Letter(s) from Anna Ivanova to Josh (USA)

Letter 1

Hi, dear Josh!!! Hello from Moscow again!
I have finally got access to my e-mail after long day and i'm so glad that i can write to you this letter. Of course i know "wind of change" also and like this song very much too.
Time and time again I feel I becoming closer to you even here still in my country I am with in my thoughts and in my dreams. Hope you think of me too. It will be so great to meet you in reality! I will be nervous a bit you know, but wit’s ok it’s just because I am a bit shy to tell you.
Everything is going as it should, as we planned. So here are the new details abut my coming. Yes,i will work as a babysitter.
The quickest plane will be 9th February, If everything is ok, for which I keep my figures crossed , I will arrive by this plane. Agency made international passport for me, i have scanned it for you.
Here is the information from the agency which they gave me:
“Info for Aleksandra Scherbakova"
"MYD-Tours",127254,Moscow, Goncharova st.,building 8,office 204. phones

(495)8342531 ,(495)83492532”

flight info: 9 Feb. 2008 (Sat.)

SU 105
Sheremetyevo (SVO),
Moscow, Russian Federation
2 11:10
Frankfurt Int'l
(FRA), Frankfurt, Germany
1 12:35
Non-stop / 320 18h21min N/A Yes
LH 446

Frankfurt Int'l (FRA),
Frankfurt, Germany
Terminal 1 13:25

Denver International (DEN), Denver,
Colorado, USA 15:20
Non-stop / 744 Yes Yes
United Airlines

UA 485
Denver International (DEN), Denver,
Colorado, USA 17:15
Int'l (GEG), Spokane, Washington, USA

Price: 1225.00 USD + Roundtrip tickets.Eco.class.

Please use our service.
Best regards. Travel Manager|Leonidov Semen.


You know in my dreams I thought a lot about our first meeting at the airport..
Don’t you think it will be just fantastically romantic?
Please please let me know if it’s possible.
Then I started to be afraid if you possibly wouldn’t recognize me..
but you can make a kind of a paper with big letters printed saying my name and surname so that I could see you easily.
It will be such a long trip and I will probably be tired and sleepy, but happy nevertheless.
In the agency,they told me I can pass my interview on visa and get it only when I pay for my trip, I didn't know about it.
I can receive my visa after I pay them whole cost, so they want to be sure I have roundtrip tickets so I'm not going to stay illegally over there. I think there rules are too strict...... Anyway....You know I had much money with me, but my flight from Tyumen to Moscow costed so much (about 550$) because it's so far from Moscow. Of course it is my fault because parents told me that I have to travel by train but I wanted to do everything faster so I took a plane.
Another bad thing yet that prices on airlines in this period became more expensive as they say. And i have paid much money to old lady for the room i rent. I couldn’t guess that everything costs so much and they didn't say anything.
They say they arranged my trip, passport,insurance ,visa, job orrers and all necessary documents ,but i should pay full cost of this servises myself. I have to pay them first and then they will complete all paper work and arrange me visa and give me tickets.
So if I really wish to come I must follow the rules. And the thing is that I really should buy my tickets otherwise my visa and my whole visit cannot happen. I cannot even imagine that I started changing my whole life and not when I am half way did that there is such challenge.
And I thought one thing, is it possible that you could borrow me some money to pay to the agency?
I can't live here too long because every day I have to spend some money for food and rent of room. Moscow is a Really expensive city. The cup of the tea costs about almost two dollars. I think it is not a great amount I ask and I am sure I will be able to return it back in a few weeks after I arrive.
I will earn some money and from the first salary I return it back to you.
People in the Agency they have told me that you may send it by Western Union.
It is quite easy to use they said. I have been to the bank and they gave me the information. All you need is my name, my surname and address to send me the money.

My full name is: ALEKSANDRA
My address here (where I rent a room)
127015,Russia,Moscow,st.Vyatskaya 4-6.

Once you do this, I'll be able to pick up the money at any local Western Union office in Moscow. We need to do it pretty fast, because we have no time till my interview, if everything is all right I will be on this airplane! To receive transfer i will need to know transfer info - MTCN (money transfer control number) and your full name.Quite easy I think. Please if it not too hard for you of course.

I have about 300 US dollars. Please try to send about 925 US dollars so I will be sure I have enough money for all my travel needs and flight. I know you will try to help me! I didnt wanted to ask it from you, i have called to my relatieves and everybody i know ,but nobody can send me this money, i just loosed all day today on searching money and decided to ask you about help.

I am in such anticipation you know, so eager to come! It would absolutely fantastic to meet with at the airport, you know just like in my dreams. I hope our relations will go on next level. I'm sure that things will be only better between us day after day. I can live with you if you like the idea or if you don’t, i will rent room in your city or live at family where i will work as a nanny. Just let me know,ok?
I am open to our relations.
You are a great man and I hope you will not live me alone in Moscow and help me!
Kiss you once again. And think about you.
We shall see each other very soon!
I so want to meet with week-end with you, it will be so romantic and very good start for our serious relationship
Yours Aleksandra