Letter(s) from Maria Borodulina to Dave (USA)

Letter 1

Hi my dear and the distant friend Dave!
I am madly glad to your letter. I am again glad to answer your letter.
I want to ask you what makes you happy Dave?
I think woman for happiness it is necessary little. The only thing she lacks is simple warm and caress. This is the problem of Russian men. The Russian lady does everything for the man but she doesn't get anything from him.
All she needs is at least a couple of tender words and touching of his hands.
Isn't it so difficult?
Yes, a long time I loved a young man. We had good time together. He was kind.
But he liked to drink. When he was drunk he became an absolutely other person.
He talked badly with me. Later his love to alcohol became a habit. He became rude and evil. He even beat me several times and next day he smiled and talked with me as if nothing happened to. Unfortunately many men beat the girlfriends and wives in Russia. I began to be afraid of him and I must leave him. My soul was wounded very much. After this I couldn't make to get acquainted with another man. Now I don't trust Russian men. I am afraid to give my love to somebody and to get rudeness back. But I not want to bear it. I not want it again. Therefore I not want, if my husband will beat me. That's why the Russian lady never feels happy at her heart. Russian men usually treat ladies disrespectfully.
They consider that woman only have to work, cook, wash up and entertain the man when he wants. Or see the woman, as an essence for sex. To offend a woman is a usual thing for the Russian man.
I like to cook and wash up but sometimes I would like to get simple caress, love and attention. I think he was with me, because of money. I earn about 470 dollars in a month, it are very good money in Russia. He did not like to work, but loved a beautiful life. I don't want to offend all the men, there are good men but there are few of them. I shall close this theme as it is not pleasant to me.
I must finish my letter. I don't want but I have to. I not always can use a computer when I want it. Not be upset, if not receive my letters every day.
Consider this with understanding.

Sincerely yours and with best wishes. Mari

P.S. This picture has been taken this summer at edge of my city, I like to ride a horse, I very much like horses.