Letter(s) from Irina Nett to James (USA)

Letter 1

Hello there! How are you? I am glad to get your responce this evening!
I'm so sorry for the delay of my letter, I have been soooo busy, and I didn't even see this e-mail until just now. I received the message from zooks.com, with your email adres. And has decided to write to you the letter. You know, i don't like dating sites:) or probably I do something wrong. And I send you my pictures as I promised, And I hope you will like it! I should admit that I feel uncertainty :) But I nevertheless hope that your heart is open for new friends, and I know that right now I must write at least the most important things about myself. Well, You know, my name is Elina. My height is 170cm (I think it is 5,7 feet).
Did you think I am low? Or not))) My weight, if I'm not mistaken - 118 pounds. Im 27. My birthday is December,20
I was in relationship for 3 years. I have no kids and at present live alone by myself,that means no boyfriend, what is about you? Now I live in the Russian Federation. But I lived in Canada for a long time.
I Trained and worked in a pharm area. I am a Pharmacist(provisor).
If it will be interesting to you, I shall speak more about it. I aware that Russia maybe too far away from you, but I think it will not be a barrier.
And probably soon I shall travel again. Now I live in a little town in a northern part of Russia, Syktyvkar city
mmm... yes I like to travel.I visited different countries.
I shall speak about it later. I think it's great to have some friends who live in the other parts of the world. Do you agree with me?
And I sincerely think that for friendship there are no borders or distances. But enough about it. I feel that I should finish my letter because I even don't know if you are still interested in a dialogue with me or not. I hope you have. But if you have no desire to talk to me anymore, please, at least, write me about it.
I want to ask you some questions. :). Simply I would be glad to know Where you live? where do you work, and do you like your work?
And, in general, what are your interests? It's a banal questions certainly :)
but i would like to know more about you. And by the way, I will be glad to have more your pictures! Therefore do not hesitate :) I will write you the day after tomorrow if everything is alright! Hope to see your letter soon !
best regards!

Letter 2

Good evening ! Glad to write you again. Thank you for fine pics!
Hope you are happy to hear from me again. How are you doing?
What is the weather like today in your town? Here it is a bit warm today.
Autumn covers everything, I like Autumn. What about you ?
Autumn is a very beautiful season here.
I would like to know what month is the best there in your place?
I would like to know more about your place. It's very interesting for me.
You know my town is rather old. There are a lot of churches, cathedrals here. I like going to church because it brings calm and piece.
I believe in God. I am Christian. I was baptised when I was a baby.My parents believed in God as well and wanted me to be blessed by God. My faith helps me greatly in my life. When I don't know the way out I always pray and in the end I come up to the conclusion.I am absolutely sure people should have the faith.
Do you agree with me? What about your Faith?
My city is small but it is very green. Here we have parks. There are a lot of trees all over the streets and it is very nice here especially in warm seasons of the year when everything is in blossom. We have a lot of forests around the town.We like going to the country and fry meat or sausages on the grill, sometimes we make fire and bake potatoes (very delicious). Have you ever tasted such a dish?
As for my family, it was always important for me. I have a younger brother.His name is Andrey. He is 34, married.He is a firefighter.He saves people's lives. His wife and I always worry very much when he is at work. There are always dangerous situations.
Once I lost my parents. I won't be able to live if I loose him.
His wife is a wonderful lady, her name is Valya. She is a librarian. She reads much that's why she is a very interesting interlocutor.
We are friends, spend much time together, give advice each other. They have an adorable daughter, her name is Svetlana. She is a little angel. they are really the most important part of my life. I think many people don't understand completely that family is a big treasure. Unfortunately we realize it when it is too late and nothing can be done. I know it for sure.My both parents passed away.
I always loved them and now I miss them very much. They died when I was only 16.
It was a car accident. My mom was a doctor. She worked in a local hospital.
But also she visited nearest villages to cure people. Once a woman called and implored to come because her sister had been seriously injured. My mom couldn't refused. My offered her to give her a lift, they sat into the car and .....we never saw them alive again.It was a terrible car accident. I will never forget it.
They were not guilty in it.... but they died...... That was why I being a little girl was able to do everything by myself, I cooked meals, sewed clothes to help my brother. That is why my brother is much more than just a brother. I had to study and work in the evening to support us.
It was a hard time but that does not kill us makes us stronger.
Well I survived and now I can do almost everything.
And I hope I became the very person, lady that my parents wanted me to become.
I think that those pleasures and griefs, successes and difficulties that were in my life made me who I am now. Now it seems to me that I was saying to my mom about my love too seldom, and now I so regret about it.
What can you tell me about your family? Is it valuable for you?
Also we have grandparents, she are 83 years old, her name Maria,
They live in the country about 100 kilometres from me. I like visiting them. They are too old and it is difficult for them to do everithing themselves. That's why Andrey and I help them. We offered them to move to our places many times but they don't want to do it because they spent the whole life there and as they say they want to die in their old house. We can do nothing to convince them to move.
In the future I hope that we'll exchange telephone numbers of each other. To hear a voice of each of us. But at first we should find out each other a little bit more. As I consider that telephone conversation
will be more serious contact to the man. Therefore I should find out you better before giving you my telephone number. I hope that's not bad for you. Unfortunately I have some bad experience, but I do not want to speak about it. You should understand me. As it's just a question of some time. Ok?
Well, I have to go now. I promised to cook supper for my brother and his family :)
they are visiting me tonight.I am going to cook something special. My little princess Svetlana likes cakes and pies. When they come to my apartment she is running to the kitchenand looking for something tasty.
I will wait for your next letter with impatience. Have a nice day !

P.S. I Hope you like pics with my Relatives :)
(on a pics I'm with my brother, Valya, Svetlana )

Letter 3

Hi James! I am very glad to get your letter and pics.
How are you my friend ? I want to tell you about my friend Nataly.
As you can remember she was injured in the car accident saving the pupil.
Now she is feeling much better and doctors allow her to go home.Of course she will have to spend the whole month in the plaster. But is it the least danger that could be. I even don't want to think what could have happened.Well, it is enough about bad things. Nataly is alive and it's the most important. We usually go home together, sometimes spend evenings chatting and discussing everything but now I will have to be absolutely alone.
Today my working day is going to finish earlier. I don't have many work today.
Frankly speaking I don't like this day because it is so lonely in my apartament where I have to return after my work. In such situations I walk home because it takes more time than going by car.
I have a Peugeot 308, I love to drive. But more I like walking especially when the weather is good like it is now. The air is fresh and soft snowflakes are falling down.When I am outside and people are around me I don't feel so lonely. When I am in my apartment where there is nobody with me I feel terrible. I even don't get pleasure and satisfaction from my favourite pastime. Of course I watch TV and listen to music but somewhere deep in my heart I feel unbearable pain and loneliness.
Not to feel this I dream. I dream about my future, about my beloved and about the house full of joy and happiness.My dreams help me live, and in my dreams I am an absolutely happy lady with a big family. And I am absolutely sure that one day my dreams will come true! But now I have to live in the world of dreams.And of course my hope and faith are the most important parts of my life.
I suppose you have dreams and hopes as well, don't you.
Tell me please about your dreams James? To tell the truth I am surprised that I write you all this. I haven't had the person, who I could share my thoughts and ideas with. But now I have found you, and I am very glad because I can explain you my ideas. If I said something that bothers you forgive me please.
James I want to hear your voice, but the problem is that my cell phone only for Russia, and all calls to foreign countries are locked, my bills for mobile services paid by my company where I work.
But I think that soon I shall get a new phone and I'll inform you about the number.
I have learnt with the people from mail center in our town and they told me that I can call you just from the communication center. You can tell me your phone number and I could call you if you want!
I hope you will understand these things in Russia and will not be angry with me because of it. I still can use email to correspond with you my dear James! :)
But now I should return to the work...
I will wait for your letter with impatience. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a good day!
Your friend Elina

Letter 4

Hi my prince James!!!! How important it is for me to get your letters and photo.
I don't feel well because of the latest events. Andrey had to spend the night in my flat while my door is being restored. We spoke a lot about the misfortune. It is so terrible.
I must admit James I feel comfortable only if I receive your letters.
I wanna to embrace you right now so you can feel my Heart ;)
What about your place James? What is the weather like there now?
however I have good news as well.
Oh, James I want to tell you that I have collected almost all the characteristics and petitions from different people. Soon I will have a meeting with the notary at the notary office to legalize all the documents.
Andrey was able to reach agreement with the municipal department. Now he must get all the documents about my family and me. It turned out that not all the people are unselfish, but the essential thing is that we will get these documents.
The rest is not important at all.
My relatives are very happy, you know they like that we communicate with you. My brother and friends say hello to you! Today while sleeping dreamt my parents. My parents were very good people and Mum always gave me "freedom of choice" mum told me in the past: "Elina, it is your life, you can try everything you want, you can find love, just remember,my dear that your father and I want you to be happy" I loved my parents.
It it so sad they are not with us now.
Well, we walk all the time now and enjoy this season. I think it is very important to spend some time in the open air. Well, my mood is very fine now, I know that soon we will walk outside together, it would be great James :)
Looking forward to being with you tonight in my dreams :)

With Love and Kisses
Your Elina.

P.S. I took pic for you these days, hope you like them )

Letter 5

Hello my prince!!!
I cannot write much. I only have come for some minutes here, and I have some minutes to write to you!
My dear,you know I have excellent news now I have all the necessary papers.. and tomorrow I'm going to Moscow :) More than it I was informed that probably next week I can be with you :) As soon as I am in Moscow I will write you when I find the Internet cafe in Moscow.Moscow is the capital city of Russia and to get Visa to your country I should take an interview in the Embassy.It is possible to do only in Moscow.That's why I am going there.
Then they will make the decision about my Visa. I am going to answer a lot of questions.
But I really hope I will get it.
James You cannot imagine what is in my heart and in my soul!
Thoughts about our meeting make me absolutely happy! I am happy even when I'm alone in my apartment! Do you know why? I know that we will meet James, and I just have no words. My heart completely belongs you! You are my man!
Yesterday I began to knit a sweater for you. It will be my gift. I knit a sweater of Angora wool. Do you like sweaters? Do you like to wear sweaters when it's cold outside? I am absolutely sure that you will like this one.
I'm knitting it with great love. I am doing it so studiously. It will be the best sweater on Earth. :) As for the color - it has different colors. -
They are very beautiful. I want to knit an inscription the name on the front part of the sweater. Firstly I wanted to knit my name - "Elina".
But now I want to knit your name - James. And I do not know what you prefer.
The name won't be long. Probably male's sweater must be with male's name.
Or maybe you prefer not to have any names on your sweater at all? I can knit simply a sweater, without any inscriptions. You have some time to make the decision - which name you want to see on a chest)) If you do not write me about it, I will take the decision myself, but I will not tell you. I will present this sweater to you at the Airport. Do you like my idea James? I assure you, you will be admired! :) . I knitted similar sweaters several times; and I used the pictures from modern magazines of clothes as a base . But your sweater will be the best! Because I will do it with special love. It will be one of my gifts for you! Nataly helped me so that I have time to finish it before my arrival to you! James could you tell me the size of your chest, and the length of your hand from a shoulder up to a wrist? Or simply a size of clothes that you wear? It will help me! By the way, as well I will bring you a small Russian souvenir! And some other souvenirs for other people who are dear for you! I hope you will be glad! I do not know how to thank you for everything. You've changed my life completely James. I am so happy.
Now I should finish the letter :( Wish me good luck :) I wish you a successful day. If you know how it is lonely here without you...
Don't worry my dear very soon we will be together.
Wait for my next letter from Moscow in 2 days.We should be patient now.
Just one step is left.

With Love
Your Elina.

Letter 6

Hi my dear and beloved James, As for me it is the happiest day to see your letter. I'm in Moscow! You can't imagine how happy I am because I have already started my trip to you!
Moscow is a really big city! I arrived in Moscow by train... it seemed to me that the way was so long...because I can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I got off the train in Moscow, the policeman asked me to show my passport and he looked at me as if I were an enemy ))) I think all people here are a little bit crazy. Everything is very expensive here, not like in my city... and there are big crowds of people everywhere!
I feel ill at ease because of it but I hope I will be OK soon.
I couldn't find a cheap hotel, everything is extremely expensive in Moscow.
I managed to find my old friend, Karina here... We studied at the university together.
She allowed me to stop in her house. She lives with her mum.
Some time before we lived in one and the same city, but later they moved to Moscow.
We had many conversations, spoke about you much. Karina was very glad to see me! She spent the whole day with me..
And then she accompanied me to the Internet cafe, then she went to work.
James let me tell you the most important thing I should!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had the interview at the Embassy!!!!!! I knew that it would be a difficult interview, but I could not imagine at all that I must answer so many questions.At the beginning of the interview I was so frightened, so worried. But as soon as they asked the first question, I became absolutely calm. I just sat, and answered all the questions.
I said what I think honestly. They asked me almost about everything!
They asked me about my life, about my childhood, about terrorism, about my job, about my latest relations. They read all the documents I had collected before. They asked me about my faith.
I often watched their faces and realised that they didn't expect such answers, but I didn't want to tell beautiful lies which are pleasant to listen to. I just answered sincerely and told them everything what's in my heart.
At first I thought that my answers had not satisfied them but they told that it was very pleasant and unusual to hear my answers.
They said that "bitter" sincerity was always better than "sweet" lies. Besides, I had already had experience of getting visa and they were really impressed by the fact that I had such a great support from so many people and establishments. And maybe in some hours all the papers will be in my hands !!!!! I can't believe it. I'm nervous and I have butterflies in my stomach.
But at the same time I'm happy because I feel that I did everything correctly.
James I should also ask you a very important question about my trip.
Ministry of Health, will help me to rent a room to stay near my future work in your area. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent (it will be cheaper).
And I have a question, is it normal if we will like each other may be it is possible to live together? Of course if you or somebody doesn't mind.
Do you have a big wide bed? (joke). Anyway, if you will not want to stay with me it is ok for me to rent a room, don’t worry!!!
As you know I will stay there for six months and later if I want I will be able to prolong my trip. I will arrive by my Work visa, so I won’t have any problems with law while I will be working. I think I will be able to improve my English and I think it will help us to learn each other better, who knows. And dear, don't forget to send me all the information.
1. Your full name
2. Your full home address.
3. Also once again the nearest airport where you will precisely meet me.
James today I saw my parents in my sleep-dream, and they smiled to me.
I know that it is their approval. I see my parents in sleep-dream very seldom!
I always knew that dream will never simply fall into hands from the sky. I always knew that if you want the dream to come true, you must do for this purpose all what is in your forces. I know that it is necessary to believe, hope and struggle. And I really struggled James, I tried to do all what in my forces. And I hope God will help us. after all difficulties, after all efforts I believe that Everything will be fine! I really feel that I did everything well.
James I worry very much, but my heart says to me that I should smile.
And I smile today. I feel that I will meet you. I feel that the meeting at the airport will be beautiful and romantic. I will tell you everything what I will feel at that moment, and you will tell me. And then we will leave the airport and we will chatter and laugh. I will tell you how I endured the flight on board the plane and what I was thinking about.
You will tell me how you waited for me at the airport. And then we will have great time together. We will walk, spend evenings, watch funny and scary movies, - and I will hide under your hand at the most scary moments... We will meet together the first beams of the sun and will see off a magnificent sunset. We will sit by the window and drink hot tea while it's cold outside. I do want to have breakfast together and supper with candles. I do want to shout together with you at the stadium during football or hockey matches; or just lay on bed, and tell each other stories from our lives.

James probably in some days we shall be together:)
SOON WE WILL BE TOGETHER!!!!! But now I have to go! My legs shiver as if I were a schoolgirl! :) . Wish me luck and think of me!

Your Elina.

PS I took some pictures. Hope you'll like it)

Letter 7

Hi, my James! My dear, excuse, for a delay of the answer! I even do not know what to tell first. I simply hope that you will be happy! The most important, finest news - I did it! I GOT THE VISA! I am very happy James!!!!
James I hope you were really capable to hear message from me, left on your answering machine, and to understand my English:) It is a pity, that it was not possible to speak, but I was glad, that is capable to dialing!
My prince I have not stopped on it and later we with my girlfriend at whom I have stopped in Moscow have gone to office of this airline, company that reserves airway tickets. I asked them how I can reach Montrose and how much it costs. They've told me that the roundtrip flight to your airport cost 2187 US dollars. It was too expensive for me and I've asked them to find the cheapest variant. And they've offered. It would be only on the March 2 I have learned, that cost of tickets up to in one party will make 685 dollars, I was wondered if it was possible to reserve a ticket and to pay for it a part of the funds this time and the other part later, because other people can buy the cheap ticket and I'm not. But they've refused and I was in despair! I've asked them to help me so long time that tears have come to my eyes! And they've agreed! I have learned, that now return tickets are necessary for the proof of that I independently can return to Russia.
But there is an opportunity to change return the ticket on money in your country, or to change date. To me have told, that if will take return tickets the discount at a rate of 5% is given, it turns out that 685+685=1370 dollars and will subtract 5% these are 68 dollars that will make 1302 dollars, but still it is necessary to add to this sum of 10% from cost for registration of tickets and meal, it will turn out 1432 dollars, 6:45 am Depart Moscow (SVO)
Arrive Montrose 8:40 pm March 2
I will give you my flight number information, as soon as i have it in my hand. It is the cheapest tickets of an economic class, is cheaper a way to arrive to you I is not present. It was the best variant for me. They have told that I can pay a part of money now, and the other part later. it is possible, but I will be limited by term. And if I will not pay the full cost of the ticket within of this term, I will lose already nested money. I have agreed because it is the only chance for me, because I must give to anti-emigration committee a data about my payment. By this moment I had only the concrete sum of money which I had after all my expenses. I paid 770 USD. But it was not enough for them. In a panic, all what and I could do - I pawned my gold earrings and rings In a pawnshop and I got 178 USD. That is all I could do.
I know that probably I simply must tell that I can't come to you because I haven't the remaining sum. I know that I promised to do all by self, and I was sure that I can. I did not want to ask you. But after I did everything I did, I cannot simply tell that I will not come to you. I have passed through so many difficulties, and I have overcome the most difficult.
But all the same I have disgusting feeling that I could not fulfill the promise.
I am always ready to do all what is possible,- to fulfill my promises, but at the same time I understand that any person could get in such a situation.
To get the visa and all papers I have spent much more money than I expected.
But people were ready to help me only if I will pay them. I paid more than 500 dollars to get all documents, I paid in municipal committee, in the ministry. Even officers in army garrison have compelled me to pay for their help. I did not expect all this, but up to the last moment I was sure that I still can make everything. I expected that I can get a vacation payment. But I have received only a part. We get other part a vacation payment in three weeks. Besides, some of my funds were stolen out of my house and I have been compelled to buy new door for my apartment. But I cannot leave my apartment with broken door. And of course I have been compelled to pay much for it. I feel so guilty. I was sure that nothing can prevent our meeting. But I must pay remaining sum. It is 491 usd. And I must pay funds before February 28, morning. Otherwise I will lose my nested funds and our jewelry will be sold out simply in vain. I know that I should not ask you, and I am very ashamed to do it. And maybe I really simply had to tell you that I can't meet with you because I could not provide my travel completely now.
But I cannot simply refuse our meeting because then all my diligence, forces, nerves, means will be spent in vain. I understand that it is big sum to lend me. You are not obliged to help me. And 500 dollars which I have spent to get the visa, and 948 $ that I have given for the ticket also I restored a door in an apartment before departure. It all are big funds for me. But I want you to know that I have given everything not for the sake of myself, but for the sake of us, for the sake of you and me. And I was happy all this time. If you want to meet me, to help me to make our meeting, please, transfer funds to the help before February 28, morning.
I do not know if you want to help me or already not.
But i think you have told that I should let you know if there is anything you can do to help me. I believe you even though I am afraid to ask. But I have no other exit. I need you James. If you can help me I will tell you what I have found out. Here we have remittance system.
And I have addressed to the most convenient bank. I have been told that they use the systems "WesternUnion.com" and "MoneyGram.com". They have told that it is the American systems. And there I can receive your help very fast and I will be absolutely safety. You should transfer them into any office(bank) here in Moscow for my full name - . For an example, near there is a office: SOVINKOM; Aviacionnaya st, 66; Moscow, Russia.
491 dollars. I send you the view of my ID document. If the additional data will be necessary for you. There I have been told, that to get the money, we must tell to employee of bank(agent) your full name, your full address, exact sum which I should receive and some confidential numbers - Reference Number.
You will get this number in your office if you will send your help.
Only with presence of all this information I can get your help. Also hey have told that funds it is possible to send online through a site WesternUnion.com And I will give you back all your funds at the earliest opportunity probably in 1-2 weeks. I will get wage from my old job and salary with a new job. I think about you James all the time! I think about a meaning of funds, and I'm very sad if these papers can prevent people to meet each other. In most cases the funds play a main role in the life but it's not right! I do not know what answer I will get from you James. I very much am afraid that you will not help me. But I want to tell, that I really need you, and I simply can't endure the thought that I did almost everything, but I will not meet you. I have given all my forces, but together we are stronger. Are you with me?

Write to me soon!
With love, Your Elina.

PS James today, quite by accident, I saw a tape Dictaphone, in home at my girlfriend) she allowed me to use these devices. I was able to record a voice message to you. I hope you can understand my English) sorry I can not talk with you right now:(