ready!!well,I have to run,I think I will be able to send letter from moscow tomorrow but if not please don't worry I m not sure how long I will need time to find rent room and cyber cafe. Please wait for me and don't look at different girls, you know I am the best!!!(joke) and please forgive me that every time I have not time but when we meet we will have a lot of time to talk and you will know all about me then!

I hope I'm the one for you!

Your Vladlena

Letter 7

Hello dear Dan!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so excited to write you again!!!!!!!!!! I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine how happy I am because I already started my trip to you! I still cannot believe I've done it! WoW! As I wrote you I was scared to fly on the plane but everything was OK and I'm still alive )))) Moscow is a really big city! I've been told the population of Moscow is about 10 million of people! From the Airport I went by bus... it was so long way... about 1 hour and 30 minutes. I've seen so many nice places in Moscow while going by bus! When I got off the plane in the Moscow Airport policeman asked me about passport and he looked at me like I am an enemy ))) I think all people here are a little crazy because of terrorism. Everything here is very expensive, not like in my city... and everywhere are big crowds of people! Everywhere is so many people! I feel uncomfortable because of it but I hope I will be OK soon. I couldn't find a cheap hotel, everything is so expensive in Moscow. Finally I found a place to stay, I rent a room from an old woman. She is about 70 years old. She said her husband died 2 years ago and she doesn`t have money to live, so she gives in rent rooms in her apartment. She is very nice woman. She said I have to be very careful. You know... she said many girls from small cities come to big cities, they are looking for a better future and fortune but because they are from small cities they can`t imagine their way to find the happiness can be not so easy as they thought... and some of them can end up as prostitutes or something like that. She said I should be careful when I meet you!! But I don't worry about it! I feel with all my heart you are really nice man! Sorry I wrote you about my worries.. I have nobody to write about it. My mother is worried enough about me and I don't want to make her worry any more. I think that's really good I've met you! I can write you about everything. By, the way, one more thing about my trip.
Agency will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work in your area. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper). And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together?of course if you or somebody doesn't mind. Do you have a big wide bed?(joke). Anyway, if you will not want to stay with me it is ok for me to rent a room, don`t worry!!! As you know I will stay there for three months and later if I want I will be able to prolong my trip. I will arrive by my Work visa, so I won`t have any problems with law while I will be working. I think I will be able to improve my english and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows. I miss my family... but I'm getting better with every hour )) Now I'm very hungry and I will go and eat something. I hope everything will be fine.
Please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Big kiss from moscow!!

Vladlena

Letter 8

Hello dear Dan!!!
Here is the info, about my flight, that I was given in agency:

Information for Vladlena Aphanaseva

Kind regards,"Solis Tour", 163910, Moscow, Volokitina 131,
office 31. e-mail: solis-tour@narod.ru

Please use our service. Manager: Dmitriy Vasilev
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Flight, February 15, 2010

1. Moscow/New York SU315 Flight duration: 10h 40

Aeroflot
Departure
14:20 Moscow (SVO), Russia , Sheremetyevo International terminal F
Arrival
17:00 New York , NY (JFK), USA , John F Kennedy terminal 1
Change of plane required. Stop duration: 2h 08

2. New York/Sacramento B6171 Flight duration: 6h 36

Jetblue
Departure
19:08 New York , NY (JFK), USA , John F Kennedy terminal 5
Arrival
22:44
Sacramento , CA (SMF), USA , Sacramento International terminal B

Price: foreign passport, visa,tax, consulate fee, ticket Eco.class.USD 1590.00
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I've got all the information and I'm resending it for you!! I am here after my visit to the consulate and to the agency I am so happy to say we will meet in few days!!!! I am really lucky girl to meet you.
Honey the thing is that I booked the nearest possible flight but I have a little problem and I really hope you will be able to help me. You see I never expected I will ask you for such help but I have nothing else to do. You know my mom promised to send me money for tickets by western union as soon as I will find out prices but she was told on her work that because of economic crisis she will receive all the money she saved from every months salary only in a few months. So thats why she can`t send me all the sum for tickets now and she was able to send only 200$ I have got it today. I was sure my mom will help me because she promised but now she sent a letter explaining it is possible only in few months or so because of economic crisis. I was in the bank to try to ask them a loan but they said I need to have a registration in Moscow to get a loan from their bank and I don't have it! I think it is not great problem for you to help me. I even hope maybe it will be pleasure to help me because you are my knight, right? I wanted to ask you to help me to pay for my tickets directly but they tell I can't use your help or ask you about sending me tickets because I have a permission to use the help of the travel agency only because they do all travel things and it is their business to arrange all travel things for my trip, such is the law. It is not possible to get a work visa without the help of the agency, they have too strict rules of getting visas. After all payments here and my flight from Ekaterinburg I have about 700 dollars of my own money and I need about 950 US dollars from your side because I have to pay for my tickets and few more things, and I have to pay in advance about 1590 dollars. This price includes all arrangements of documents and everything. I have to be sure that I will be able to book my tickets or I will lose all the money I gave them in advance. I'm not going to ask one more time for your help, you see I am in such situation... I will be waiting for your answer. I know it sounds like I am a poor outsider but you see I don't have enough time to find the money I need and find somebody to help me, you know my mom gave me all she could collect for my travel. I hate to ask but now I don't have any other choice. I need some help from you, please help me to leave Moscow and it is all I ask now. Kiss you, counting days and minutes before our meeting. You know it is only money, and I think it is not too hard for you to help me, you see I have such chance only once in my life. I know you are a kind man and I hope you will be able to help me. I promise I will return all the money and I will earn money because I am ready to work as hard as I can! You know my rent address here is Russia, Moscow, Gnezdnikovskii Bolshoi Pereulok 42, flat - 127. Remember my full name is Vladlena - (first name) Aphanaseva - (last name). It is right writing in English, and you should put it on Money Gram or western union list and you can choose any bank in Moscow, they tell it is international service and I can pick up the money at any bank of Moscow. They said I can get only Money Gram or western union transfer because I have not any bank accounts in Moscow and I have only passport and it is enough to get it!
If you need the address of Money Gram or Western Union in Moscow is
MOSKOMMERTSBANK
Gnezdnikovskii Bolshoi Pereulok 1,
Moscow, 125009
+7-495-7923879

Actually I've been told you can send it to any of their offices. I can call you as soon as I receive the transfer to let you know about it. And please after you complete a transfer write me the number of your transfer, I'm not sure how it's call but they will give you a number of your transfer.

Million of Kisses,
Your Vladlena

P.S. I am not sure I should tell this but I want to let you know if you don't like me when I come I will not bother you and it is only your choice to spend time with me or not. I know you may be too busy, and in any case I will return the money back. I can have a room for rent if I want, a job and I want to say please don't worry I don't want to use you just to reach my goal. I am sure when we meet we will have no regrets about it, I promise.
Please, don't leave me alone I've done so much to start this trip and I don't want to give up. And I can stay more than six months, I can stay longer and I can prolong my visa. I want to get to know you better.....
to learn more things about you, to touch your hand.. look in your eyes..

Letter 9

Hello dear Dan,
I’m so disappointed, I don’t know what to do. I just called my mother from a public phone and she told me she still can’t help me for several months and I just can’t delay my flight for so long time.. I also asked my friends but their answer was "no". I thought that I will never ask you for such help, but I don’t have another way...I do hope to get your letter with words that you will help me because if not I have to cancel all travel preparations and collect things to go home. I can't imagine I am at home again, without any result and just lost all the money I had before. Honey please take me from here, I will work hard to earn money and I am sure I will be able to return all your money. I’m not a gangster or a mafia, I’m a usual girl which just wants to be happy. Pls answer me, I don’t know what to do. If it was possible to send me tickets I would have asked you to do that. I checked all ways and that's not possible. I applied for a work visa because it's more easy to receive this type of visa then for example tourist visa. You country has quite strict rules on receiving visas. Many people all over the world consider your country to be the best place in the world and many people want to go there, that's why the rules are so strict. I should pay for my tickets myself and bring a check from the travel agency to the embassy to prove them I'm financially stable to make this trip and pay by myself.
I know its difficult to believe a person who is so far away.. I'm sending you a copy of my passport in case you need it. I have my pics on documents!!!!!! I look so surly there....and ugly.....I like to smile! It's a pity it's forbidden to smile on photos for documents. I hope you can trust me more now, I swear I'm not going to do anything to hurt your feelings, I'm an honest girl! I feel that its something special between us...
I’m sure I’m the girl who can make you happy and I can be happy with you.....

Your Vladlena

Letter 10

Hello dear Dan,
I can't come to without your help...please help me sowehow... I promise that I will give you all money back and you will lose nothing! I need you and can't wait when I meet you! Today is - 8 degrees of temperature here. It's very good. How is the weather there? How are you doing?
Everything is all right? I am feeling good because I think about you. I hope that we will meet each other soon and that we could be nice couple in future! I want to tell you that I went to the cinema on the animation film Prince Vladimir. It was very nice and I liked it very much. I like historical movies and films. The events in the film was almost 1000 years ago.
That was a time o ancient Russia. The main hero is prince Vladimir who wanted to unify all states of ancient Russia to defeat Tatar-Mongolian army. But evil warlock tried to intervene and tried to destroy plans of Vladimir. But Vladimir won all the same. When I watched the movie I had a lot of feelings and positive emotions. Yesterday I dreamed about our future life.
I know it's only dream but I want to tell you about it. It was a sunny day and we walked together in a park. There was a beautiful fountain and many green trees. We speak a lot and then we come home, we had the supper with candles, we saw eyes of each other, we was so happy!
Can I ask you? Will be able this dream to become reality? If you can help me, please do and I will be greatfull to you till the rest of my life!!!
I'll wait for your e-mail soon, have a nice day!

Your Vladlena