Letter(s) to Graeme (Australia)

Letter 1

Hello Graeme!!! Thanks for your reply so much!!!
I hope soon I will be able to come to your area by my birthday and we will meet each other!
This time I will write you more about myself. I've never been married, don't have kids but I love them and they love me! I don't smoke, drink occasionally. And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man. I think older men are much more serious and they can take care of me, they are more experienced in life and can teach me many things.I think you should know more about my life and my hobbies so you will know if we have any common interests.
I'm 28 years old, not that young I suppose? My birthday is on 20th of March. I'm 166 cm tall (5.5.)
and 51 kg weight (about 120 pounds, I'm not sure how much it is in pound but I'm not fat which you can see from my photos!). 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 take care of my body, I do aerobics three times a week and two times a week I go to a swimming pool. I have an older sister, you can see her with me on photos. She is 32 years old now.
She recently divorced and she had 4 years old daughter. Her husband cheated on her.
We live with our parents in 3 room apartment. The name of my city is Sladkovo, it's near Tyumen city.
Sladkovo is quite small city unlike Tyumen which is a large city, the main city in our district.
I graduated from Tyumen Humanitarian University few years ago, the dance faculty.

Yes, we have such faculty in Humanitarian University! So I'm a professional dancer.
I don't want to have a dancer's career because I will have not much time for my private life and for relationship with a man. I work as a dance teacher, I teach children from 12 to 17 years how to dance! Also I have a certificateof fitness instructor, this is my another hobby.
So it would be perfect if later I can find a work as a fitness instructor or teacher of dances!!!
I think it's a very good job for a woman, I'm always in a good shape and I keep myself not that busy!
Do you know how to dance? If not I can teach you! I can dance many different styles.
When I come to your city I will work as a waitress in a restaurant.
I would like to work as a dance teacher but I think you understand it'snot possible to arrange such work by Internet because they want to see the level of my dancing.
Anyway I will try to find this kind of work when I come over there.
Or maybe not a dancer but aerobic( fitness) instructor, I think it's also very good job.
I'm sending few photos for you today! I hope you are not tired to look at my photos?
I'm sending few pics of my city from different seasons so you can see where I live. You can see pics of the building where I live, the building where I work.

In winter I like skiing, although we have cold winters...
Our summers are warm usually. Mom is much younger then my father and they are very happy together.
My mother is a teacher of music in the school. I can play piano also, she tought me to play piano.
I finished music school and I still play piano about once a week. My father is retired engineer.
I cannot say I enjoy one particular type of music. It might sound strange for you but I can listen to almost everything. The list is endless actually. But anyway, there are a couple of things I have always enjoyed to listen to. They are Enigma and Deep Forest. I adore their music. It is so sensual and helps relax a lot. I also like classic music, jazz, rock, lounge.
I want to try how to ride a motorcycle someday! I've never tried it!
By the way, do you have an International Airport in your city?
Please write me the name and the code of it.
Or write me the name of the nearest airport to you.

I write you my emails from Internet cafe, I don't have my own computer.
I suppose in few days I will leave for Moscow and start my trip!
There is no any messenger in this Cafe so we can only keep emailing each other. I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails?
My address here is Russia, Sladkovo, Lermontova 101 street, flat 41.

I just can tell you that I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things.
I'm not that smart.. I was not that good in mathematics, physics, biology and so on!
But 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 for 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! OK... it's time to finish my email.
I'm sending a kiss by the wind to you and if I sent it to the right destination you should receive it by evening ))))
I hope you will catch my kiss somehow )))

Kisses to you and have a good day!!!!


Letter 2

Respectfully yours,
"Starline Travel" Agency

Dear, Sir

We have a client Ms Iwanova, but Ms Iwanova doesn't have money enough to pay for the tickets. If the trip is not paid in full, the trip will be cancelled.
The total cost of the tickets is 1790USD. Ms Victoria has 900USD, so we need 900USD more for the tickets.

Best regards. Manager Vladimir Starichin

To get any other information you may contact us by e-mail. It is cheaper for you and comfortable for us, we will reply after receiveing your letter or answer by phone.

"Starline Travel" Agency
Russia, Moscow, Elektrodnaya, 21
e-mail: starline-travel@narod.ru
tel: +7 495-797-8174

Letter 3

Hello dear Graeme,
I have so many thoughts running through my head and I don't know where to start from.
I was planning this trip and I was saving money carefully for more then a year.
I have never been abroad and this was the first time I was arranging the trip.
I am not after best standards of living and I am not after sugar daddies, I am trying to be me. I am trying to develop myself in all areas and not to stay in the small town deep in Russia where there is no job, no money just for a living. nothing!
Maximum I can find is 300 dollars, and your 600 dollars will help me.
My parents don't have so much money to send me, they live in so small city.
I can't find more money...I don't want to survive, I want to live.
It is not funny when you have a salary two thousand roubles per month.
Ok, enough about that. If cannot help me, then I must cancel the trip and go back home because I have no any other way out. I wish I could come to you...I really liked you a lot and I guess there is something more, it is a sympathy for a man from a woman.
I wish I knew that everything will be so complicated. And I feel bad that I can loose all my saved money for the trip, I mean papers arrangements, trip from Tyumen to Moscow, living here.
I have never seen you in person and now I guess I will never see you if you don't help me.
Sometimes destiny plays bad and hurtful games with us, but this is life.
You are something special for me and I even don't know how to explain and maybe I shouldn't say that.
Please let me know if I have chances to get your financial help or not.
I need to know this as soon as possible. If nothing works out with my trip,
then I will be here in Moscow for a few more days because I need to try and return some money from the agency and then I will go back to my home town.

Your Victoria

Letter 4

Hello dear Graeme,
The siuation is not good for both of us but let's don't give up. I should stop crying I beleieve in you and honestly I don't know how I can thank you when we meet in person when we meet.
I hope that you can pay for my trip and I want to thank you in advance.
Honey, I understand that you are probably afraid to start new relationships and be hurt, so am I. I also don't want to be hurt btu I cannot promise you that we will never hurt each other, but I PROMISE YOU that I will always try to do everything to make you happy, to give you all the joy and happiness and life which I have for you in my heart.
I know there will be hard and difficult times in our relationships, but we must be together and support each other when hard times come and do everything to make our life happier. You are very caring person and I really cannot wait till we are together....
The address of the closest Western Union (or MoneyGram) here is:

MOSCOW , 109044
I need 600 dollars
Send it to Russia, Moscow, Victoria Iwanova!!!!
Your Victoria

Letter 5

My dear Graeme,

Like I told you I was interviewed at the Embassy about my visa. I was asked a lot of different questions,like my background, salary, the aim of my arrival to Australia and other form questions.
Thanks God the interview went well and my visa is ready to be issued.
I was so happy to hear such wonderful news, since in fact it means, that we have to wait just a few days to be finally together. I would finally kiss you and give you the warmest hug and it would be for real indeed.

But I was also told about one stupid thing which I must do.
Now they have new rules this rule is not official.
I am so nervous and I even don't know how to tell you that.
You see I have to show 2000$ at the Customs here in Moscow and in your country.

As I was explained that each person from former republics of Soviet Union arriving to your country should have this amount of money.
It is necessary to prove my "financial stability" and ability to travel In Australia and to pay for all charges. It is necessity, because many people especially single women arriving to your country do a lot of crime or something illegal.
Now the rules to pass the Customs are harder especially after terrorist actions which happen in your and my country.
Now I can pass customs only showing this money to prove.
I understand, that it is a good rule for your country from the point of view of safety.
But what shall we do now? I even couldn't imagine this will be such big sum of money 2000$. My dear,if only we knew about this stupid rule, we would prepare for that. We are so close to each other but we need to solve this problem.
Graeme, please understand that I do not need to spend this 2000$, I only need to show at customs to pass it.
Unfortunately for example your support letter will not help me.
I am now far from friends and I can not expect for their help.
And even if I were near my family and friends now they would still not help me because they don't have this sum of money. My dear, now I hope only for your help. I shall pray God about it. The happiness is so close, but I cannot make anything.
It is not in my power. if I don't pass the Customs now as planned my visa will become invalid and I will not be able to enter Australia durig at least a few years.
I am shocked and you are my only hope in this situation.

We cannot lose each other Graeme, especially now.
The positive moment in this situation is that I repeat againI don't need to spend this money,I will only show it at the Customs.
I need only show money, I shall not spend it. I am very much worried.
You are my sunshine in the darkness because in this world full of cruely you managed somehow to get deep into my heart.
You are really a man and I ask you not to give up.
Maybe if you don't have this money you can borrow from your friends for a few days and I will give it to you as soon as we meet at the airpot. Please try to get the money.

I know you are a strong man and you will not give up!!!
I need in your moral support!
I am all alone in this cold and angry city and only you are my hope and support!

With all my greatfullness, respect and heart
Your Victoria