Letter(s) from Natalia Popova to John (USA)


hello! It was very nice to receive a message from you!
it is my first time I try to correspondence with man in internet world.
I do hope you will be enough patient to understand my writing.
I want you to know that I have only good intentions and I don`t have big secrets.
As you remember I wrote you a message on match.com 8 or 10 days ago and you gave me your e-mail. Sorry that I didn`t write you earlier, but I was in Moscow, registering documents for my travel. The thing is that I will work abroad for three months or so and I would like to meet a nice man to be my guide or just be good friend to spend time with.I think that it is hard enough to live in foreign town without friends and I have never been abroad.I am from so small town here in Russia,I am afraid to be lost.and I want to see real life and it is impossible to see without person who knows all sides of the life. It doesn`t matter what age is he or what is his eyes colour, I just want to know that he is kind and open-hearted inside.
I don't want to live in Russia because I have not any chances here,it is hardly possible to explain it by the first time but I want you to know my plans.
In Russia many young girls also want to start a new life abroad, so many of them used a special program "Work and travel" for young people who want to work abroad.
I also decided to do so and to use it. This program just helps to register documents and gives suitable work in several countries all over the world: Usa, Canada, Europe, etc. I just need to choose.I already started to register documents and now I need to decide in which city I want to work. I think it is the right way for me, I am lost here, and I think that I look pretty enough to find a better place. I never been abroad so I decided to find a friend abroad and make his city to be my destination. I want to repeat the same way,it is my only chance to change my life. I am full of plans and different dreams.I have real blonde hair and green-brown eyes,you know that sometimes my friends call me Barby.to be fair I don't like this name . I am not a doll and I have my own mind.I do hope that you will be not disappointed to meet me in the real life if we will meet.
Well,I will close this letter and I do hope to get your reply.
I will leave my town Biysk in a few days or so (I can't tell you everything exactly right now) and I would like to be sure that I have a man who waits for me there. I will work all day and I would like to find a man to spend all free time together to get to know each other better.if you have any interest to meet me I will be more than happy to meet you too. My be it sounds silly but I just don't want to be alone in the evenings,and I want to be sure in advance that somebody waits for me!
I think that my e-mails starts to be too long so I will tell you all details about me and my life that you would like to know in next e-mails if you will like my pictures and will want to meet me! I send my different pictures!
The one with painting is my favorite, my mother bought this painting from unknown author.
I don`t have a yahoo messenger, so pls answer me on this e-mail, it is my personal one, ok?
With best regards Tatiana (this is my name)

Letter 2

dear hello, I am glad to see you reply!
At first I think I should say that I am new in cyber space. you should know that I am not very good writer in english, I think that I make many mistakes.
But I learned english in school and I can speak as good as I write on it, so I hope you understand everything what I write.
Ok, I will start to tell you about myself.To be fair it is hardly enough to describe myself, it seems to me we all want to look better than we are in real life!
I think that in principle I am usual girl.I think I should tell you about my interests,tastes and hobbies.
I think I will tell you about things I want to know about you and you will know my future questions.
you know my real name is Tatiana Zhirebzowa,I am 25 years old, my birthday is on the 25nd of May.I will be 26.
I am about 168 cm tall and my weight is about 54 kilos. My friends tell I look well enough My body sizes are 88 cm breast - 62 cm stomach- 91 cm back,I have real blonde hair and brown-green eyes, I know that many women abroad have possibility to improve faces and bodies,and they look so nice, but it is impossible here we live so far from civilazation.and i think it is not right way because it is not natural.
I have two sisters and it is great problem for us because we have only two rooms flat.
you can't imagine what does it mean to be born in a small town in Russia,there are not any chances to live well,to get nice job.All young people leave towns to search great luck in big cities but nobody waits for them there.
I think in future I can work as a fitness trainer, because I have a certificate. So when I will travel abroad I will be given 2 or 3 variants of a job as a fitness trainer in different gyms, so I will chose one most suitable for me.
My mother is my great problem too,she has great dream to marry me as soon as possible and she wants to make me happy but I think it is only my business I am not a little child.I don't want to marry just to have the ring on my finger, I want to share my life with a man I really love and I wait the same from him.
To be fair I am not sure I am able to explain all because I want to say so much!
I just want you to know that I am not afraid to work,I am fairly stubborn and I am sure you will be not disappointed to meet me in real life.
I will have all documents to travel in a few days and i will travel to moscow, from moscow I will travel to your area and people from agency ask me about name of the town where I would like to work,if you don't mind to meet me please confirm the exact name of your town and nearest international airport!(right writing in English), so I will book there my flight from moscow!
I hope I will have a chance to celebrate my birthday abroad!!
As you know, I don`t have a boyfriend in russia, because men usually prefer to drink and don`t want to create a family.
I think it would be so great to meet a kind man who has time to share it with me during the evenings.I know that it is not so easy like I think but I think it is possible.
I don't smoke,I tried to smoke when I was younger.I may have a cup of red dry vine,sometimes it helps to relax.
I try to care of my body and face.I know it is all I have .
I am not a little girl and I know that at first almost all men look at body ,legs and face.God created males such persons. Well,I think I am lost in my letter,I am not sure you understand my goals,please feel free to ask.
I live in Russia,town Biysk, home 14 - flat 4,it is near enough big city Barnaul,Siberia.Altaiskii krai(area).so far from hollywood(joke).
I want you to reply if you understand my mind,my intentions,if not please reply too,I will continue my searching. Because you are the first and the only one whom I`m writing.Well,I will close this letter,I think you are tired to read it. You should know that there are not cafes and possibility to use internet in my town,we have 4 digital phone number and we can't call abroad.Even to call in any big town here in Russia I have to order the call in advance.and I would like to say please don't worry if I keep silence sometimes I have no time to travel to Barnaul.I mean I can't be in cafe every hour,usually I try to be here in the morning or in the evening!
Well,I will close this letter,can you Please tell me more about you,your tastes,likes and dislikes .
also I have a few important questions----do you like strong drinks too much?can you be very drunk?very often?
can you be rude with women?or children?
Well,I have to stop or I will write without ending.Kiss you !see you later, Tatiana! By the way, you should know that I write my letters at home and here I only to copy them because of so many people here,voice and eyes.and it is the reason that my letters are so long and may be I could miss some of your questions.
please if it will happen feel free to ask again.
I include my photos, one of them is me in childhood and another is taken with my father on russian resort - Sochi. He is 62, he is much older then my mum. For truth I think that my man will also be older then me. The last photo is on the same resort - me eating crabs! They were really tasty! Oh, ok, I forget that I wanted to finish my letter. I kiss you! Bye-bye!

Letter 3

hello dear! You know I am so glad to see the reply from you.
And I also like to see your photos!
I hope you don`t mind if I will print it for myself??
It seems to me I am lucky girl to meet such man from first time and I will do my best to meet you one day soon!Please be ready to read my long letter.
you know I am new here in cyber space and I am afraid to make any mistake.I can't keep your mails and if I forget something or tell something twice please be kind to understand,you know usually girls have short memory, we tell in russia so.you know I am Tatiana Zhirebzowa and I am 25 years old.
I want you to know all about me because it is very important to know each other well if we want to meet in real life, I have one great lack, I am very impatience and sometimes I can act without thinking. Sometimes I think that my dream is getting for real and I won`t feel good later if it will be just a dream.
I want you to know all small things about me because it shouldn`t be any misunderstandings between us.
I want you to know that I am not angel I mean I am a usual girl with all human's problems.
and sometimes I can show my character.And I don't wait that you to be angel,I just want to meet kind man.
I am very kind and I can forgive almost all, but I can't forgive if my man sleeps with different women, I don't know many nesessary words in english .I think you can read between lines.I can't imagine that my couple has family and he loves different woman yet,it is higher of my understanding.
I think that much more easy to say the truth and be with woman which he loves than every day to tell a lie.
I think so,may be I am young and I see everything in pink color but I prefer to be the only woman for my man,sorry for too many words .sometimes I can be philosopher.Well,A little more about myself!
my favorite activite is swimming.I like to swim in the Swimming pool very much. I wish we had the sea here!
I like the sea and I would like to see the ocean,it is my dream!
Sometimes I think that I was a fish in a revious life.I hope I was a dolphin not a shark.
I wanted to be as swim trainer but I was told that I would have an ugly body with too wide shoulders.
I finished The Siberia State Univercity, trainers faculty as fitness ,dancing trainer but I don't work on my profession,I used to sit at home and to do all housework,helping my mom.
I would like to have good job,I may work dancing teacher,or trainer of fitness,you know I have a certificate.
I worked as a trainer and my girls told me that I am enough good one! .
So I would like to do it again. You know how many youn girls want to get this job too!Alot of competition here.I want to tell you about things I like:
I like to make barbecue and I want so much to have my own home with fireplace.
usually I make very tasty ones, I like to cook and it is not problem for me to cook something tasty and I don't like to visit cafes and restoraunts,firstly because they usually can't cook well(maybe only here) and secondly because of too high prices.
I like warm weather. and my great dream is to live on tropical island somewhere in the ocean.
Small girls dream,really?I like to watch movies and my favorite films are the lord of the rings,Titanik,Forrest Gumps and many others.
I want you to know that I have never been married and I have no children,may be later?I can see many children here who live very bad and don`t have both parents and I don't want to have children here,it isnot good place to have them. Also I want tell you about my dislikes: I hate our long winters it seems to me they will never end.
I hate lies and unfaithfulness. I hate evil people and politicans I think they like to play wars, I hate any wars.
What I like in a man: faithfulness, honesty. He has to be open- minded and open-hearted, also easy-going.
and much more important he must be kind,kindness makes our world! are you kind????
By, the way, one thing else about my trip. Agency tells that I will be given a room to stay near my future work. I will share this room with a few girls yet, it is usual procedure and it helps to pay the rent.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.
As you know I will stay there for three months but If I will like there I will be able to prolong my trip.
I think I will be able to improve my english and you can learn Russian and I think it will help us to learn each other better,who knows.Do you have a big wide bed?(joke).
I have drive licence, but I didn`t have a practise, becuse our family doesn`t have a car.
I hope you will teach me to ride a car someday. Oh, I have so many plans!!!
Well,about important things,I spend so much time to tell about nothing.Sorry dear!
Today I will fly to Moscow from Barnaul airport and I think I will not be able to write you till today evening. When I will be in moscow I will send you short letter to let you know that I am all right and they tell that it takes about two days to get all nessesary papers,to book tickets and I do hope to meet you in the end of this week. I have a great request,Please don't look at different girls.I am the best(joke).you know that i will travel to moscow today,from moscow I will travel to you, if you don't mind to meet me please confirm the name of your town and nearest international airport again, so I will write down to have no mistakes!I have to know this info to book my flight from moscow!
Well, I will close this letter I have a few things to do before my travel.in principle I am ready to travel ,a few small things to finish.sorry if I forgot to mention some things that you wanted to know,I think we will have enough time to talk,alive conversation is much better ,do you agree?
Now I feel well I know you are waiting for me.See you soon Tatiana!
By the way, I send you some of my photos, I hope you will like it. Kisses, Bye-Bye!!!

Letter 4

My honey!!!!!!!!!!!
It is me,can you believe I am in Moscow? I can't believe ,it was a wonderful flight and they gave me red vine in plane,wow,I have never tried such tasty one!!!!!
I was in travel agency today, but my documents are not ready yet, it will be ready in Tuersday.
So tomorrow I will go to travel agency again to get all info about my trip.
And of course, when I will get it - I will send it to you!
I rented a room in 2-rooms flat. I will live there with one old woman.
It is not a center of moscow, it takes about 50 minutes to reach a Red Square by metro.
You can't imagine how great Moscow is,to be fair I wouldn't like to live here,a lot of cars,people ,voice and pollution.Ugly traffic and people with crazy eyes.
When I get off plane in airport MOscow poliseman asked about passport and they looked at me like I am any enemy, I think all people here are a little crazy at terrorism. By the way, an old woman told that two months ago she also rented a room to a girl who also travelled to work abroad. An old woman told that she travelled to work as a helped in a shop somewhere in the usa, she didn`t remember where.
I think people living in Moscow are very caution, I think so.But I think that I have done my choice and to be fair I don't want to live here, it is not the city of my dreams.
You know I am not coward I am not afraid I know it is my chance to meet kind man .I do hope I am right.
and I think you are too kind to make any bad things, I feel it.
I don`t have my own photo camera so I found a photographer near a place where I live and asked him to make my photo.
Tomorrow it will be ready and I will send it to you.
Ok, I will go back now to place where
I stay because I`m very tired, I will write you more tomorrow. please write me as soon as possible!See you soon! Great kiss from moscow!!!!!!!!!!Tatiana!

Letter 5

hello again,how are you?I am fine. As you know I am in Moscow now and I think I have made almost the half of my trip. To be fair I am tired a little, everything is not so easy like I thought. I want you to know that you can't imagine how glad I am to know that you want to meet me,it helps me to feel well.you can't imagine how much crazy Moscow is. It is great fear to live here I think so.Our small town is more friendly .
well,about my news.
I got my blood tested,such rule for foreign visitors wanting to travel abroad.Thanks God I am in good health, all of my tastes are all right,I only need some vitamins I think it is the bad foods and long winters problem.I have to eat much more fruits and vegetables.The doctor said!
I will have exact sheldue of my flight after interview in embassy.Now I can only booked tickets in advance because I have to show that I booked ones in embassy.I do hope we will together in a few days!

Info from agency!


Information for Tatiana Zhirebzowa.

"Kalinka",Degtiarenko Sergej.3690768 Moscow, Tolstoy street 18,office 270.

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Honey I am so glad to see that I am almost near my goal,and our meeting wait for us. I think I will call you from airport and I will wait for you there so long as you need,I mean if you need any time to arrive in airport.
it is not problem to wait there because I know that it is the end of my trip and I have time to improve my condition(some parfume)after long journey. I want you to see me in good shape!
I think everything will be all right. Rather I am sure everything will be all right!. they have told in travel office that I have to show paper that I booked tickets when I will visit embassy aftertomorrow. People from embassy must be sure that I am not going to stay illegally and I have tickets with returning data.it is very strong rule. I have some money but my flight from Barnaul to Moscow costed so much(about 400$)because so many kilometrs from there to Moscow. I didn't guess that tickets costs so much.
and I have to bye tickets till my interview,because of such rule. May be you could borrow some money?I am sure I will be able to return it back in a few weeks after my arriving I will earn some money and at first to return all money to you.
in Agency they have told me that you could send it using western union system because we have no a lot of time till my intervew,if everything will be all right I will get Saturday flight!
I already have about 300 US dollars and I think I need about 950 US dollars from your side with all travel needs and living here till my flight!
If everything will be all right between us I can stay with you longer than three months,maximum I can stay about 6 months for first time! We should change only the date of my returning flight.
you may send it to any bank of Moscow. I have been to the bank to try to learn something and they tell me that it is very easy they tell so,I am not sure I know all well,but they tell it is not a problem to do. They gave the address of Western Union office here in case you need it.


Tel: (7 ) (095 ) 7777171

you will send me transfer info and I will get cash.
So please send the money by Western Union on my name to Moscow.
My address here is
Russia,Moscow ,Malysheva sreet,build 112 flat 26 .Tatiana (first name) Zhirebzowa(last name).
Kiss you many times ,I am tired today,you know it is hard enough to be in foreign city. So many different emotions .
I so much hope that you will help me
because it is only you can help me now,my friends are too poor to help and I don't know anybody here.Thank you in advance.
see you soon Tatiana!!!
Sorry my letter is not warm enough ,my head doesn't work well last days! I copied my passport, a travel agent advised me to do it, because moscow is very criminal city. I send you it because I want you to be sure that I am on the way to you!
Also here is a photo that I made yesterday, I hope you will like it!

Letter 6

Honey, I`m so dissapointed, I don`t know what to do.
I just called my parents and my father told me that I`m a silly girl because I didn`t know that I need to buy roundtrip tickets.
But they are anable to help me, because they don`t have such money.
I also asked my friends but their answer was "no". For russia it is a big sum of money. I was in travel agency and asked manager if it is possible to do something, but he told me that the only way for me is to find money and buy roundtrip tickets. I can`t stop crying because I had so many plans, I thought that we will meet and I will start a new life and now everything burned. I sold my gold year rings and it brought me just 75 dollars, but it is not enough. Honey, what should I do now?
I`m not a ganster or a mafia, I`m a usual girl which just want to be happy.
Pls answer me, I don`t know what to do. I`m waiting for your answer in internet cafe. I kiss you, Tatiana