Letter(s) from Anastasia Polushina to Ed (USA)

Letter 1

Hello the my dear friend!
It is very pleasant for me, that you have answered my letter.
For you my letter to you, probably, was absolutely unexpected. And you very much were surprised, having received it?! But, if it is fair, for me it too the big unexpectedness. And to myself I am surprised, that has taken advantage of services of the Internet to get acquainted with the man. I am very happy, to see your letter and all ideas were mixed, at all I do not know from what and to start! The matter is that I for the first time have decided to try all to get acquainted through the Internet, till this moment, I never it did. One of my girlfriends, to be exact even fellow workers, has got acquainted on the Internet and has married the good person from Germany. Now there already more than two years live and is very happy. I very much frequently receive from it e-mail where she describes how there it is good it as her appreciate and respect on work, what at it the sensitive and loving husband. And in each letter she edifies me, that I too have tried to get acquainted with the man. Well I have tried. Has seen your structure, both you have very much liked me also I has decided to write to you. But if it is fair, did not hope at all that you will answer, moreover so is fast! Well now it would be desirable to tell about itself a little. My name is Yanina as I wrote to you to me 35 year, I the unmarried young girl. I live together with the parents and the younger sister. On a horoscope I the Fish, my birthday on March, 3, 1972. My growth approximately 5 ' 6, and weight of 54 kgs, my eyes are brown colors. Favourite my color is pink and on this I like flowers of a rose. I was born and have grown in remote places of Russia, in small provincial small town Lyskovo, the Nizhniy Novgorod area. It approximately in 120 kilometers from city of Nizhniy Novgorod. My city though also small, but very ancient, you even cannot imagine how old is he. For the first time about Lyskovo it has been mentioned in annals in 1410, but our local archeologists speak, that the city has appeared much earlier to what different excavation testify. And our city has received the name under the legend of legends, from the Bald mountain located not far with settlement, but still speak, that is possible, that the city the name has received on behalf of the Tatar khan Lyskovo, grasping ancient settlement. City our very beautiful, many ancient constructions of museums and historical places. In general the Nizhniy Novgorod ground is considered very ancient and sacred ground. At us here it is a lot of monasteries and temples which already it is a lot of many years. And people here live very kind. By a trade I the children's doctor the pediatrist, work in a children's polyclinic any more one year. I very much like my work, the truth earnings not so big, but sometimes at leisure it is possible to earn additionally. I do to private people massage in-home. Basically too to small children. Now many kiddies are born with different dislocations and jammings, and my work is claimed. Still I learn children from first days of a life to float in a bath. I hold them for a chin and in a month of such employment they already independently it is fine to keep on water. It too is separately paid, therefore for a life suffices. I very much love children and the trade. Probably, because me too always brought up in family of full love! My family, it is possible to tell, is a sample for imitation. Mum with the daddy very decent people, and on with the sister too always brought up in severity and respect. You are surprised, what I write to you from Russia?! Why I cannot find to myself here in Russia to myself good the man? But I shall answer you. Because my mum always spoke me search decent the man! Once I have fallen in love with one boy at school, in the tenth class, it was my first love. I so was happy and for a long time carried this feeling in myself, but have then decided to tell to it about all. And it has burst out laughing to me to face and has told about it to all boys and they began to scoff over me. It was the big trauma for me! Mum to me has told, that it is simple not the decent person. Then in institute I have fallen in love with the teacher, and it to me has told, that is married, that the family to throw does not gather, and has suggested me: give, as all to combine! Then one case in the bus still was, I went for work and one guy so for a long time at me looked, that I have thought, that I have liked it, and it wants to get acquainted with me closer. But when we have together left at a stop and all people have gone away, it began to pull out at me a handbag, and then in general has escaped. My mum was simply in a shock, and was more and more disappointed in our Russian men. Well last my guy with which at me were very serious attitudes in general appeared not decent and has finally broken my heart! Two years ago I went under the permit from work to have a rest in sanatorium near Nizhniy Novgorod, on « the Nizhniy Novgorod Sea » and there have got acquainted with one young man, at us attitudes were fastened, we met, the truth it lived in Nizhniy Novgorod, and I in Lyskovo. But it frequently came to us visitors, has got acquainted with my parents, has completely come in my life. And when my mum has hinted us about wedding, whether that we want to register our attitudes, it has laughed the matter off, has then left and gone. The whole month from him it was not audible any messages, I have decided to write to it the letter both there has soon arrived his wife and has told, that I have ceased to withdraw its husband from family, and that they have children. During that moment at me heart has broken, I thought, that I can not breathe and live any more. There was, that my married person beloved for a long time, is simple his wife worked in the other city and he had fine opportunity to twist novels on the party. And I at him, apparently, was also not one. Such nightmare to me should be gone through. But time probably treats all. Already has passed enough time, and I understand, that the life proceeds, but in Russian men was disappointed completely. If the drunkard it is necessary not the decent and mean person! So and to look at anybody it would not be desirable. And having given in on arrangements of my girlfriend, I have decided to look for the happiness. I do not know even that to you and to write, that from this it to turn out. But I want to tell, that I the person very serious, that for me all this seriously and under the truth. I the adult brought up girl and in any games I do not play I want to find present the man, is not dependent on age and from position in a society. For me it is not important poor or richer, that it loved the most expensive and respected me, and the everything else is possible to achieve together, there would be a health and love. And the more so it is not important for me at what edge of light it lives, I shall come tearing along to it from other continent, I shall find it at edge of the universe if I shall feel, that I am really necessary for it! To tell the truth, I never was in other countries, but I think, that for the present love in the world should not be what barrier. Perhaps, I am a little naive and till now I believe in fairy tales about love, but to someone carries, so let will carry also to me! Dear friend, I with impatience shall wait for your letter. Write to me about itself in detail, about the family, where do you live, whether there were you in other countries and what know about Russia?
What your country, what traditions at you?
Well, and I shall wait your answer! I send you the photo! Let to finish to me the letter.
Sincerely yours the best, true, new friend from Russia Yanina.

P.S.If you suddenly do not receive from me the letter all of you early write to me and I shall necessarily write you the letter.

Letter 2

Hello, my dear Ed!
How you? How are you doing? At me all still work, the house, family.
I am very glad to receive your letters, to learn all about you, about your country. I am very glad, that too it is interesting to you to communicate with me and to learn about me all secrets. Though in each woman should be though one unsolved secret. Otherwise it will be not interesting to communicate with such woman. Therefore my secret remain, only for me and I of her not to whom when I shall not tell. But you and so already about me know much. I promised you in the last letter that I shall tell about the hobby and about the family as we here live in Russia. I do not have any special hobby as I am fond very much of much, all depends on my mood, in this or that the moment of a life. I at all do not present the life without music. She takes the important and significant place in my life. I very much like to listen to classical music. I like Mozart, Beethoven's some symphonies, and his well-known « the Lunar sonata ». Vivaldi and his seasons simply demented me. I cannot tell, that I listen only to any certain music, she is pleasant to me in many directions if she is written talently enough. Speaking about pop music, at me too many favourite executors. Besides I repeat, very much frequently it happens so it is connected, that this or that song happens, is connected from any moments of my life. If to me it is bad and nasty on soul and I hear any song, she then will remind all time to me of this episode from a life and his mood. I like to listen Pugacheva, to Valeriya, Kuzmin and many to others about which you for certain even could not hear. From foreign executors, I prefer: Selin Dion and many others, now even and to not remember all. As to my hobby, whether I do not know it is possible it so to name, I since the childhood collect different rare marks. Not expensive certainly, but beautiful at me is present six albums. At me it is a lot of friends in different cities and they too frequently send me beautiful marks. Still I am engaged in the favourite indoor plants. I like to potter with them in the ground, to look after, water and all to a volume other. One more of my hobbies of weak places is a cinema! Cinema, cinema. Yes, many favourite films and actors, what even the whole letter will not suffice, that all to list, for example, such as Last dance, with Kurtom Russell, the Fair courtesan, Kingdom of heaven, Legends of autumn, Leon, Temptation, the Taxi and many other things. As if to TV and the TV so I almost do not see it. So it is borrowed on work and when I come from work already that good on the TV except for the report of news do not show. And to cinemas and theatres to go I like. To us for work there come distributors, and we with fellow workers sometimes do cultural - mass outputs in places of leisure. But it happens not frequently, now not as earlier and the prices of tickets, very much bite. Sometimes even to have to choose, descend in theatre, cinema or to buy to itself something from clothes. Yes now all is expensive. And how you concern to art of theatre and a cinema? How frequently go to cinema or theatre? And how at you affairs are with the prices for tickets? I heard, that abroad, foreigners very much love an opera. And you? About myself I cannot tell, that I love her. It is possible even to be expressed more precisely, I do not understand. To me to like, as wonderfully sing the arias talented singers, but special I in an opera did not notice game of actors, and director's finds. Except for my loved fate - operas « Yunona and Avos » directed by Moscow theatre " Lenkom ". There actors play, so to them start to empathize all heart and soul. You overlook about all problems and you start to live problems of the main heroes, their unfortunate love. You sometime heard about this product? If yes, write to me the impressions, there can be only on me she has made such space influence. Great tragedy, love of the man and the woman, they like each other, but should leave for ever. I am pleasant to be taken a detached view of it, to empathize them, itself to go through such I more in the life I do not want. I spoke you already, but really the tragedy in my life could learn much me. Now I concern to men much more closely, for me all this is very serious. Well, something I again about sad. And in fact above all I adore comedies. Knowingly clever people speak, that the laughter prolongs a life. And not minutes, and the whole years. To laugh - means to live!!! What at you a favourite comedy? At us in Russia very long time, directors were not able to remove at all a comedy, but such remarkable director Gajdaj has then appeared. All at once has changed. It has removed the whole series of films. Not simply films, and amazing comedies. Comedies in general are considered as family films, and we too as all usual people love houses all family to settle down on a sofa and to laugh loudly with all the heart, above any comedy. In general our family very amicable. All of us time together, all the friend about the friend everyone know also all are very happy. Parents are happy, that they have we with the sister, and we are happy, that we have mum and the daddy, moreover such remarkable people. Yes Ed, I have told about the family, that some days as I am familiar with such remarkable person, you. That we have got acquainted on the Internet and now we are copied. They have very validly considered my choice and are glad for our dialogue and friendship. They transfer you greetings. Parents at me very good people and for them the most important happiness, this happiness of their children. It would be desirable you so many to tell about them. But, apparently, that for these some letters I already well know you. And as though we are familiar already whole life. You have somehow come smoothly in my life and steel very native and the close friend. In mine the family can carry out all holidays together. And how at you? We together meet New year, Christmas, birthdays, and also all religious holidays, as our family very much believing we mark Easter, the Christening, the Pancake week. And mum even observes all posts. I too sometimes adhere to her, but I suffice not on for a long time. Though it is very useful for an organism, doctors when the organism has a rest from abundance of meat food speak. A post it at us when between church holidays people abstain from the certain meal, and in the most strict post in general eat nothing except for water and bread. And so in a diet peep enter: a fish, greens, juices, a potato, fig. Generally I very much like is tasty to have a meal and for me it is always very difficult to refuse in such days delicacies, but the figure comes in the full order so any diets do not go at all in comparisons. But when posts come to an end, there come holidays, at us in the house the present feast begins. We with mum and with the sister prepare a lot of tasty, we invite in the house of visitors and then for a long time we eat all that were going the hands. At us many traditional Russian dishes about which you probably also did not hear even. For example, on a holiday of Easter, in each orthodox family it is accepted to bakee easter cakes and to submit them on a table together with chicken eggs of red color which we to paint in onions feathers. And visitors who come in the house, should bring with themselves the eggs, exchange them and tell the Christ has revived, and we answer them in true has revived. Such interesting custom exists in Russia any more one century on end. And with the sister great gift of preparation has got to us on true peep by right of succession from the parents. All remarkable recipes are transferred in our family from generation in generations. Both on mother's, and on a father's line. And from all products I prefer to potter with meat most of all. To tell the truth, for some reason it is considered to be, that men always should potter with meat only, but I with it categorically disagree. At me too not badly it turns out to conjure with kitchen with preparation of meat dishes. Most of all I like to improvise. One of my most tasty viands is a dish with the interesting name, the truth, I do not know, how it it is possible to translate into the English language. It refers to the Smoke Lya Mo, it when in a deep frying pan meat, an onions, a potato, carrots are stacked by layers and all this is extinguished under the big leaves of cabbage. It is adored by all my family. As it is pleasant furnace to me is carried with the test and something: cakes, cakes, cookies, brushwood, pies and the everything else, that only it is possible to make of the test. All it I indulge myself, the friends and familiar. In general I like to prepare for everything if only there were products, and the everything else is not difficult. Who really likes is carried on kitchen at a plate, that will always please surrounding with the magic food. As I, for example! It can is not absolutely modest, but it is the truth! And if you were now a number, I with pleasure would feed you with something tasty. Well so to you with all has painted, that itself awfully it wanted to eat. And anything except for an apple in a handbag at me is not present. So I shall be content with an apple and to represent an our supper with a heap of meal at candles! Yes, I know, that I am romantic and with it that you will not do! And in general already it is time to run. On it I say good bye to you. I ask you answer all my questions, it is very important for me.
See you soon, all good Yanina!

Letter 3

Hello my Ed!
How at you an affair? How do you feel?
At me all is fine! Many thanks for your answer to my last letter, it is very wonderful that we write each other. I read your letters with the great pleasure and all I learn you closer. What you the man, and each time I am admired that you such remarkable, clever, good and decent person! I very much would like you the person will ask what you or you are more exact to what type of people concern? I for example the choleric person, the optimist and during too time the realist. I shall tell to you about the hobbies. And from you I would like to learn mutually too about your hobby, about a free time and where you carry out it? About your friends? How you concern to alcoholic drinks? (For me it is possible to tell a sick theme, as well as most part of women in our country) And about all trifles of your life. Really all it is interesting to me. And about itself, I very much borrowed the person, at me is a lot of work every day in the polyclinic, on the site. As each children's doctor the pediatrist has the site. That is, some streets, the certain area of city in which observes of all children living there. And consequently, except for daily reception of sick children in a polyclinic, I go on calls to patients on apartments. Well and at leisure, if those appears I try to lead it on the nature. I adore a camping! For me fresh air and the nature, it is not dependent on a season a pledge of my health and beauty. Also I go in for sports, well it cannot be named sports because all this at a level of an amateur kind passes, well it is possible to tell, easy fitness. I go to a sports hall where above soul there is a trainer and forces to do exercises. After a sports hall I go to pool and there I relax. I specially choose evening time, after work that it was possible will be weakened, then to come home and to fail in bed. It is the present diet and care of the appearance. That to me it is not indifferent. In fact I the woman young beautiful and I want to look always well. Earlier still ran in the mornings on a playground, but already is not present. But it happens, on the days off, with the sister or girlfriends I go to go skating on a skating rink, in an ice palace. And you are able to skate? For me it is the whole holiday if I have lead to the days off in Ice on skates, moreover in a circle of the best friends. Me to pull out, then from ice it happens very difficultly, I go for a drive for two hours and of anything I do not think. To tell the truth, it is necessary to tell, that then legs awfully get tired, but pleasure above all. I, was possible to tell, I turn out even very sports person, in any sort. At me so many favourite kinds of sports. But, probably, figure skating for me the most favourite. I always try to watch on TV, all championships, all Olympic games, with participation of our Russian sportsmen. They at us good fellows also are many talented guys for whom we with mum and with the sister experience all soul. I heard about a golf and the American football but when did not see that it actually much. Except for the American films where for a moment showed how Americans play a golf and that it at you one of favourite games. And that such the American football, I even cannot imagine. I very much would like to learn, that this such actually. Tell to me! And what at you favourite and not favourite kinds of sports? Whether you observe from the party, on the TV of sportsmen of this or that kind of sports. Or like to be present and alive to observe for an event in stadium or at other places. I, for example, look in the days off, for sportsmen figure skaters, and at us on work, little girls go on hockey and I too sometimes go with them for the company. But for me it is a severe kind of sports. Players go for a drive on the big speed and can run into somebody or fall or even worse beat out a washer or a stick a teeth. That happens enough frequently. Therefore I not so like to be present at this show. But not looking on all this this man's game the spirit grasps. Once I was on a field where a car racing were carried out. I have been shocked. I also did not think, that appears so is healthy to look behind race when machines are born with huge speed. I have thought of this moment as it is a pity, that I am not able to drive the machine and I do not have driving licence. I like machines and motorcycles. And especially old models of machines which have been restored and are in an excellent condition. Most of all I like foreign cars, especially German models, but in our small small town very few such machines. They are only at very rich people. But in the big cities such as Nizhniy Novgorod, Moscow and other them is a lot of. And what machines like you? Whether you are able to drive the machine? I shall finish the letter. At me today it is a lot of work and it is time to me to run. I shall wait very much your letter. In the following letter I shall write to you about the hobby and about that as we carry out the free time together with friends and family. I say good bye to you. I put a picture of me both my girlfriend and the fellow worker and its name Alena.
Your true friend Yanina!