Letter(s) to Matthew (USA)

Letter 1

Hello! It's me, Anna.
I'm hope my letter will find you in good mood. I have decided to write to you and maybe you will answer. I for the first time try such a way of dialogue, and don't know what to tell. I'm 29 year old and I'm looking for a man to become friends first of all and to go together along the road of life and together build the future. I want to find a true guy who can love and respect me. In the past I had bad relations, I do not want it again.
I do not know if it is really possible to find it in such a way. But I know that many people not been able to find happiness in the usual life, have found happiness in this way.

I am happy where I now, and my life is a good life, but happiness has no sense if you cannot share it with person dear to you. I could not find here a man who will make me blossom like rose. That is why I took this courageous for me step.

To tell about itself briefly is impossibly, therefore I will not try to do it now.
I will wait for your e-mail and if you are really serious in your search, maybe we will find interest in each other.
Anna.

Letter 2

I sent you this letter some days ago, but have not received your answer.
I do not know probably you very busy or simply have not received my letter, but I hope to continue the correspondence with you. I send you again my letter, I hope you receive it this time. Anna. It's my letter:

Thanks for your letter. First of all I want to apologize for my delay with my answer. Unfortunately I had no opportunity to write to you sooner. I hope you remember me? I have written to you the short letter and you have answered me. I wanted to answer at once to not keep you waiting for my answer, but I got access to a computer only now.
My friend, you do not tell me, what is your name? While I will name you the friend, I hope you will not take offence (smile).
Probably first of all I should write the most important thing. I'm real woman with brains in a head and heart in a breast.
I hope and I think you are not very much afflicted that I live not in your country. But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I am the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I sincerely hope that nationality and distinction of cultures for you is not the most important things in a lady.
I live in Russia. Now I live in village of Bozhkovka. It's a small settlement, where live a few hundreds inhabitants. Bozhkovka near to such known cities as Shahty, Rostov on Don, Taganrog, Novocherkassk. I am gynecologist, I began to get education in the comprehensive school with a medical bias. After ending school I entered the Medical University. Now I work in a clinic. I work as an gynecologist. My height is 5'6, weight is 120 pounds. I am 29 years old. My birthday is August, 18, 1985.
I understand that all people have various tastes and interests, but I sincerely hope that my picture and my appearance will be pleasant for you. But if my appearance doesn't conform to your tastes and interests, I will understand you, of course. I the optimist at heart and it's often help me in my life. I already adult woman; and I look at the life with a philosophical shade. But as though I did not try to inspire myself that I absolutely happy woman, I can't do it. I have fine lady friends, I have job and my apartment. But there are things without which people cannot be happy. And for me it's not material things. If you are really serious in your search, I with pleasure shall continue correspondence with you. Anyhow, I hope that you, just as I, have interest in our dialogue, and I will wait your answer. In the end of my letter I want to ask you the most banal questions: what music you like, what movies you prefer. These questions are really interesting for me because I like movies and music very much. I with pleasure will tell to you about it in my next letter if you really want to learn more about me. Do you like your job? Had you ever had experience in correspondence with a friend from other country? Maybe you are more skilled in this than I am? It is simply my female curiosity. Again I send you some pictures, I will be very grateful to you also if you will send me your pictures. And at last time I have sent you the letter from my another e-mail address, please answer me on anna_doc@bozhkovclinic.com, it's my personal mail address and I use it more often.
With the best regards.
Anna.

Letter 3

Hi Matt!
How your day? I hope you are glad to receive my letter because when I have received your letter I really was glad. Many thanks. At once I want to tell to you about my opportunities to write letters to you. I write letters on my job because I have no the personal computer. The computer is in an accounting department. Lady who works with a computer will allow me to use a computer in my interests sometimes. It depends not from me, unfortunately. I work from Monday till Friday. It is Russian standard.
Therefore I will not be able to write you and to receive your letters Saturday and on Sunday. But sometimes I work Saturday and even Sunday.
In fact any pain hasn't schedules(smile). Therefore, maybe I will be able to write letters in the Saturday on Sunday.
You have written such a big letter (smile). But all the same I am very glad. Hope you will tell more about yourself, like I do it, OK?
Well, I will tell you more about my interests. I like various types of music. I like to listen to classical music. I like Dire Straits.
I like very much Sting. But my favorite is Pink Floyd. They are not similar to anybody. It is a great band. I like Queen, Madonna and many others. I like Russian musicians but likely you do not know them. Have you ever heard of Gorky Park? They are Russians who sang in America. OK, movie!
I like works of such Russian directors as Konchalovsky, Mikhalkov. My favorite movies are "The Barber of Siberia" and "Burnt by the Sun".
It's masterpieces of the Russian cinema. The American movie in Russia is considered like the greatest. I like American movies very much.
I like various films. I like dramas: Mystic River, American Beauty, 21 gramme, A Perfect World, One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest, The Shawshank Redemption; fantasy: K-PAX, Star Wars, Sin City, the Lord of the Rings, Dragonfly, melodramas: Love Actually, Scent Of a Woman, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, The Notebook, I am Sam; sports movies: Raging Bull, Cinderella Man; thrillers: Seven, Fight club, and many others, such as Godfather, Deadman, Once upon a time in America, Family man, The Insider, Erin Brockovich, Brave Heart, the Sixth Sense, Rainman, Groundhog Day. I like very much movies Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill.
My favorite actors - Bruce Willis, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood.
My hobby, if it's possible to tell so - the English language. I have loved English long ago, when I studied at school. In Russia the program of training necessarily includes foreign language, as a rule - English, German or French. I have entered in group of the English language and I am happy that I made it. I like this language very much. After school, I continued studying English at the university. I like this language. I have been studying English language for 18 years. I want to know this language perfectly. Of course I speak English. I only hope that you would love my Russian accent that I have without any doubts. I know that now I admit mistakes, but I hope you won't angry. But my biggest predilection that will be with me during all my life is the knitting! My mom has taught me to knit in the childhood, and now I knit sweaters, jackets and waistcoats for myself and for my friends. I like to knit very much, and I like woolen clothes very much. Basically all warm sweaters that I have, I have made by my own hands. I do not know if in your country the knitting is popular, but here it is very popular. What else to tell about me? I have no children and I was never married, though of course I was in relationship and even thought that it will lead me to the happy future. But now I haven't anything except of bad and painful memoirs.
Matt, how you would describe your character? I never tried to describe features of my character to somebody. I live with a smile on my face and with hope in my heart. I think I can consider myself an optimist.
And maybe it has helped me to dare to write you. I saw a great deal in my life, and for almost 30 years I have passed through a lot of vital tests.
And I know that I do not need many things to be happy. All I need is a man, friend, soul-mate, love. And my life has led me to the fact that now I seeks it in such way. And I do not think it is bad. How do you think? I live honestly, and it brings pleasure to me. I know that happiness not requires many things. Likely the main thing that does not suffice me now is love. People without love cannot be happy. And I speak not only about love between a man and a woman, but also about love to a family for example. I have no family anymore and it really oppresses me. I always recollect my family. Matt, you meet your family often? I very much want to return that time when I had family.
Are you looking for the soul mate or just a friend? What are you looking for in a soulmate, Matt, if you are looking for? I hope to receive your letter soon. Sincerely and with the best regards.
Anna.

Letter 4

Hi Matt! Today definitely good day - day of dialogue with my friend Matt! (Smile). How it is wonderful to receive something that you really wait. And in a case with me it of course your letters!
Today was a difficult day, and dialogue with you removes my physical weariness. The quantity of patients has considerably increased for some last years. Here many people lives in the remote areas, impassable districts. They lives even without an electricity in absolutely unsuitable conditions for a life. And it certainly becomes the reason of a plenty of diseases. The sad fact. Sometimes I want our president to live here instead of the Kremlin, simply to understand what life is. Maybe in this case all wars would end much faster? Forgive me that I tell you about our problems, simply I write all what in my head. If you do not like to read about it - simply tell me.
You asked where I get your e-mail. I found your post on Craigslist.
What I am looking for? I am looking for a man to share lifelong love. To share with him all pleasures. For the sake of him I will be ready to pass through all misfortunes and misery. For love there are no barrier and borders. If I will find love, for me also there will be no barrier, borders and distances.
You asked me about a possible meeting. I with pleasure will answer - Of Course! I would not start such a relations if I were not sure in it. If my heart will prompt me that I should go in your country, I necessarily will go. Of course all is possible.
My knowledge of other countries is limited by television show.
Unfortunately outside Russia I was not. Likely it is very interesting.
My village - Bozhkovka is not far from city Shahty- in the south of the European part of Russia. Shahty is located on distance of 1700 km to the south from Moscow. Near there is such cities as Semikarakorsk, Novoshahtinsk.
My village is on distance of 85 km to the north from city Shahty.
By the way Matt I have asked you about your family in my last letter because it really interestingly for me, as all my family has passed away.
My parents were military, mom was the military doctor, father was the officer and we hadn't constant house because they very often got the notice about new place of service, in places with the military conflict.
Therefore my childhood was not very cheerful. We lived in temporary habitation outside of zone of conflict, therefore sometimes I did not see my parents some weeks, and I was at home absolutely alone, being an eight-year girl. Therefore since the early childhood I am able to cook, sew, knit and do any heavy physical work. Now I absolutely agree that it's correctly said that:"Thing that does not kill us makes us stronger".
Don't you agree Matt? When father got new place of service near to Kazakhstan, I have gone to study in the good medical university in Tomsk.
I lived in student's hotel on distance of 600 kilometers from my parents.
But we had meeting some times in the year. Later my parents got new place of service and have left to live in the Bozhkovka. And I saw my parents only once in one year. At university for the first time in my life I have found a true friend (it is Elena) who is my best and reliable friend till now. We have together passed through a hard time when have been compelled to study and work in the evening and at night,- just to support itself. After ending of university I was to get direction for intern in Tomsk area, but I have received the letter from mom where she informed that daddy has been killed in military collision. There is nothing worse than to find out about death of the parent from the letter.
After that I began to live with mom because I was afraid to leave her lone at such difficult period. One and a half year ago my mom has passed away.
I will not describe all pain and suffering which I had at that time.
Simply I want to tell that all ups and downs, all pleasures and misfortunes that were in my life have led me to who I am now. The destiny was not tender with me, but I am grateful to my destiny for my parents, I am grateful to my destiny for my friend Elena, because it really a gift of destiny. And I hope Matt you are not angry with me that I talk to you about it? It is my life and it is a part of me. And how you would learn me more if I would not tell you it, really? And I as well would be glad to learn more about you. Your life is very interesting to me. Are you grateful to destiny for anything in your life Matt? How often you become tired? Do you like the nature, rivers and lakes, woods and mountains? Are you religious person Matt? I will wait for your letter so please write me soon! Sincerely and with the best regards.
Your friend Anna.

Letter 5

Hi Matt! Today definitely good day - day of dialogue with my friend Matt! (Smile). How it is wonderful to receive something that you really wait. And in a case with me it of course your letters!
Today was a difficult day, and dialogue with you removes my physical weariness. The quantity of patients has considerably increased for some last years. Here many people lives in the remote areas, impassable districts. They lives even without an electricity in absolutely unsuitable conditions for a life. And it certainly becomes the reason of a plenty of diseases. The sad fact. Sometimes I want our president to live here instead of the Kremlin, simply to understand what life is. Maybe in this case all wars would end much faster? Forgive me that I tell you about our problems, simply I write all what in my head. If you do not like to read about it - simply tell me.
You asked where I get your e-mail. I found your post on Craigslist.
What I am looking for? I am looking for a man to share lifelong love. To share with him all pleasures. For the sake of him I will be ready to pass through all misfortunes and misery. For love there are no barrier and borders. If I will find love, for me also there will be no barrier, borders and distances.
You asked me about a possible meeting. I with pleasure will answer - Of Course! I would not start such a relations if I were not sure in it. If my heart will prompt me that I should go in your country, I necessarily will go. Of course all is possible.
My knowledge of other countries is limited by television show.
Unfortunately outside Russia I was not. Likely it is very interesting.
My village - Bozhkovka is not far from city Shahty- in the south of the European part of Russia. Shahty is located on distance of 1700 km to the south from Moscow. Near there is such cities as Semikarakorsk, Novoshahtinsk.
My village is on distance of 85 km to the north from city Shahty.
By the way Matt I have asked you about your family in my last letter because it really interestingly for me, as all my family has passed away.
My parents were military, mom was the military doctor, father was the officer and we hadn't constant house because they very often got the notice about new place of service, in places with the military conflict.
Therefore my childhood was not very cheerful. We lived in temporary habitation outside of zone of conflict, therefore sometimes I did not see my parents some weeks, and I was at home absolutely alone, being an eight-year girl. Therefore since the early childhood I am able to cook, sew, knit and do any heavy physical work. Now I absolutely agree that it's correctly said that:"Thing that does not kill us makes us stronger".
Don't you agree Matt? When father got new place of service near to Kazakhstan, I have gone to study in the good medical university in Tomsk.
I lived in student's hotel on distance of 600 kilometers from my parents.
But we had meeting some times in the year. Later my parents got new place of service and have left to live in the Bozhkovka. And I saw my parents only once in one year. At university for the first time in my life I have found a true friend (it is Elena) who is my best and reliable friend till now. We have together passed through a hard time when have been compelled to study and work in the evening and at night,- just to support itself. After ending of university I was to get direction for intern in Tomsk area, but I have received the letter from mom where she informed that daddy has been killed in military collision. There is nothing worse than to find out about death of the parent from the letter.
After that I began to live with mom because I was afraid to leave her lone at such difficult period. One and a half year ago my mom has passed away.
I will not describe all pain and suffering which I had at that time.
Simply I want to tell that all ups and downs, all pleasures and misfortunes that were in my life have led me to who I am now. The destiny was not tender with me, but I am grateful to my destiny for my parents, I am grateful to my destiny for my friend Elena, because it really a gift of destiny. And I hope Matt you are not angry with me that I talk to you about it? It is my life and it is a part of me. And how you would learn me more if I would not tell you it, really? And I as well would be glad to learn more about you. Your life is very interesting to me. Are you grateful to destiny for anything in your life Matt? How often you become tired? Do you like the nature, rivers and lakes, woods and mountains? Are you religious person Matt? I will wait for your letter so please write me soon! Sincerely and with the best regards.
Your friend Anna.

PS. Hello in Russian is Privet , Good-bye in Russian is Do Svidania.

Letter 6

Hi my Matt!
I waited for your letters with fear and with pleasure at the same time!
I am so happy that we will meet. Now I have the ocean of emotions and I at all do not know what to say. I am worried very much. I very much hope that we can perfectly spend time together. I only am afraid, that if we will meet, I will asks so many questions and to chatter unceasingly, that you soon will escape from me. I get my vacation once a year. My vacation will begin approximately about July, 19.
At this time I can arrive to you. But unfortunately the schedule of my vacation is not flexible. Therefore I hope you will be glad to meet me at this time. If you have not enough time, I will be happy all the same. I will be happy in any case. It is better to wait when you will come from work, than to sit in my apartment and to know that nobody will come!!! Duration of my vacation is 24 workdays. But quantity of days which I can spent with you depends on when I will get my vacation and when I will order the ticket. How many days you want to be with me? I have submitted the visa application. It will take about one or two week I think. Complexity of approval of the visa will be reduced to a minimum as I will have petitions and characteristics from a work place, from respected organizations and legal persons; guarantee documents and a various sort of the information and inquiry, which will give to commissions the confidence, that my intentions is not emigration. I will get the petition and a testimonial from Ministry of Health of Russian Federation! It is a respected structure and any person working in the field of medicine is under care of the Ministry.
Except of that I will pay for preparation for interview with the commission.
You said about roller coasters. What is it? I do not know what it means.
I will be happy to meet your parents. For me it is a great honour!
I am very much flattered that you would like to introduce me to your parents! I am sure that we can to perfectly spend time all together.
I dream to see your friends and I dream to meet your parents.
The picture with mum is taken 2 years ago, my full name is Anna Vereykina.
Forgive me if I not answer all your questions, sometimes simply forgetful, you forgive me? My photographer as a rule Elena.
Oh my dear Matt. I am not sure that I can take such picture now. I send you pictures which I received casually. I have no camera. To take a picture I should find the camera, buy a film. After film will end I should give a film in a photographic studio. A film should be developed. After that I should order pictures. Pictures will print on photographic paper. It is necessary to order and wait for weeks.
Every day I think - what my friend Matt will tell me today, what mood he will have today? And as soon as I get free minute, I rush to accounting department to find out if you have written to me or not.
And when I receive your letter, I start to smile from ear to ear anticipating the best time of my day - time when I read your letter and when I write to you the all my thoughts. These are the most important minutes of my day. And these minutes I don't hear anything and I don't see anything except of lines and paragraphs which in my mind will be transformed into small movie, movie about you, my dear Matt.
And you cannot imagine at all how it wonderfully! Sometimes I think, what would be if I have not found the boldness in myself to write you?
What would be if I didn't believe that I can find a man in such a way?
I always want to think that I the courageous woman, but I feel that actually it is not so. I am ready to give my life for the sake of person who are close and dear for me, I am ready to donate my well-being for the sake of well-being of other person but when I think of myself, I often become timid and all my boldness disperses like the fire's smoke.
I am often afraid to make something, to take some step simply because of fear that it will be an incorrect step. I am often afraid to ask people about anything simply because of fear to get the negative answer.
Not always, but it happens. What would happen, if you have not answered my letter? Nothing would happen! And grey monotonous days again would lie on a way of my life by infinite impenetrable veil.
Do you want to know what I did today? First off, I should tell that I slept with a smile on my face! At least when I have woken up and have looked at the mirror, I have noticed that I smile! Then, I cleaned a teeth and I had smile! Then, I jog and I smiled as if actually I watched funny movie. Then, I have cooked a breakfast and drank a coffee with a smile on my face! Then, I have come to clinic, and I could not hide my smile.
I was ready to laugh and I at all had no desire to work! It is a very bad symptom for the doctor! (Smile). Everything around have seemed to me a beautiful and wonderful. And even the severe boss, when have seen that I look at him and I smile, he began to survey himself attentively and even have come near to the mirror to see if anything wrong! He has thought that something wrong with his clothes! All the day I work with smile on my face! Elena looks at me and smiles as well. Of course she understands the reason, and it makes her happy as well! And when time of sleep will come, I will lay in my bed with the same smile on my face!
And if you till now have not understood why I smile, I will tell you!
I smile because I think of you, Matt! And it brings joy!
I am so happy that I have in my life such a man as you! Thank you that you are in my life! I have to go. Now I will not have a lot of time after work because after work I will have one more working day! (Smile).
You may ask what I mean? The preparation for my trip! You cannot imagine at all how many deals I must do for our meeting! I even have asked the boss to reduce my working day or to allow me to take some hours off in the middle of day to make some things, because after 5 pm not all departments works! Of course now I should work in the days off to have more of free time at week-days. But thoughts about our meeting give me force and energy! I am sure that everything will be perfectly!
I will wait your letter! Please, write me because I need your letters and support more than ever! Your Anna!