Letter(s) from Tatyana Rogaleva to Raf (USA)

Letter 1

Hello my very good friend!
How was your day today?
Well, my name is Tatyana. I have found your profile and e-mail on the dating website. Your profile caught my eye and I'd love to get to know you better.
I was born on March 30, 1982. I am 29 years old.
I have never been married, no children and no boyfriend.
If you are interested to get acquainted with me,
Please, contact me: tatti2sun@yahoo.com
I hope that you will answer me, I'll tell you more about me and I will send my pictures.
I'll be very glad to see your pictures as well.
Looking for your letter,

Letter 2

Hello, how are you today?
I am so glad to see your email today. I hope we will be good friends and maybe even more.
I do not remember if I have written you in my first email or not, but I live in Russian Federation, in the small city Baltasi in Tatarstan.
I will write you more about my city. It is not a megalopolis and not even the big city to write about fantastic skyscrapers or amazingly beautiful architectural constructions as in Moscow or St. Petersburg. I'm not very good with computers and sometimes it's a big job for me to find something on the Internet. I can write very well only email, print out some documents or play solitaire.

I will tell you a little bit about my job. I work in the auto salon. Our company sells Russian cars Lada. Have you heart about that mark something?
I do not think so. Russian people are not so rich to have German, American and other famous car’s marks. That is why our company has a very good income. I work as a manager. I work with manufacturing production orders for computer and outstanding document. That is why I have more free time and good salary. Soon I will get holdays and I thnink may be travel and see some good abroad place.
Ok I think it is enough about my job. I would love to tell you about myself.
I was born in 1982, graduated from high school in 1999, and received the diploma (higher education) in 2007. My dad left my mum and I when I was little, and I never saw him after that. Mama said that he went to another and she does not know what his life is now.
I studied at the Faculty of Economics with an emphasis in English, so now I'm relatively well-know English.But I hope you can understand what I write. How do you like my English? I had several relationships, but not one of them ended well.
And I now think that all Russian men are almost the same. They can not love and be always with a woman and run for all the skirts are raised high.
So I decided to try to look for friends and maybe love in the other end of the world, because I am tired of loneliness and selfishness of others and pretend that I'm really interested for men.
Okay, I think now it will be enough about me, and I will finish my letter.
Please tell me about yourself and your life, and I'll be glad to see your latest pictures.
Once again, greetings to you from the other end of the planet! Bye for now!
Your friend, Tatyana.

Letter 3

Hello my dear friend, how is your day? What's news?
Today is very sunny here. Our company concluded a couple of lucrative contracts and I have a very good mood.
I didn’t take my vacation for last two years and already think about the days off somewhere.
Frankly speaking I didn’t decide where exactly I will have the rest but I am sure it would be wonderful.
I should get my vacation on this week and I feel that I have no wish to work and count the days when it will be.
My boss is my ex classmate. She has helped me to find this job.
We have very good relations. I would love to find out how is life there where you live?
I have never been abroad and I am very interested to know life and culture of your country.
As you know our country had the communist regime and my childhood was not very happy after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
As I wrote you before my mom brought me up alone. When the perestroika began we had the inflation at 10 000.
My mom had a lot of savings but after inflation we were poorer by 100 times and life became difficult.
All her life she worked at a military factory and there was no money in our new country to pay in time and to have a good salary.
So all people in our country lived so, except some swindlers who are oligarchs now and have the top places in Forbs.
Well I do not want to bore you about it ... What kind of dishes do you like? And of what countries?
As for food I love Japanese cuisine: sushi, rolls.
I love to cook myself. There are plenty of Russian national dishes such as borsh, pancakes with cavier, okroshka, solyanka and others. But mostly it is soup. I would love also to find out what kind of women do you like?
I want to find someone who would always protect me, who does not drink every day and appreciate the woman as an individual.
Many Russian men beat often their women and always believe that they are above them. They consider that Russian women are like a slave and must obey any order.
I will never agree with that and hope to find a sincere, reliable man who can share my feelings.
Ok my dear friend, I am closing my letter for now and looking forward to your letter.
Bye for now!
Your friend Tatyana.

Letter 4

Hello, how are you there?
Everything is well here. I am so happy that you replied me.
Honey i have some questions for you.
Do you have any hobbies? Do you go in for sport?
I love swimming and fitness. When I was a little girl, my mom and I swam in the lake. It happened so that I could be drowned. Or maybe I'm very scared because I was a child. But that moment I decided that I would learn to swim well and never be drown))
So now I really love swimming. It's good for your health and helps to have a good figure.
Ok, also I wanted to tell you about my city.
It is a small Russian city. The population is here about 11 000 people. People here are very kind and good. Everybody knows each other. There are not a lot of entertainment places here. There are several plants and factories where people work.
Any way my address here is Kutuya street 16-7, Baltasi, Tatarstan.
I would be very happy to read about your city. My city is not very interesting and we do not have a lot of sights here. Ok, now I should finish my letter because I have to work.
I am looking for your soonest reply,
Have a good day!
Your friend from Russia,

Letter 5

Hello my dearest friend!
How are you? How is your mood?
Did you get my last email?
Everything is great here and I want to share some good news with you.
As I wrote you before today I have talked with my boss about the vacation and I have got that!!!
At the beginning of our conversation she wanted that I would work for some days more but after 30 minutes of belief that I have explained her I can not work anymore and I would be an angry worker, she agreed.
Honey I am so happy now. I didn’t take the vacation for a long time.
If I want I can take even double vacation. But I will think of that later.
I have got the bonus and my salary. It is about 37 000 Rub or $1300.
Maybe for your country it is not so big money but believe me for Russia it is a very good salary.
I have already handed over all documents and necessary papers to my colleagues and I am now completely free from work.
Today I will buy and watch some brochures to look at which countries I can go. And what documents I should do for that trip.
I have never been abroad and it has been always my little dream.
In the Russian south after the announcement of the Sochi Olympics in 2014, prices rose several times.
And many of my friends who came there, they say that the quality of service there is very low.
That is why I do not want to have a rest in Russia.
Do you like travelling? What countries have you been? Maybe you can advise me something?
Ok my dear friend… I have to go now. I am waiting for your congratulations!!!
Your friend Tatyana

Letter 6

This is Tatyana.
It is my new email. My last email do not work. I do not know what has happened.
If you have got my message, please write me back.
Looking for your letter,
Your friend Tatyana.

Letter 7

Hi, my beautiful prince))
Honey do you not mind if I call you a prince?
Because it reminds me a little story when two people from different worlds have become acquainted through the mail and now try to meet.
I am so happy that you agreed to meet me. I will prepare all documents and tomorrow I will go to Moscow. I have a good friend there. Several times I had a business trip to Moscow and stayed with her. The hotel is very expensive in Moscow to live. My friend has a good family. She lived in my town. But then she came to study to Moscow and met her future husband. Sometimes she visits her parents and always invites me to visit. So I contacted her and she would be glad to help me.
My prince, I think I will also need some information. I need to know the closest International Airport to you. Maybe I need also other information but I'll find out about this in Moscow. I will make a tourist visa because this is the quickest and easiest way to get a visa.
Okay, I will tell you all details and news later. Now I would like to talk about something else. What are your feelings? How do you feel? I am so excited because this is my first trip abroad. But my heart says me what I'm doing everything right. I have also told my mom about my trip to you. She is very glad for us. My mom always told me to do as my heart feels. She prays that everything would be fine with us.
So what is new there? How are you? How is your mood?
Well my prince, I'll finish my letter and wait for your reply.
I kiss and miss you!!!
Your reliable friend Tatyana.

Letter 8

Hello my dearest prince!
How are you? How is your mood? Everything is well here and soon I am going to Moscow.
Are you waiting for me? =) I have searched for information how soon I can get a visa to you.
If I do everything is right and I have a good fortune, so in 1 or 1.5 weeks I will be able to fly to you.
By the way, can you write me the full address where you will be at that time and what is your full name?
Tomorrow I will come to Moscow and write you from there. I will come by train.
My carriage will have tv, so my trip will be not so boring.
And i will have more time to think of our meeting and what to present you.
Maybe you have some wishes what you would love to have from Russia?
Ok my dear prince, I have to pack my clothes in luggage and then go to the train station.
I hope to see your email when I come to Moscow.
I miss you and kiss,
Your Tatyana.

Letter 9

Hello my dearest Prince!
How are you? I am ok. I have come to Moscow.
The train had some delay, but it's ok.
My friend has met me at the station and now I will write you from her place. By the way she asked me to tell you hello.
Tomorrow morning I'll give all necessary documents for visa registration.
I'll write everything in detail about the process of my visa. But my friend said that it is very easy to get a tourist visa.
Honey please write me the actual phone number and time when I can call you.
I will call you closer to time of getting a visa and my flight to you.
Well, my prince, I did not rest after my trip to Moscow and now I want to go into the bath and then sleep.
I'll think of you and our meeting and pray that we will meet very soon.
Miss and kiss you!
Your Princess Tatyana.

Letter 10

Hello my dearest prince!
How are you? How is your mood?
Today I had a difficult day, but I had time to walk around Moscow and buy a gift for you.
I have prepared the documents and all necessary medical certificates and papers and gave them to the travel agency.
I had a long consultation with them and I was told me that I should have no any problems with getting a visa. My visa is valid for 90 days.
And it's faster than I thought. Registration of my visa will be fast.Soon I will buy a ticket to you.
Also tell me how long can I stay with you there?
Tomorrow I'll go back to the agency and find out when I should buy a ticket. I was told that I should buy my ticket tomorrow or after tomorrow.
Moscow is very big and expensive city. There are thousands of Bentley, Bugati and other expensive brands. There is a lot of skyscrapers and old buildings from the time of the Russian Empire. It looks very nice.
Our meeting will be very soon and I am so excited. But I am sure that everything will be perfect. I've never been abroad before and this is my first trip. I had never even flown on an airplane.
And I'm a little scared because of many airline crash. How many times did you fly on an airplane?
Okay, my friend is calling me now. She wants to show me some sights of Moscow.
So I should go now and say goodbye to you my prince.
I'll write you tomorrow when I go to the agency and get more detailed information about my visa.
I am looking for your letter.
I miss you a lot!
Kisses and hugs,
Your princess Tatyana.

Letter 11

Hi my lovely prince!
How are you? How is your mood? What's new?
I am ok but with each hour of approximation of our meeting I feel more and more worried and excited.
But I'm very happy because soon we'll be together. There are only some steps when we can look at each other's eyes and talk in real life.
Today I was at the travel agency and they told me that I should go to buy the tickets and then go to the embassy.
I was told that I must convince the Embassy that I am not going to stay with you for permanent residence.
And then I will be able to get my visa. So we will meet very soon.
It's a pity that the distance between airport and the Embassy is about hundred miles or more and it will be a long trip.
So please wait for my call and be sure to answer me, ok?
I'll call you after the airport and the embassy. I will tell you all details of my flight.
Ok my reliable prince, I must go now.
I kiss and miss you!
waiting for the moment when I can hear your voice.
Yours and only yours Tatyana.

Letter 12

Honey I will call you tomorrow, ok?
I love you very much!
Your Tatyana.

Letter 13

Hello my dear Prince!
How are you? Honey please read my letter very carefully.
I have some news: the first one is good, the second one prevents us to meet.
As you know I went to the airport and book tickets for April 30.
I'll write all details later.
Now I will write in details about the problem because I can not get my visa.
Yesterday, when I was at the embassy to have a final conversation with the counsil and get my visa, they checked that I have the tickets in both ways, medical checking and all other documents.
But I was refused in visa because of income statement that I provided. It does not correspond to the minimum necessary.
And I have to show bank statement or cash equivalent of the amount of $ 600.
But I do not have any bank account in Russia. Nobody trusts the banks and not keep there savings.
Moreover registration of bank account takes a very long time and it is a very long process to get all the necessary documents to open such bank accounts.
These funds will be proof to your and my government that I will have funds to live in your country.
And I'm not going to beg or be engaged in no legitimate business.
I hate the bureaucracy, but I am unable to deal with this and I can not get a visa to fly to you if I'm not going to confirm my ability to pay.
Yesterday and today I tried to contact all my friends, but nobody can help me at this time.
My dear Prince, please help me. I will not spend any cent of this amount.
And I will return you all money in an envelope at the airport immediately when we meet. This is just a bureaucratic formality, that I'm solvent and will not create poverty in your country.
I can get visa immediately when they see that I have funds for a living and then I can fly to you.
Ok, my dear Prince. I am closing my email.
I am looking forward to your letter.
Your and only your Princess Tatyana.

Letter 14

Hello my dear!
Honey, I am happy that you agreed to help me. But I am feel also very uncomfortable that I am asking you about that.
I searched the companies in Internet which are engaged with international transfer money. It was: Western Union, MoneyGram and Contact. There was written that you need to know some information to send funds.
And for getting money I need to have ID.
Honey, here is information how you need to send money:
First name: Tatyana
Last name: Rogaleva
The country: Russian Federation
The address: Moscow, Altufevskoe st., 24 - 36
My love I am so happy that soon we shall be together.
Dear ……., I will wait for your letter.
I love you very much!!!
Your and only your Tatyana