Letter(s) to Les (USA)

Letter 1

Hi, my new friend,Les. At first I want to thank you, Les, that you have found time and written me a letter. I don't know what to begin with to tell you about myself. OK, I will try to begin. My name is Elena. My friends call me Lena or Lenusik. I am 28 years old. My birthday is on the 10th of August. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. My weight is 125 poubds. I live in Chelyabinsk city now, to tell more exact - settlement Potanino. There are 20 km beetwen Chelyabinsk and Potanino. I began to get education in the secondary school. After I finished it I entered the University . At present I work stomatologic clinic. As for my hobby I like to see films. My favourite film is Gladiator. Then I like to listen music. I prefer to listen to classical music. Les, answer my questions, if you can: 1. Where do you work? Do you like your job? 2. Do you like films? What is your favourite film? 3. What kind of music do you like? 4. Have you ever had a friend from the other country? I thank you for your answers.

Letter 2

Hi Les! It is so pleasant to receive your letter. Thank you very much. Let me tell you a little about my life. I live alone in my apartment which remained to me after my mother's death. I don't know my father, because he thrown mum after she gave birth to me. She never spoke about him. All that I know about him is his name. My mum died 9 years ago. At that time I studied in Chelyabinsk and I was not at home. In the evening my mum went in the street. In our small town there are many streets which practically don't have electric illumination. They are very dark and terrible. For 9 years nothing has changed. Dark streets - places where there are a lot of drunkards and drugers. I think that these contemptible young gangsters killed her. They tried to plunder Mum, but she cried and began to resist. My mum was a very courageous woman. They killed mum by knife. They took off from mum a jacket and gold earrings. So, for the sake of these things they killed my mum. I do not understand it. When I was called from mind kind lady. I hope, that she managed to do it.. But I think that it is enough to speak about sad things. Forgive me that I told you, Les, about all these things. Probably for you it is not interesting to read it. Forgive me if it is so. My hobby, if it is possible to tell so - the English language. I loved English when I studied at school. The English language was an obligatory subject. After school I continued studying the English language at the university. I like this language. It is a very soft and easily remembered language. I learn the English language easily. At present I attend courses of the English language. I want to know this language perfectly. I know, that now I admit mistakes, but I hope you won't be angry. I have never been married and I have no children. I like to travel very much. But I have never been abroad. I like camping and I like to go to forest and to picnics.

Letter 3

Hi, my dear Les! I am very glad that you have written me. Thank you very much. I like your letters very much and wait for them every day. In Russia real winter has come. There is so much snow, the ground is like a beautiful whitesnow carpet. I always admire such a beauty. My girl friends say that I am too romantic. May be they are right. I like to find romanticism in everything, even in simple and usual situations and things. Simply I love the nature very much. . I love all seasons. I love autumn, yellow leaves, gold trees. It is so wonderful to go in the park and fallen leaves rustle under the feet, there is a smell of arriving winter in the air. And when the wind blows the leaves rise upwards and slowly fall, dancing a waltz above people. And in the sky -the clouds are floating and birds are departing depart to the warm grounds. And at night the sky starts to cry. The rain knocks on windows and roofs. A lightning illuminates in shares of second the empty streets. It is fine. In such weather it would be re is a desire to throw off from itself all weariness and all griefs. Everywhere streamlets sing cheerfully. The Earth becomes covered by a grass and colors. In Russia there is a proverb - the love was born in the spring. Summer is a fine mood, the desire to learn the world, to have a rest and enjoy life. The summer is a wood, a night fire, the river, the stars, a warm wind, a long-awaited rain, the beautiful blue sky and the sun which gives pleasure. What season do you like, Les? If we lived together and I earned more than you would you be upset. Are differences in cultures important for you? Is it important for you that I am Russian? Well Les I hope you don't find my long letters boring. I really enjoy hearing from you again. Take care and have a good day! Sincerely, Lena.

Letter 4

Hi, my best friend Les! I want to tell to you what happened yesterday. After job, I and my girlfriend went to an orphanage for children. In Chelyabinsk there are a lot of children orphans. I and my girlfriend help these children. We visit one of Chelyabinsk orphanages. Children which live there have no parents. Several times a week we visit this orphanage to give help of various sort. The state allocates very few money for the maintenance and contents of orphanages. Buildings are very old. But children don't have anybody to help them and to give them financial support. That's why some people voluntary render the feasible help. We help to repair in a building. Many walls don't have even wall-paper. Stucco has fallen off. The floors and beds are very old.. The conditions are terrible. The meal is awful. The children practically have no toys. When I look at all this there are tears in my eyes . I am very for these children. My girlfriend and I help to do repair. We glue wall-paper and paint the windows. We brian to work again. The repairman told that all contacts had burnt and smashed up and it was necessary to clean them. I decided to try to move that lamp in hope that it would help again. I took a spoon(a spoon is metal, but I forgot that metal passes electricity) and stretched a hand to this lamp. But during this moment the big spark flashed and I got an electric current. It was so unexpectedly and hurt. I screamed and flew away from the tv-set as though as I was splashed with boiled water. Can you imagine it? After that I sat on the floor and laughed for a long time. I regret that you did not see it. I think that you will laugh seeing how I put the metal spoon into the tv-set . It was really very cheerful. I love your letters Les! I learn a little more about you with each one. I will be waiting to hear from you, your friend, Lena.

Letter 5

Hi my friend, Les!!!! Today I was going along the street to my work and smiling. I was smiling because I knew that I would get a letter from you. People passed near me and looked back after me. Ladies in Russia smile rarely, because life is filled with different problems, cares, difficulties and obstacles. All this prevails over little fortunes which the lady has in her life. In Russia the lady stands on the same step as the man already for a long time. She can do the same work as the man can. Very often In Russia the lady does the work which the man has to do. In the 19th century one Russian poet wrote about Russian woman: She can enter a burning house and stop frightened horse running towards her. The only thing she lacks is simple warm and caress, which she wants to receive from man. This is the problem of Russian men. The Russian lady does everything for the man but she doesn't get anything from him. All what she needs is at least a couple of tender words and gentle touching of his hands. Is it really sowith me with bad and dirty words. The time passed and his love to alcohol became a habit. He became another person - rude and evil. He even beat and struck me several times and the next day he smiled and talked with me as if nothing had happened. I began to be afraid of him and and I had to leave him. My soul was wounded very much. After this I couldn't make myself get acquainted with another man. Now I don't trust Russian men. I am afraid to give my love and to get roughness back. Les, I your pictures like. We shall float in a canoe nude. You want it? Your kind words, Les, cure my soul. And it is very pleasant to my heart. Forgive me for this sad letter but this is the reality. Your Lena.

Letter 6

Hi, my far, but dear friend Les. It was required two days to write and think over this letter, because I wanted to say just the right things to you. I didn't want to offend or upset you in anyway, and it really bothered because saying something wrong I could do it. Normally I speak directly from the heart, and I am right now, but sometimes, words must be carefully chosen. I feel somewhat lost when I have no opportunity to use a computer to read your letter. In my soul, I feel contentment and joy when I think of you. I have never done this in my life, (tried to initiate a relationship halfway across the world), and I might have much to learn about how to proceed, but I am more than willing to learn whatever it takes to succeed if that is your desire as well. I also believe that couples should be the best friends possible, that they trust and share with each other everything that they feel. I do not know if my word and thoughts make sense to you, and I try very hard to put them in typed words that you will feelm doing with you. Could you close your eyes for just a minute, and think and dream of what a life we could share, what it would be like, the fun of learning each other. I do believe that dreams do come true for people that dare to believe in them, for if they believe in them hard enough, they could become reality. I guess that you are shocked that I feel this way, but here, where I was raised, the gift of true love from a man is something that is more similar to a Mirage or self-deception, rather than mutual feeling which two enamoured people can give each other. I hope that I am not rambling on with my words, I have so much that I wish to share with you, and each time I write to you, I feel there is never enough time to say everything that I want to say, and I always feel that I have forgotten something important that I wanted to share with you. Les, when I speak of you and I think of you, it does not matter for me what anyone else thinks. If I say that you are beautiful, I mean it, I find that you are not orue one day. I will look forward to your reply as always with anticipation and impatience.... I hope that your reply is not of a harsh nature, and I look forward to its arrival. Les, your daughters of a beauty. Tell more about them. With love, Lena

Letter 7

Hi my beloved Les! My working day has finished and I'm hurrying to write you a letter. It's so nice to get letters from you. This morning I didn't go to my job, because this morning I flew to my job. Today I came to my job beforehand. And I was first who came to the work. And I was happy all the day. My colleagues were surprised. They have asked me why I'm so happy. And I have simply answered, that I have good mood. I have understood long ago but was afraid to admit to itself, that I have found to you feeling which did not feel to anybody. I need you, I want to be near you. You my heart, you my soul. I want to feel your breath. I want to kiss you. My lips will touch yours and your lips will touch mine. I don't know, what's happened with me. Likely I can be named strange lady, but I have grown fond of your soul and heart. The rest is not important for me. For me the material world is not important. Only the world of calmness, fidelity and pure heart. It didn't happen to me before. The weather is sunny to a category of the visa, consular services, preparation for interview, interview. They have told that if I can make all directly in Ekaterinburg where there is an American consulate. But I have considered that if I shall make directly in Ekaterinburg, I shall squander more money. The way to Ekaterinburg and back also residing there will cost much. I shall squander more money than 335 USD if I go there. Besides if my application will not be approved, it will turn out that I squander money all for nothing. To me have explained that will be necessary to visit set of various departments, state and medical institutions both in Chelyabinsk, and in Ekaterinburg. It is necessary to wait for a long time the queue. This agency allows to avoid many problems and to make all for faster terms. I asked how long time it will take to make the visa. I was answered that it will take about one week. May be 2 weeks if there will be some troubles. I have asked, whether there will be troubles with visa, because there were the terriI know that you did not expect that I shall tell all this. But it is possible to wait eternally. But in fact nobody knows that waits for us tomorrow. There can be tomorrow such opportunity any more will be presented. I have opened to you my heart and soul. I speak that that I feel. I am not confused my feelings. I speak straight and openly. The loneliness has made me courageous. You can think that I hurry events. But I have found new feeling which never had. I am happy right now. I seem I has found that searched for long time. In Russia speak: "under a lying stone does not flow the water". It means that it is necessary to do a step forward that something to achieve. I am afraid to lose an opportunity to communicate with you because I cannot eternally use office computer. But I shall receive soon a vacation. I should use this opportunity. In my heart never was such feeling. And I am afraid to lose it. May be I hurry events, but I am afraid that all will be terminated, and then I shall go mad.

Letter 8

Hi my soul Les! I want to describe to you my day completely, since morning and till the night. At 6:30 rattle my alarm clock. I do not love my alarm clock. Because it so loudly rattle, that I jump as scalded. I rise with good mood because in dream I saw you. At 6:35 I go to a bathroom And I THINK OF YOU! I wash and I clean a teeth. At 6:45 I dress my sports suit, I go on street And I THINK OF YOU! I do small easy jog. I run in the mornings always when it is not cold to support myself in the good form. When in the street coldly I sleep till 7:00. At 7:20 I prepare for a breakfast, as a rule strong tea or coffee and a sandwich. I drink tea and I THINK OF YOU! At 7:30 I go on work. Usually, if weather good, I go on foot And I THINK OF YOU! I like to go on foot since morning. Air clean and fresh. In job I come vigorous and cheerful. At 7:55 I go to a cabinet where works my girlfriend . As a rule she already on work at this time. If there is an opportunity I receive your letter. If the opportunity is not prese alone, but I smile, because I imagine that YOU SIT OPPOSITE TO ME! At 19:00 I go on walk with my girlfriend (but it happens seldom). We walk in park. The girlfriend thinks where to go to be warming because in the street is very coldly, BUT I THINK OF YOU! If I do not go on walk, I listen to music, I read the book, I watch TV, I knit, I make various homework And I THINK OF YOU! (of course not all simultaneously) (smile). At 23:00 I lie down to sleep. I fall asleep very quickly because I THINK OF YOU! Only do not think that all my days pass so. It is an approximate variant. Every day passes on miscellaneous. But is that peculiar to each my day: IT'S MY DREAMS OF YOU!!! Les, I do not know as to do for immigration, but I shall learn it. I should see you. I want to arrive to you. We shall be good family. In Chelyabinsk clear ecology now. We have no danger of pollution. The program of clarification of the nature is made by the president, therefore it well moves ahead. Your and only your Lena.

Letter 9

Hi my heart and my soul Les! How are you? I'm wonderful! Forgive me please, but today I cannot write much. My boss saw me near a computer and he very strongly scolded me. I had the big trouble and a problem. And I ask you to not be angry with me if I shall write not the big letters. I should be twice cautious now. Forgive me. Do you believe Les, that for love there are no barrier and distances? I believe in love. There are no the barriers for love. The age and distance are not important. When the people love he doesn't notice it. Do you know the name of the highest mountain of America? So I will climb this mountain and will shout: Les! I love you! And the mountains will answer me : love-you-love-you-love-you. I believe that the day will come and our hearts will join. And the people will envy our happiness. Because we will come ourselves to our happiness. Nothing will happen if you sit and do nothing. And I believe that we will build our happiness. We will build it of the small bricks as the Egyptian Pharaons

Letter 10

Hello my Les! I have received your letter and it brought me such a joy I can't describe. I'm very glad that we have got trust between us. I'm simply happy to know that you Les trusts me. To add to all this I'm becoming sure that we will meet soon, because love can go over any distances. Of course there are barriers, which prevent our meeting, but we have to overcome them together, because everything is in our hands. Now I cannot concentrate on something except for our forthcoming meeting. I so much want to tell to you about myself and about my life , but all that I in a condition to tell you now - as far as I dream about our meeting. I so want to see you and to tell to you about all. My thoughts only about it. I sit on work and I look in a window. I completely submergible in my dreams and only loud shout of my girlfriend deduced me from this condition. You cannot imagine what feelings overflow me. I haven't got patience to wait for this moment in our life. I want to meet you as soon as possible to jump on yos, I can receive the visa and visit the USA if I shall have the ticket back to Russia. I asked it. You should not worry concerning me. My loved, I should ask you. It is the important question. Please inform me the exact name of the airport in which I can fly to you. I want to study conditions of flight. I will begin search for the cheapest airfare. OK? I want to see you. I'm sending you a lot of kisses. Your Lena.

Letter 11

Hi my soul Les! How was your day? I am OK. I have wonderful news for you. I have got the Visa. Visa will start to operate on March, 11. Today I spoke with my boss. I told him that I got the visa and my friend in Americais waiting for me on a visit. He has told it will be probable one month for me a little and cones quently he can give two. Today I went to the company which reserves airway tickets. They told me that it would be cheaper if I buy the ticket beforehand. Then I can be sure that I will have the ticket in the appointed date, because it often happens that there are no tickets, because a lot of people fly at this time. I asked at the company how I can reach Denver and how much it costs. They answered me that that the ticket costs $ 853 USD. I asked them to find cheaper tickets, because this price is expensive for me. They answered that they had a cheaper ticket but the beginning of the flight 20-Mar-03 It costs $ 790 USD. I asked them to reserve a ticket. But they refused, because they have a lot of culd. I paid visa. I paid a part of the ticket. But this money is not enough. I didn't want to burden you. I wanted to reach you with my own money but unfortunately I failed. Now I have to pay the remaining part. It is only $ 398 USD. I have to pay this money before 10-Mar-03 evening or 11-Mar-03 morning. Otherwise I will lose my money and ornaments. If you love me, if you trust me and if you want to see me soon, please, send the money for the ticket before 11-Mar-03 morning. I understand that it is a difficult decision for you, but we must trust each other. Any union without trust is impossible if it is a union of wife and husband or union of boy-friend and girl-friend or union of business partners. I don't want to be hypocritical. that's why I want to tell you following: I don't think that you want to marry woman which you won't trust. The same as I don't want to marry man which I won't trust. It's a first check for us. And much depends upon it, may be everything. We must trust each other. That's why I was tIMPEXBANK CHELYABINSKIY
71 LENINSRIY prospekt
CHELYABINSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION 454048
for Elena Filippova.
To get the money, I should tell the employee of bank your full name and some confidential numbers (Money Transfer Control Number), which will give you, when you will send the money. I speak so because I am in despair and confusion. Now, when only one step is separeted us, I am afraid. I am afraid that you will not help, and all my diligence will have no use. I love you and I want to be with you and the word of honour, your help is necessary for me. I have not calculated my forces. But together we are much stronger.We will pass through difficulties and barrier, it is much easier to do it together. I want to present you all my infinite love and fidelity. I did not want to ask you. I thought, that I can make all myself. The loneliness has made me strong. I have got used to live without help, and to rely only on myself. I ask somebody for help very seldom, but now I ask you to help me. I have made a step forward. Make your step towards me. I hope that I have not offended you something. I love you and I trust.

Letter 12

Hi my Prince Les! Thanks for your letter! I write to you the letter and I smile. I am so glad. All time I think of you and I can not concentrate my attention to something else. I constantly dream and I want to share my dreams with you. I so want that all your and my dreams were carried out. I hope you too dream of much. I want to construct with you the ship to be floating under sails on boundless ocean. I want to meet with you a dawn and to see off a Sundown. We will sail on our ship and our love will illuminate our way. We will look at night at stars, we will be pleased in the afternoon to the sun. If there will be a storm, our love will protect us. If there will be a calm, our love will be a wind. Our love will be a beacon for us. We will be floating at ocean of love and oblivion and nothing can separate us. We will name our ship - Dream. It will be the small ship, but very strong. Because we will make our ship from belief, hopes and love. I want to rise with you by a Air ball and to fly on the sky. A Air erwise in heart the wound will appear. The years will pass - and a wound will heal, will be forgotten, but the pain remain for ever. I always go to the dream. I do not sit on a place. In my life there were very few light moments. On this I try to make everything that my dreams have come true. Les, I shall arrive to you on March, 20. I am happy. I shall remain with you how many you want. If we like each other we shall marry? Then I shall finish all affairs in Russia and I shall come to you for ever. After our meeting you can accompany with me to Russia not for a long time? I shall introduce you to my girlfriends. With tenderness and love Lena.