Letter(s) from Tatyana Zolotova to Matthew (USA)

Letter 1

Hello friend, MATTHEW!

I am very glad that you have become interested in me. I was not sure that you would write. Thank you that you found time for the answer. I think that you have many questions for me.I will try to tell you everything about me. I hope that you will tell me about yourself too.

I don't know what to tell you about myself at the beginning, but I hope that you will understand me. OK I will try to begin. My name is Olga. Probably you will be very much afflicted when you find out that I live not in your country. I live in Russia! But I very much hope that it does not frighten you, because I the same lady like many other ladies living in the different countries. I the same person with heart and soul. I live in small city Yoshkar-Ola. I began to get education in the secondary comprehensive school. After I finished it I entered the medical college. I finished it with excellent results and entered Medical University. At present I work in a small Dental polyclinic. I work as a dentist. We have a little collective, but very friendly.

MATTHEW, I shall have an opportunity to send you letters only from Monday till Friday, because I haven't got a computer at home. I use a computer at my work. On work I can use a computer almost freely. So it is more convenient for me to write you from my work. Though it too depends not from me. With a computer works another employee. I have not bad relations with her, but she can give me a computer only when she has a free time. But still i can go in the internet of cafe and there to send you the letters. My new friend, answer my questions, if you can: 1. Do you like your job? 2. What is your favourite film? 3. What kind of music do you like? 4. Have you ever had a friend from the other country?(the friend on correspondence). I thank you for your answers beforehand. My new friend, you may not answer these questions if you don't want. In my next letter I shall necessarily answer other your questions. I will tell to you what music and what cinema I like. I send you my picture. I hope to you it is pleasant. I will waiting for your letter with impatience.


Letter 2

Good day, my sweety! :-)

Why you to me that you do not answer? I very much waited for your answer, and you do not answer me! Why? With you something happens or you specially do not answer me? Answer me! Write to me what weather at you? Whether it is cold at you or warmly? At us the snow lays. Soon winter! :-) But weather warm. It very much pleases me! You love winter? You love a cold? So I shall wait from you for the answer. I hope you will deign to answer me?!

With love, Olga

Letter 3

Good day, my sun!

How are you? How your health? How mood in the last some days to which you did not write to me?! I think, what you it was bad?! Time you to me that did not write!? It so or not? Write to me. I shall wait very much from you for the letter. Write to me soon, Ok? Bye


Letter 4

Hi MATTHEW! How your day? I hope you are glad to receive my letter because when I have received your letter I really was delighted. Many thanks. Do you want to know how I will write to you my letters? I write to you letters during all my working day by small parts - in those short time intervals when the computer will not be occupied. I work in children's branch. If you want, I can tell to you about my work. Only tell.

Oh! I promised you to tell what music I like. Now I have some free minutes and with pleasure will spend this time to tell to you about my interests. I like various music. All depends on mood. I like to listen classical music. I like Dunaevski And Chajkovsky. I like to listen simply instrumental music. Such music allows to relax and have a rest. Under such music I like to think. I like to listen to guitar masterpieces of Joe Satriani. I very much like group Dire Straits. I like Pink Floyd. They are not similar to anybody. It is great group. I like Madonna, Robbie Williams and George Michael and many others. In America many great musicians. I like many Russian musicians. For example Philip Kirkorov, Valeria or groups: Chaif, Splin. But you likely do not know them. I very much like cinema. In Russia create few good films. I like works of such directors as Tarkovsky, Konchalovsky, Mikhalkov. My favourite movies - Siberian Barber and Tired by the Sun. It's masterpieces of the Russian cinema. The American movies in Russia use huge popularity. The American movies is considered the greatest. I very much like the American movies and I like many American actors. For example: Gladiator, Brave Heart. Mel Gibson - good actor. I like films- The Sixth Sense, the Rainman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Gone with the Wind, Magnificent Seven, the Godfather, Groundhog day, The Scent of a Woman. My favourite actors - Bruce Willis, Al Pacino, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey.

What else to tell about me? MATTHEW, I never was married and I haven't children. I am lonely and the reason of my loneliness not only in me. However, I do not know if it interestingly for you. I live honestly, and it brings pleasure to me. I am optimist and I like to smile, because a smile - mirror of soul. For happiness is not required many things. Likely the main thing that does not suffice me now is love. People without love cannot be happy. But when near there is a close person whom you love, life becomes fine irrespective of where you live and what you have. But the loneliness fills a life with sadness. But I do not want to speak about sadness anymore.

I have some girlfriends, only one best girlfriend. Her name Elena. We are friends 23 years. She the true friend and always helps me, as well as I help her. She has very kind heart. For the sake of our friendship we can return all what we have. I am very glad that I have such girlfriend. Such friends as she - the big rarity. I and my girlfriend Elena became girlfriends because we lived in the nearby houses and also together went to school. I rent flat. There is a one room, kitchen and bathroom. I understand that this is a little flat but I feel convenient in it. And it is not far from my work. It takes me 20 minutes to get to the policlinic. I often walk to my work when I am not late and the weather is good. Sometimes I get to the policlinic by bus. But I don't like it becauese the buses are always full and it is not convenient to stand there.

Whether I can to you, MATTHEW some questions?! You have the big family? Is the nationality of a person important to you if you are to care for them? If you do not want, you may do not answer my questions. I don't have such prejudices. the nationality is not important for me. I don't look at eyes, colour of the skin. And I don't think where a person was born. I want to find a man with kind heart. I love kindness and I hate a rage. For me the most important in a man - honesty and kindness. Without it is impossible to create the world of harmony and love. Roughness destroys love. I am ready to give all my love to a man who also is ready to give me his love. I think that in any relations the main thing - mutual respect and mutual understanding. I think it not so much. The rest is not important for me. Kindness. Honesty. Respect. I am glad that I have an opportunity to write to you and I am glad that you write to me. And at present it really causes a smile on my face.

I hope to receive your letter soon. Sincerely and with the best regards. Olga

p.s. MATTHEW, you can send me your picture? I very much want to see you! :-)

Letter 5

Good day, MATTHEW!

Today I had so much work that I was afraid that I wouldn't have time to get your letter. And I have to say that this frightened me. But now I have found free time and very glad. Thank you for your kind letter. Today my colleges have good mood because today all our collective goes to the circle. This is a Moscow Zoo which has come to for a week. This is great news because The Moscow Zoo Is the biggest zoo in the country. So everybody discuss only this news. Everybody wants to visit the ZOO because the tour will last only for several days. I like animals very much and I have never seen Moscow Zoo. I have never seen alive tigers and bears. Have you ever seen a tiger or a bear? The biggest animal I saw in my life is a horse. I like horses very much and think that these are the most beautiful animals on the planet.

I liked yours picture which you have sent me. You on them such nice. Thanks you for picture. I with impatience shall wait from you still pictures.

All right, I shall tell still to you a little about myself. I really like cooking. I know that I do it well, because I started cooking from childhood. My mother taught me many things including cooking. She said: "Lady who can cook well don't have disadvantages and demerits, because tasty food is a way to the man's heart". :-) May be she is right. I like Russian dishes and my favourite dish is pancakes. I am not sure if you know such dish. This is a Russian national dish. The pancake is round thin bread. It is possible to eat it with a stuffing and without. For a stuffing we use meat forcemeat, cottage cheese or jam. It depends on what pancakes you want. What dishes do you prefer MATTHEW?

I don't know if I told you about my father. It is unpleasant for me but I have to tell you about it. I have never seen him. My mother told me that he had left us when I was very little. That's why I don't remember him. I have never asked my mother about him. And she didn't tell me. To tell the truth I don't want to know where he is and what he is now. I have a question for you. Are there many divorces in you country? In Russia it is a very frequent thing. Many men in Russia are alcoholics and that's why women can't live with them further. My mother didn't married anymore and that's why I don't have brother or sister. I very much love children. Children our future. They raise mood. If I will have children I will love them more than life. I never thought of how many children I want to have. Such decision is necessary accepting together with a man which becomes the father of these children. For me it is not important where to live, Russia, America or other country. It not the main thing. The main thing that there was a love. The main thing - together with the beloved.

Dear MATTHEW, I very much would want to speak by with you to phone. It would be pleasant for me to hear your voice, but unfortunately I have no phone. Leave to me the full phone number, together with number of a code of the country and I shall necessarily call you from somewhere.

It is very a pity MATTHEW, but on it I shall finish the letter and I shall be with impatience to wait for your letter!

Your Olga

Letter 6

Good day my friend!

I write to you to congratulate you Happy New Year! I wish to wish you that coming year was much better, than this! I wish good luck much, a strong health, it is a lot of success, it is more than money! This year will be year of the Pig so I think the whole year we we shall not be hungry. There will be a lot of meat!!! :-))) I wish to celebrate him with family, or with friends!!! The first seconds, minutes of the first day of New Year are necessary for meeting with family. Unfortunately I do not have family and consequently I shall meet him with friends! :-) To well you to have fun. I hope that we on former shall communicate with you!? I cannot write to you some days. I so shall write to you as I will have an opportunity. HAPPY NEW YEAR! :-) HO, HO, HO, :-)))

Letter 7

Good evening, my dear!

How are you? Why you do not write to me? Why you do not answer me? I wait for your letter, I wait for your answer, but you to me that you do not write!!! Than it is connected? Why you do not wish to answer me? You do not have desire to write to me or you have other girl? To whom do you write still, except for me? If you do not wish to write to me and write to me it! I shall understand it, that you do not wish to communicate with the girl from Russia. It will be much better, than you will be simply silent and to not answer me. I hope for your sincere answer. I shall wait for your LONG-AWAITED answer!

Yours Olga

Letter 8

Hi my dear far friend! How are you?
In Russia there was a holiday. It was on January, 19th, Day of the Christening. First time when there was a Christening in Ancient Russia was in 988 year, at Prince Vladimir and his wife Olga. You know such Prince in Ancient Russia?! :-) And now, since that moment we every year this day celebrate the Orthodox Christening. In churches and temples priests do sacred water and then behind this water people of all city come. It is a lot of this water. It name to Sacred Water. If you trust in the God and when to you it is bad you should drink some this water and then to you it becomes better! :-) At night, with 18 for January, 19th, people went to the river to bathe. Water very cold, the river has frozen, it is covered by an ice. But the ice-hole has been made and people were dipped into this ice-hole. Water becoming cold, but it is completely safe, because it Is Sacred Water. This water washes off all sins, which people have collected for a year or more! :-) We baked pies, and to call friends on a visit! :-) Here and so to Russia spend this holiday! :-) And what is your belief and how you celebrate that holiday? I shall wait for your answer. It will be very interesting to me to learn it! :-) Do not vanish!!! Yours Olga

Letter 9

Good morning, my sweet boy! ;-)

Why you do not write to me? I as usually wait for your letter, but this has not occured! Probably you think, that I from other country, that between us the big distance, but I the same usual person as well as everything, and the distance can be overcome. I have a heart and soul. I can feel, I can love, I can experience and worry. Really to you it to understand!? Understand you it please. I wish to find well man, the man of the dream. I think, what you too wish to find to yourself the worthy wife but how we shall make it if you do not answer me?! That dialogue which there is between us it very little, it is necessary to communicate more, necessary to communicate every day. You have an opportunity to write to me every day?

Sometimes I think, that probably my destiny does not want that we communicated with you, but everyone creates the destiny the hands! I try to create it, but without your help I cannot make it! If you will not write to me, at us with you that it will not turn out. I think, that you do not wish to write to me! Answer me please it. Answer my question: YOU WISH TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, YOU WILL WRITE TO ME? Answer me only the truth. I hope for your sincere answer. Yours Olga

Letter 10




Letter 11

Hi, my dear friend Matthew! I hope you not against if I say so. Thank you for your letter. From day to day I feel more necessity to get your letter. My mood has become better again when I have got your letter. I should say that when I have good mood my patients cry less :-). So healthy smiles of our children now depend on your letters. :-) I told you about my visiting Zoo and I want to tell you about it. My colleges and I were very surprised that there were so many different animals. But the most excitement was caused by the moment when we saw an elephant. This was a very big animal. Also we liked a tiger. It lied in the hutch and looked at us tenderly. but I know that this is a very strong and dangerous animal. I saw a camel. Oh, have you seen it? This is a very proud animal? I was impressed by his constant tranquility. We walked in the Zoo for long and got hot. Therefore we with the girlfriend ate much ice-cream, and drank cool Coca-cola. I very much love Coca-cola! After Zoo we have together come back home, we were cheerful and pleased.

Matthew, by the way, when I came to work today my mood was bad, because my girl-friend fell ill and now she is in the hospital. :-( The saddest thing is that she has birthday today. She is 28 years old today. Unfortunately she will spend her birthday in the hospital. But have already talked with the doctor and I will be allowed to spend the evening in the her chamber. In the evening I will bake a cake, buy balloons and go to the hospital. I want very much that she have good mood on her birthday. This my best friend. By the way, she works with me in the polyclinic. As matter of fact I have only two real friends - Elena and Veronica. Elena is that lady who is in the hospital. Veronica has left to the north for three months. Her grandmother lives there. My friends are not married too. We are friends for 18 years already. Elena and I are like sisters. Elena and I like to walk. Usually we walk in the park. But also we like to spend time in Elena vegetable garden. She lives in an old wooden house. I don't know if you have seen such houses. This are the houses which were built before the second world war, in the fortieth years. These are very old houses which don't have bath and running water. So people have to take water outside in the well or in a pit. In modern world such conditions seem very terrible, but this is really so. We like to spend time in Elena vegetable garden. There she grows potato, tomatos and cucumbers not to buy them in the market, because it is expensive!

Still, I like Yoshkar-Ola. Many people know each other. We have little buildings - maximum 16 floors. Veronica says that she wants to live in a big city. I don't know where it is better. Big city is a big traffic, fast rhythm of life, garlands of fires, lightning shop windows, high buildings, fountains, cinemas, parks, attractions, theatres. It is wonderful, of course I like it. But our small city is a fresh air, a lot of trees and birds, silent and comfort no hubris and vanity inherent for big cities. We have a lot of small and large lakes and rivers. The places are very beautiful. If there were no criminal the place could be considered as a paradise. But alas, the criminal in small cities, as well as in the big cities is an integral part our life. Unfortunately criminal in Russia is situated on a very high level. But I don't want to tell about sad things. I have to finish my letter. I don't want but I have to. Today when I will come to Elena we will speak about you. She likes to ask about you and I like to tell her. I wanted to ask you what makes you happy Matthew? Now I am happy to get your letters. I am also happy that I have friends. I think thank you are my friend too.

Sincerely yours and with best wishes. Olga

Letter 12

I am in a SHOCK!!! From you again is not present what e-mail! You disappoint me! I thought, that you responsible the man, and there is it not so!? With what your silence is connected? Well why you that do not answer? To me becomes worse and it is very bad, from that that I do not know why you do not write to me! I at all do not know that I have made such to you, that you do not write to me now!? To Me it will be much better if you will answer me to it. If I have offended you I am sorry. But only answer me. Please!

Letter 13

Hi MATTHEW, again. I began writing the letter in the morning. Now it is 2 p.m. already. Can you imagine? I have just cured a little boy's teeth. I asked him: What do you dream about? He answered that he dreams to become a grownup because grownups don't have problems with teeth. It was so funny. I often remember childhood. I always dreamed to become a grown up as soon as possible. As every child I completely believed that grownups don't have problems at all. I dreamt in the childhood and I dream now. Of course, the world of dreams is an illusive world. We live in a real life, so we can't to sink into the world of dreams and phantasies for long. When a dream becomes obsession, it can bring only pain and disappointment. Practically dreams do not always realize. It happens that you use all power, all aspiration to make the dream come true. But as much you try, not all in this life depend on us. When the dream for a long time does not come true, as though you did not try, dream ceases to be that star, which was for you lighthouse in ocean of the life, which illuminated your way. But anyway, I think that it is impossible to live without dreames and hopes. When there is a dream, the life is filled with sense. The dreams are those things that do us people that distinguishes us from the whole rest alive world. The dreams contribute variety in ordinary and grey life. The dreams force to think, analyse, choose and come to a conclusion. The Faith and Hope - an eternal satellites of our lifes. And regardless of what waits you at the end, joy of the victories and subordinated tops we remember better, than disappointment and pain of the defeats. MATTHEW, you agree with me? I am surprised that I write you all this. I have never had a person, with whom I could share my thoughts. But now I have found you, and I am very glad. Forgive me for my frankness. If I said something superfluous forgive me please. Do you like when your friends come to your home? I like very much when my friends come at my place. I like to cook and that's why I regale them different tasty dishes. Elena is a good cooker too and she often helps me. We often cook different dishes and regale each other. I also like to watch films with my friends at my place. It is a pity I don't have VHS or DVD players. But in Yoshkar-Ola we have 8 TV channels and sometimes go to movie. Our flats are very bad equiped for live. I even don't have telephone. In Yoshkar-Ola few families have home telephones. I know that it sounds wildly, but you have to understand that Russia began to develope several tears ago.

Thanks for these photos. It is very interesting to me to look them!:-)

MATTHEW, I told you that I visited Elena in hospital. I was there for two hours and Elena was very happy that I would spend her birthday with her. She told me that may be she wouldn't be in the hospital for long. She has not complicated inflammation of the throat. I brought Elene a chocolate cake, flowers and balloons. These balloons are one colour, blue - this is my favourite colour. And I hope that Elena like it too. And do you like blue colour? Elena and I spoke about you. I said that you are a very good man. Elena told me and wished good luck in my relations with you. I like usually Russian foodstuffs - pel'menis, soups, and pancakes. But I also love the Chinese foodstuffs and cuisine of the Russian Georgia. And I very much would like to try yours hamburger.

I will wait for your letter with impatience. Olga

Letter 14

Hi my friend, MATTHEW! I am very glad that you have written. Many thanks. You have again raised my mood and have placed a happy smile on my face. By the way MATTHEW, today I went to job being absolutely confident that you write to me today. Earlier I always went with an thought that you probably yet have not written, but today for the first time I went with an thought that your letter waits for me already Elena is a doctor as me. We work together. I a dentist and she an assistant of the dentist. But Elena is not my assistant, she helps other dentist. Today I will go to her in hospital once again. I hope that soon Elena will be healthy and we will be happy to meet in our polyclinic.

I like to cook and to wash cloths but sometimes I would like to receive simple caress, love and attention. I don't want to offend all the men. Of course there are good men in Russia, but there are few of them. Men frequently speak dirty words (not normative lexicon) when speak with lady and consider that in it there is nothing bad. I had boyfriend. We had good time together. He was kind. But he liked to drink. When he got drunk he became an absolutely other person. He talked with me with bad and dirty words. The time passed and his love to alcohol became a habit. He became another person - rude and evil. Has taken a great interest in beating me, frequently struck and knocked me by hands 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 have left 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 but get in lieu thereof the roughness. If you have disagreements with lady, you can apply roughness?

But I don't want to finish the letter with not good words. So, MATTHEW I will tell you about Elena. Soon she will recover. Elena feels good and sais hello to you. I hope that soon she will be at home and returns to the work. I feel lonely without her. We spent good time during the dinner in the policlinic canteen. The love does not submit to any laws and rules. Many consider that to understand true love, years are necessary. But so frequently people spend years to study each other, to understand that are created to each other, try to understand love it whether or not. Years will pass, life will pass, and people understand that they were mistaken. But at the same time so frequently is enough one glance to understand that this person - destiny. I think and I am sure that the love does not happen identical. For love really there are no laws, barrier, rules and textbooks. I feel, that with each letter you become closer, we search for the same things in the person, but at the same time I should be sure in my feelings to you as will prompt me heart. In ours of the recipe we also use tablespoon and teaspoon measurements, therefore you can not worry about it. After reception of your letters children also are happy because I am happy. And they have healthy smiles.

I shall wait, to miss, kiss!!! Your Olga!

Letter 15

hello my charm
how are you? how you helth?how you weather in you city?weather very cold in my city.some days in my city a frosty wind,malicious snowstorm and a blizzard.such weather already for a long time was not.it is posible to tell that i have missed.still i have missd under yuor letters. now I know why so coldly because you have forgotten me and dont wish to write to me! it is truth? if you dont wish to communicate with me and write to me.even if your computer has been broken, you could go to the inet-cafe and from there to write to me,but you didnt do this! from all it i can draw conclusions,that i am not interesting to you... also you dont wish to communicate with me.if you will not answer me after that.... i shall understand you, and it is more when i shall not answer you.i shall leave you alone. a choice for you...

Letter 16

Hi, my far, but dear friend MATTHEW. Many thanks for your letter. It was the long-awaited letter. I am really madly glad to receive your letter. I am really glad that I have found you. I should tell to you that I have ocean of emotions and sensations which I had no in my heart before. And on this, my reason and my heart say me that I should answer by sincerity your constant sincerity. My heart and my reason says me that I should tell what I feel now because it is a part of our friendship and I should share it with you. I should tell that it was required all the day 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 me that saying something wrong may do that. I normally speak directly from my 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, which 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 feel and understand. I believe in God, and I believe that I have been put through trials to prepare me for meeting a man with whom I will spend the rest of my life loving, to better appreciate him, respect him and cherish the love, that he would give; only asking that I return the same. I hope that my words and letters are not boring to you, but they are much more than mere words, they are my thoughts and feelings, and I send them out to you. I very much desire that you find it in your heart and are comfortable with sharing your personal feelings with me, I wish to know you on a more intimate level, I would like you to share your dreams, your hopes, your feelings of the heart with me, I truly wish to connect with you on a level that goes way beyond mere friendship. Please do not think me foolish for thinking these things, I believe that in order for anything to succeed, you have to be honest, and that is what I am 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 really believe that dreams do come true for people which dare to believe in dreams, because if they believe in them hard enough, dreams could become in 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 enamored 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. MATTHEW, when I speak of you and I think of you, it does not matter for me what anyone else thinks. I want to tell that you are very beautiful for me. I mean, I find that you are not only attractive as a man, I also speak of the beauty that is within you, beauty of your internal world, and alas, this particular type of beauty is very special and rare. Most men have only appearances, but not have beauty inside, and this is where true beauty is. This, is that for me is the most important and significant in all limits of my character, my soul and my consciousness. Your words spoken to me with so much kindness and care, they express the beauty within you. I think that you are truly handsome, the essence of what beauty should be, and there is nothing that anyone could say to me that would compel to change my mind even a little bit. I want to reduce essence of all my letter only to one thought. I do not know if I could clearly explain all my thoughts and feelings, which overflow me now, or not. I want to tell that I feel, we become very good friends and I really enjoy our friendship. I aspire to learn you more and I dare to hope that you suppose a thought that our relations can develop more than it enough for simple friendship. It is that way which I feel. As always I hope that my letter finds you in good health and spirits, and I hope that every yours wish you have comes true one day.

Excuse me for that letter. Simply I have checked up mail and I did not have any new letter! I have solved, that you are not going to answer me, here and have written to you such letter. Probably simply your letter is not has reached me, and today I received him. Probably it was late on the Internet. Sorry... :-(

Thanks for the photo sent to me. It very much liked to me to receive new photos from you . On given you look very courageously.

Today I have happy news. Elena has recovered and now she already at home. Elena came to me at the work to see and please me. She said that soon she will work. I was happy that soon I will be able to see Elena more often. I told her that I worked at mobile car. Elena was upset that she didn't help me. But I said that we worked little, because l ittle people complained of teeths. We visitted only one village. Villages it is small settlements in some tens houses, they are everywhere around of the big cities. It approximately on distance 10-20 miles. We visit villages every week and when we leave, we agree when to arrive next time. In Russia it is a lot of orphanages because young and inexperienced women give birth to children and then understand, that have no means of subsistence, therefore throw children in the street or hand over in orphanages. In our city is present 2 orphanages. Father refuses the child and his mother, therefore mother one is not capable to bring up the child. Frequently children appear in orphanages, because their parents alcoholics.

MATTHEW, 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. With tenderness, Olga.

Letter 17

Hi my bright star! :-)
I hope you be in good mood!
I wish to congratulate you on the Valentine Day! It is the finest and hottest day in a year. Day when all enamoured are pleased to that they have a favourite person! I wish you to lead this day perfectly. Especially romantically. To me it is a little insulting, that I shall be this day one, and I would like to be near to you. Probably, that next year on this holiday we shall be together with you!? ;-) Very much for it I hope!

My lovely! To my greatest disappointment my time has expired! :-(
And I should finish this letter! My heart has fallen before you!!!!! And you its owner!!!
Bye-Bye my dear!!! I expect your letter as the frozen ground waits for arrival of spring!
Yours Olga!

Letter 18

Hello my dear!!!

I miss under your letters!!! You to me again that you do not write!!! In what the reason for it?

Ideas on you didn't let off my head and with boredom on you I have written for you a poem.
I hope she to you it will be clear?!

I should think of you!
You one hammer my ideas
They as in weightlessness have hung
Illusions to a full head.
Also it seems that I go mad,
What is heart will soon become torn
All because beside is not present you!

I should think of you!
To me to not appease my imagination
And in a mirror I see reflection,
Where you call a hand me to yourself
I at the very same time wish you to embrace
But only it is necessary to touch mirrors
You at once disappear, and to not return
Alas it is not fated to you back...

I should think of you!
In fact you my energy and force
And that the destiny happiness has presented us,
As much as possible think of me!!!!

Every night think about you as if a meteoric shower, fall and burn down in darkness, leaving only a burning trace long also griefs... To me to not drive away melancholy... She a small moth flies as soon as the twilight goes down and not noticeably sits down on my shoulder, gradually turning in the big sad bird shrouding me with the wings...

Don't disappear!!! To me without you it is lonely.... and write me back!!!

With love, yours Olga