Letter(s) from Marina Pericowa to Randall (USA)

Letter 1

Good morning, my real name is Tatiana and I'm from match.com
I hope you remember I winked at your profile and you answered, then I sent you a message with my direct e-mail address and I received your message into my personal address. It seems you are interested in knowing me, it's pleasant for me. I tried to send you e-mail a few days ago but I could not and I hope you will get this message. I am sending you a recent picture of myself and if you are still interested in knowing me please let me know. I am not sure about your real name, please tell me what is your real name? Do you use nicknames? I am not.
Hope to hear from you soon. If you really want to know more about me I will write you after your response and send you another pictures. I would like to see your recent pictures also!

Letter 2

I am sorry for delay. I have been out of computer access.
What area are you from and what is your full name? I told you I am Tatiana and friends call me Tatiana or Tania. I hope we'll be friends anyway. I'm new member on dating so I even don't know what things I need to tell you.

I am 30, single, never married, no children.
My height is 5 ft 5 in (172 cm) weight is 119 lbs (54 kg). I have brown eyes and brown hair. I don't smoke. I drink occasionally red wine or champagne.
I keep active life, like sport and outdoors. I have some hobbies such as reading and listening to music. I like cookery and knitting also. I love animals and children. As for my personality, I am calm and loyal, enough emotional and sensible. I am a Christian but not a fanatic believer. I attend church seldom. I'd like to meet good man with kind soul and great sense of humor. I am family oriented person and my goal is to make happy family. I need support and understanding in my life.

Decent, honest and caring are the things I am looking for. I am ready to become the fond and tender wife, good friend and partner. I am serious about my intentions and I am not going to play any games. Anyway I'm open for friendship and for dates also cause I'm single.

I moving to the states and it will be approximately after a month. That's why the location in my profile is U.S. I contacted you because the one of possible variations is my moving to your location. The employer affords the apartment for my living. I need to choose the location before moving and I like your profile so let's know better each other. Please tell me a little about your city and your living. I want to know name of your town exactly and zip code because I don't want to waste your and my time. I am not interested in penpal, I am looking for real meeting. Hope you understand.

I want you to know I am from Russia and I'm in Russia currently. Small settlement called Chistoborsk is place of my living where I raised.
I could not set up my location in match.com. They didn't allow me. It seems site is only for americans. Anyway I cancelled my profile.
Are you ready for my coming??? Just kidding!!!
I hope my appearance will be pleasant for you! I've attached other picture for you. Hope you like it.
Tell me about yourself and what do you think. I'll be glad to answer your questions. I want to have your recent pics therefore do not hesitate to send it to me! Waiting for your reply.


Letter 3

Hello my friend Randy, thank you for your reply!

I want to know more about you and I hope I will. So how is your day? I'm in good spirit and I guess you want to know more about me also. I hope you understand who I am and what I want. As you know I'm looking for a friend and maybe more in your area because I will live there soon. Of course I want to know what you want to find and what do you think about me? I hope there is no any problem to talk and learning more about each other because I like to talk with you. Are you?? Now I want to tell you a little more about me.

I'm lawyer and I like my specaility. I worked many years here in small Chistoborsk agency and I decided to find a job in United States about one year ago because I've read about life there. I've found the job agency last summer and asked for job in America. I have been waiting for authorities authorization for leaving Russia! The agency found the job proposal and I've agreed. The job's place could be in any state and I will live there also because the employers afford the apartment for a living for foreign personnel. I could choose the town from town's list of the states for my living. During the next weeks I will be informed about details of my future job but now I know I will work as consultant and arrive in New York city first for visiting agency representation after a few weeks. I will get the documents for my employer and will arrive to the place where I will live and work at least for one year. I could not be a lawyer in the states first time because I haven't practice but employers need in consultants from russia like me for international working. I never be in the states before but I am sure it's great country and I am happy that I will work there. I don't know who will be my employer and where exactly I will work because I could choose it when I come to New York. Anyway I could visit some places before I start to work and maybe I could visit you if we decide to meet. What do you think? It will be great to talk by phone soon but let's learn more about each other by email first, okay? I hope you are for real! I received many fake spam emails. So it was a reason I cancelled my profile on match. I am sorry that information on my profile was not correct I tried to be anonymous but now you know who I am. I am not so good in computers, I am not use messengers and social sites and I haven't time for it. It's not important for me if you write other women or still keep writing, it's your choice but I talk only with you because I haven't much time to talk with other people, it takes so much time from me.. I am really not a good typer. I will answer all of your questions gradually, it's not really possible to tell all in one letter and every thing have it's time. I am not type of women who trying to prove things to other people. I tell about things which they are and I like when people are the same. I want you to know I haven't any secret plans for marriage in the states because I could get citizenship after a time of good working but I am still in search of my soul mate.

Randy, please tell me what do you want? Would you like to meet me after learning more about each other? If you are not for real and looking for penpal or fun, please don't waste your time. If you will not tell me about yourself more and will not answered what I want to know for learning more about you I will not waste my time also. I hope I will get informative letters from you because I want to know more about you and your life in the states.
I hope you understand and I hope we could develop our knowledge about each other.
Please if it's not hard for you confirm exact name of your town and zip code.
I will ask agency about potential employers in your area and I hope I could come for a visit your town if we decide to meet.

By the way, I have a good friend here in Russia! She takes all my pictures and her name is Natalia. I'm attached other picture to you.
Appositely, How do you like it? Do you have funny pictures of yourself?

I think enough for today.. I will wait for your letter, hope I'll get it soon!
Yours Tatiana.

Letter 4

Hi my friend Randy!
I'm glad to get your response today. It's really nice to talk with you and I like to have the contact. Hope you like to read my letters also! What do you want to know? I could answer any of your questions and I hope you will answer mine. Please tell me more about your family, friends and people you know.
What is your usual day? I will also tell you what you want to know about me.

Randy, I even haven't boyfriend now because I'm going to leave Russia.
So this is the main circumstance, I'm absolutely free!
Thanks for your pictures, I like it very much! And I will be glad to see more.
I want you to know my ideology. The simple things I want from life are happiness, family, careful husband. I put spiritual life to the first, not material things. I am not looking for better life or getting rich. I am looking for full life.

I was never married in Russia because I did not want it. I watched my mom's life and other people living here. Bad economics. No perspective. I don't want to live here. I love my Motherland but I don't like the Polity. I want to have comfortable life and don't always be in searching good job and better salary. I want to dedicate my life to my future husband and my future family. I don't want to say I am lazy. I like to work but I don't want to dedicate my life to my work. I hope you understand what I am talking about.

I am sending you two pictures today and I hope you like it! The pictures I'm sending to you was taken by Natalia last year at my home and in our town last winter. Do you have a lot of home pictures?

Randy I want you to understand me fully until we will make some any steps.
Tell me what you think about all what I said and what else you would like to know. Well the letter seems to be long so I will close till next time. I will wait for your letter and I hope to get it as soon as you can cause I would like to know what do you think about my thoughts.

Thinking of you, Tatiana.

Letter 5

My friend Randy! I'm glad to hear from you!

Today I have a good day and I'm glad to type my letter to you from job's computer. I hope you understand that it's the last month for me here in Russia. I will leave my home for a new life. I have good time to correspond with you. I enjoy it. I can say it is becoming one of my favourite things.
Maybe you will be a good real friend in my life in America, who knows..
I'm sure it will be great and I hope it will be!

Randy, I like the same thing like all people. Movies, walking, theatre. I like to drink tea with friends in cafe. We talked about everything and nothing.
I don't have a lot of friends but all they are good people. To be honest I don't like 'empty' people. My friends are almost my old friends from childhood and youth. They are already almost married. Don't think that I am close person.
I like to meet new people and make friends. I am easy-going and I easily strike up new acquaintance. From another side I am not easy approachable woman. I am serious. I think it is from my upbringing.
I like different activities like sport, walking, going-out and outdoors. I can't say that I am engaged in sport. I just like it. I like bicycle-riding, swimming and beach especially. Also I like to dance. I dance classic and modern dances. I am an amateur not a professional. I think the real woman should be beautiful both soul and body. My mother teached me to play piano. I also can sing. I will try to learn some English songs. Hope you can hear them someday! I like cooking because it's the ocean of combinations of tastes and I like to knit clothes when I have free time. It's a creative process and I like creations notwithstanding hand made knitting is unusual hobby. I like camping and swimming also. I like backpacking and camping. It's beautiful and romantic. The stars and campfire is great and I like it very much.

Randy, I want to tell you: when I studied in school I had a friend which name is Klavdia and I know from other friends from school she is in America now and live somewhere in state Ohio but I don't know the address definitely.
Is there that state? Is it close to you Randy?

I don't know Klavdia well now because it was a long time ago when we conversed, more than ten years ago. I hope she is okay there.. She found the husband through Internet and they decided to live in America. I never thought about moving to another country seriously in that a long time ago but now I decided to immigrate and I will arrive the United States soon and it's agitate me! I will be very glad to have a friend when I will be there alone!!! Guess who???

I'm taking a pause till your reply. I hope to hear from you soon!
Yours Tatiana.

Letter 6

Randy, I forgot to attach new pictures for you!

Every time I am sending you a pictures of me and today I'm doing the same!
How do you like them? There are another three pictures for you! I hope you like it. Two of them are winter pictures where you can see my friends Natalia and Ecaterina. And third is my home picture.

I want to hear your voice, could you tell me which numbers I need to dial?
Do you know which code do I need to dial before united states number?
Whats is country code and area code? It will be better to call to your mobile cause I don't want to talk with answering machine if you will be away from home.
Please specify the exact numbers and I will try to call you when it will be possible.
It's not very easy to call you. Do you want to hear my voice? I will need to go to other city like Pocachi or Novoagansk for call you because I haven't the sanction of operator to call overseas and get calls from other countries.
I hope I could call you when it will be possible.

Did you remember I live in settlement called derevnya Chistoborsk? It's the military and oil producing zone and people can call each other inside the settlement but the sanction need from authorities for call to other cities. Calls outside the country are forbidden so I will need to go to other city for call to you. I'm very glad that I have the possibility to send you letters and it's because of job computer. People haven't internet connection here, it's available only for organizations. Anyway I will leave this place soon because I don't understand how to live here in 21th century! I guess my new life in United States will be more various and unobstructed!!!

Hope you like my pictures! Waiting for your response..

Letter 7

Randy, I'm glad to get your letter and I'm very glad to have a friend from U.S. You will be my first friend from there and I hope for a long time??
Who knows.. Let's see what will be.

I will try to make a call when I can. It will be great to hear your voice!
Thank you for your writing, I was happy to get it. I will be glad to tell you anything else about me. Randy what can you say about your character? As for me I have a kind heart and I'm a good listener. I'm always appreciate sincerity and honesty, I'm able to forgive and I hate anger and roughness. I'm very active and sociable and I'm a very gentle and sensual. Have you many female friends in the Internet? How often you tried to find someone via Internet?

Randy, I'm person which don't like to keep the emotions inside, I'm very open and share my joy with friends and I like when people are the same! I hope you won't conceal the things from me??? Just joking, hahaha!!!! The life is gloomy and shit happens often but I don't give heed to little things and I dislike to show people if I'm grieved or have any problems.

I told you already I haven't children and I was never married but I had a long term relationship before. I don't want to remember that because my boyfriend which name is Boris hurts me and lied often and I don't want to looking for another one here because I'm going to live in America! It was a dream before but now it's the reality! I live with a smile on my face and with hope in my heart. I'm optimist and I don't need many things to be happy. All I need is a friend and soul-mate.

I'm so nervous about my coming to U.S. for a living and I hope you understand the reasons: new people, new job, new home, all these things will be new for me but I'm not afraid. My parents told me that the life is one and we need to do all what we feel by heart. So they are happy for my relocation. Of course I need to have the support and I will have it in my heart but it will be better to start living and working in new place having the friends support and I hope we will continue our friendship. What do you think?

I'm sending you two pictures. One of them is home picture at Natalia's home.
Second was taken in Sochi, during the vacation, near the sea. I will send more pictures from there soon, hope you like it!
I am a little tired today so I'm finish my letter. I'll wait for your response!

Letter 8

Hello my single friend from America Randy!

Randy, Can I ask you to tell me more about you in each your letter? I want to know much about you before we meet in America! Do you want to meet me?
I hope so because I want to meet you Randy! It will be great!
I'm sending other pictures to you today. First is home picture and second is picture taken near my job in my town. Hope you like it!

Randy, I feel to stop typing my letter. We are virtual friends and I guess we'll be a real friends soon and maybe more, who knows.. I want to know more about you. I want to know enough before meet and I hope you really interested to meet me when I arrive because I'm not interested in pen pal, I'm looking for real! Randy, did you understand that I'll be where are you now approximately after a three or four weeks? I hope you understand what I'm looking for. I'm looking for friend first of all and maybe more even for long term relationship and even husband. I'm going to live and work in your state so in any case we will be neighbors!!! I want to know more about my neighbors! Perhaps we could meet face to face on the street even if we will not continue our correspondence!!! What do you think? Do you want to meet that girl on the pictures???? I could tell you more about myself in every my next letter and I hope you'll do the same!
Please tell me all what you want and all what I'm ask for.

The time is never stop and I feel the day of my coming comes nearer. It will be when all my documents will be ready for employer and entering United States.
I told you I'm has addressed to job's agency about a year ago and they've offered me to try to participate in international specialists exchange program.
I'm very glad that I said yes and now I will come in any case and I will be happy to meet you! Hope you are the same. I want to finish my letter now cause it's time to go home. Hope you have a nice day and I will wait for your letter. Please write soon.


Letter 9

Hi my dear friend Randy.
Thank you for your writing. It really brights my days. Don't think that is just words. I always mean what I say... Or at least I try to! How's your day?

Today the weather is usual here for this month and I have a nice day because I went to medical commission. You know about my coming for a living soon and I do many things for this relocation. I hope you understand that I will do many things every day because I need to get all documents for leaving Russia and entering the United States. More by token I need to get all documents for having new job. There are so many papers like medical enquiries, education papers, certificates, tests, biography, history of family, foreign passport, visa and other. All these things takes a lot of time, nerves, resources and money but I'm not tired to do all these things. Today I've got the medical certificate. I'm so happy because I'm absolutely healthy and it's good for specialists ecxhange program between Russia and United States.

I will leave Russia soon and sometimes I think about my friends and parents, how they will be here without me? I am sure I will miss them but I am ready to change my life. I'm sure that if you really want to be happy you must do happiness by self. Most of people here and I guess anywhere just talk about how would nice to have something or to be somewhere and they would happy if God will give them additional chance to change their life or come back ago for make life better. But they do nothing for it and it's just a talk. I think it is the main barrier for come true their dreams. I dislike just talk about future and I try to make those things what will help me for come true my plans and dreams every time. I haven't any regrets about something in my life and I am glad those what I have now. I just try to make my future by self and don't give up without even trying. Randy what is your mind about it? Have you any regrets about something? And are you a person like me?

Randy, do you see new picture for you? I'm sure that you like to get new pictures from me. It's not hard to attach new pictures every time for me!
This picture taken not far from home. Hope you like it!
I'm finishing my letter now and I hope to hear from you soon!

Thinking of you always, yours Tatiana.

Letter 10

My lovely friend Randy!
I'm glad to hear from you today and your words always really make my days because I like to talk with you and I hope we could talk face to face soon.
It will be really better than typing, what do you think?
I don't know exactly now who will be my employer. They are paying for my air fare as well. There are several variants concerning employers and locations.
But the agency advise me to choose the location in your state because there is a good salary vacancy.
Yesterday I met my friends. We usually meet at someone's home or go to cafe.
That was pretty nice place. It is small and very cosy. They don't sell alcohol there so it is not very popular. Is it strange? I am not sure you know but usually russian people drink a lot. So it is always loudly where alcohol is on sale. My friends don't like to drink too as I do. They are almost my old friends from university or childhood and a girl from my work.
We talk, drink tea, joke, have fun. Very nice people. It's a pity we can't meet often only once or twice per month. They almost are married and have family and children so they are constantly busy. Well the matter is that I told them about you. They were really happy for me. They already asked when I come to you. I explained we are just friends but they still bantered me during all the evening! They say hello to you! Hello from Natalia and Ecaterina! I promised to tell you!

I want to give you my mailing address. It is Lenin str. 3, Settlement Chistoborsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, 628260.
In case I can not send you an email you know. Please, don't send any presents to me because it would be here after my leaving. Our postal system is slow because of military zone and the package could be delivered after several weeks. I could be in U.S. at that time!
Randy, give me your exact address please. I will try to find out where I will move to and I need to know about important thing. I hope I will live and work not far from your town or even inside. It will be great! Please don't forget to tell me your exact address. I am so exciting about moving to your area!
I guess we could meet soon! Well I must already go home. I will continue next time after your response. Yours Tatiana.

p.s. I hope you like my pictures from sea! These pictures for your eyes only!
It's black sea in Russia, not far from Sochi town, taken in 2009. I visit sea with my parents, it was so great..

Letter 11

It's again me, Tatiana.

Randy I am writing you second letter today cause I have some thoughts what I want to share with you. I hope you understand that I write you my letters and it isn't only empty words. I will overcome obstacles soon and arrive to the states. We won't need in writing the letters cause we could meet and talk about all of it. May be we will become more than friends.. I don't know exactly what it will be but I want to learn your honest opinion. I guess you're nice guy and I really want to meet you after my coming but it will be the next step in our relationship and I must be sure in your genuine intentions to me. Could you tell me what is in your opinion?

I tried to imagine how could it be. I want to look into your eyes and speak about anything. I want to take your hand and ask you many questions. Do you have desire to talk face to face? I really need in real communication cause it is better than an exchange of virtual messages, isn't it? I hope you're honest with me because I'm trying to be open and honest with you. I want you to know what I think everyday about our friendship and my near fututre. I want you understand it isn't a entertainment for me. I don't want to intermit our acquaintance. I feel you're right friend and you could be more than a friend after our meeting! I just want to tell you all these things cause you must to know what I feel about it. I hope you understand what I'm talking about.

That's all for now Tatiana

Letter 12

My lovely Randy!
My mother thinks you are worthy man. But she said I must be cautious. I can understand her feelings but for me you are honest man and I don't think you can ever deceive me. I know I could mistaken with my thoughts about you but time will say the truth. To be honest we discussed about our friendship transformation in something more. Don't worry, it is just an idea. I understand is too early to think about it. Anyway my mom said that she will support me in my choice.

Randy, I don't know what is going with me. I caught myself thinking of you often! It seems you are more than just a friend for me. I hope my thoughts wasn't scare you off! It would be interesting to know your opinion about advancement our relationship. Do you think is it too quick or it is normal for internet dating? I used it once and I couldn't be objective. I understand it is straight question but I would like to know what do you think about it..
I am honest with you and I want you to be honest with me too. We must trust each other. I feel I trust you. It's very important in any type of relationship.
I don't know what do you think about it. Please let me know, okay?

As for me I think it is a little quick for usual relationship but currently I don't feel a discomfort about it and I see you as my possible partner for life.
I know we have great distance between us still but with our letters I feel you close and it will comes true soon. I believe you are the man with nice soul. I think personal contact is more better than letters via e-mail. But now I know enough about you and it's allow me to presume we really can have something common in future. Who knows probably we will meet one day and get married right away! Just kidding..

I thought about my life and recent events. You know from my last relationship with man I understood that the connection between man and woman is very delicate. It needs efforts from both sides to be supported and developed. You can't just date, make love and say words. It is more deeper. My last boyfriend was not a good for me and I don't miss him. I want to create full relationship and I know how to do it. I will try to give all my soul to my man and I need his one for me. It is just my thoughts and I don't claim anything.

Today I'm sending other pictures of me again! I hope you like it!
Well, I finish my letter here. Write me more. All what you think and dream.
I need it. Looking forward to getting your letter. Take care of you!
Until next time Randy. With love, your friend Tatiana.

Letter 13

Hi Randy! My lovely and pretty friend!
Yesterday I talked with my parents about you and they're glad that I know someone from place where I will live and work soon! They say 'Hi' to you!!!

Today I was in many places for getting additional documents for entering the United States. Do you know that your country is very demanding? I brought the education certificates, biography, medical tests and individual tests in job agency because the employers need in all these papers. I guess you don't imagine how many operations I've done. Every day I need to do things for coming because the time is come and I will arrive after few weeks. I don't know the direct place of my job still but I know, it's your state and my future salary. Anyway I am going to meet you there cause we will be in the same state and not far from each other.

I want you to know the agency will book the ticket from Moscow to New York and then the agency in New York transmit me to my employer in your city. I will learn about details in New York City when an aircraft deliver me there. I will earn about $110K per year with perspective. It is a lot more than Russian salary. I will have money advance about $6K after my coming!
I guess it's fantastic conditions!!! What do you think? The conditions of contract are very simple. I have the contract with agency here in Russia, they do all paperwork including visa for job and I must to pass the tests and be healthy. They pay also for my ticket to New York city and then the american office will give me all papers for my employer and bring me there.

All this called personnel program. I've asked several times why I don't need to pay for it and agency manager told me that employer pay for all these things like paperwork, flights and agencies cost. What if an employee couldn't work and they said me that everyone like me is assured in underwriter and the employer won't lose money anyway. Also I interested why do they all these things for russians and they told me that russian juridical consultants are very professional and it's cheap manpower. So I am a program member!

Randy, I'm so happy to get your writing! Every day I think of many things of those emotions which have appeared in my life now. You know that guy who every night sleeps with me in my bed is always mute and never says to me "Sweet Dreams Dear Tatiana"... and I look at him and think of you Randy...
Well this guy is my teddy-bear and I understand that he just can't talk!!!
But you know when I'm going to email, you are going to bed. And when you are eating your dinner - I am sleeping in my bed with my teddy-bear! But I'm sure there is a moment when you and me think of each other at the same time. And it is wonderful! Such thoughts makes me joy.

Today I'm sending my other pictures! I like to send you pictures! You can see me when I was in Moscow last year and at the beginning of 2010 with my friends Natalia and Ecaterina.
Ok, I need to go and I'm a little tired today, I will wait for your email.
Please tell me all what do you think, okay?
Your lady-friend Tatiana.

Letter 14

My Randy, how are you today? Thank you for your words, I was waiting for it all the day and night! You can not imagine how our friendship changed me and my days. Every new day is filled with desire to get a letter from you. I feel you very close but I can't see you till my coming.

I believe we are compatible and we could be a great pair. I thought a lot about us and came to conclusion. I think you are right man and I could count on you in difficult situation. I know it's too fast for get a final resolve but it is that what I feel and I hope I don't mistake in you. We live on the same planet and I will live near you soon. I really feel we will have joint success!

Today I will have the last medical inspection. I will give all analyses of my blood and other. I will be surveyed by all doctors. I must have good results to get the approval of Ministry of Health. If everything will be fine I will have medical approval to leave my country. But it does not disturb me absolutely because I know that I am absolutely healthy. Tomorrow the agency will give me all the papers and I will know the date of my flight. I must arrive to Moscow before flight for few days because I will need to have the interview in U.S.Embassy for visa approval. I have all characteristics and petitions from people. Today I will have a meeting with the notary at notary office to legalize it. I need to go to Municipal Department also to get all documents about my family. I will have the consultation preparation for the interview in Moscow.

I'm sending you my other pictures, hope you like it. Two of them is home pictures and third is from Sochi, near black sea.
Randy, Would you be happy to spend some days with me? I want to spend a few days before job with you! I was sincere always and I will be sincere now cause we built our friendship on the sincerity and openness from the beginning. It's difficult to write about this things because for the first time in my life I'm trying to explain things into email. I will try to be exact and accurate in my words cause the truth and sincerity offend people sometimes. I hope you perceive all my thoughts correctly.

Randy remember you are darling for me and all main emotions I have in my heart are concerned with you and your letters. For the first time in my life I tried to start foreign relationship and it's make me hot! I would happy to have real relationship with you. I feel we become very good friends at least and my heart is open for you. I hope our relations are important for you as for me. I hope you really have smile now! I will be waiting for your answer.
Please write me soon...

With love and thinking of you, Tatiana.

Letter 15

Randy, I hope you have a nice weekend!
I was a little upset I could not email you until today cause everything was closed.
I hope I am not missed anything from you if so let me know okay? Cause they changed the computer software for job. I hope you have a good day and please don't forget I hope to hear from you as soon as possible! I love to get your emails so please don't be short, okay? I think about you often during these summer days..
Yours Tatiana.

Letter 16

Randy, it's too late today for writing you a long letter, but I want you to know I am so tired today. All the day I did my paperwork. I am sure I will come to the states in August, I guess it will be in the middle of the August.. I hope you still want to meet me there? Anyway, I will be there.. I will write more tomorrow, please let me know how are you today? I am thinking of you. Until tomorrow.. Good night..
Your lady-friend Tatiana.

Letter 17

Randy, I am always happy to get your reply!
I can't still believe you are so far from me. Yes, I understand it but can't imagine it. It seems to me we are old friends and you just live next city. The computer and Internet are like a window to the world. It's fantastic! You know our acquaintance made me to think a little differently about people living in the world. Good change. Of course I knew about other countries and people but before it was like an idea that I saw on TV, read in books and newspapers. But now I can feel it. Understand me please, I have just touched to different culture, life and people through you. And I saw it is real. I am a person that doesn't believe until he touchs. Smile! I realize you are the same person as I am. We speak different languages, live in the different countries but we want the same things in our lifes. I feel that I am a part of something very huge and important. Thank you for giving me this feeling. Now I want to travel all over the world, to meet new people and to get new experience. I really think it is great fun and useful. What do you think? I actually may look naive but this is what I think now..

p.s. Do you like picture with Natalia? This shot taken in Sochi in 2009.

Letter 18

I wish you to see my smile when I am thinking of you. Sometimes I want to pinch you so that you would squeal and laugh! But my smile leaves me sometimes because I know only thing that connects us now is our thoughts we're sending to each other the combinations of phrases and words which are hardly capable to reveal all the depth of our thoughts but at the same time. I understand that nobody knows what the future holds for us. Maybe one day I will pinch you at last and maybe you will be able to put your hands onto my waist in a slow dance! Therefore I want to send you my kiss in a cheek! I hope my lipstick on your cheek will become a pleasant reminder about me?

Today I am sending you my home picture again, I am not sure do you want I keep them coming or not because you have many of my pictures already. Anyway I hope you like it.
My thoughts about you calm my heart. You even don't know how much all your words are important for me. Your emotions caress my heart and I know hundreds words that could help me to tell you about it. I'm for the day when I will be able to tell you these words, being face to face, being looking into your eyes. I'm waiting a moment when I will see your smile and I will read in your smile all your thoughts and feelings. And now my heart enjoy fine feelings of awaiting and hope our meeting will come true. How it's difficult sometimes to express by means of words all the depth and passion of feelings how difficultly to describe the warm wave of feelings which overflows me every day and every minute when I'm thinking of you! Any words cannot replace a glance and smile, any words are not able to replace tenderness of touch.
I am thinking of you today, Tatiana.

Letter 19

My lovely Randy!
Today is a fine day and I have woken up earlier than usually because I could not fall asleep again. I'm simply sat near window and looked at the sky. The sky was dark but incredibly beautiful. I looked and thought about you far from me.. I have thought maybe you sleep and see me in your dream and I thought if I could become a small cloud I would fly over the ocean only to be scattered onto small beautiful crystal raindrops above your house with the only one purpose to peek into your window even if only for a one instant and to whisper: "Good night Randy!" and in the morning when you would wake up and would look at street you would understand at once - this night Tatiana was there near to your window and it's protected your night rest and sent sweet-dreams for you.. You would understand it was she who has left for you this small part of her soul - fleeting reminder - some beautiful crystal raindrops sparkling on your windowpane... And at this moment millions of small sparkling raindrops began falling from the sky millions of amazing raindrops have filled all around falling onto my window. It was incredibly beautifully as if the sky has heard my thoughts. And I have thought: if today you will see a small rain in the street or some drops of water at your window you need to know that it was my raindrops I have sent to you... I want to send you my kiss if you do not mind.
Please write me... I feel that I have something to to tell you..
p.s. I am sending you another picture from Sochi, hope you like it?
I haven't any brothers or sisters and I'm the only one child of my parents.

Letter 20

Randy, I hope you will have a nice weekend!
Today is friday and I am so busy.. I even have not much time for my letter to you..
I am so tired because I need to do many things concerned to my moving to the states.
This paperwork is very important and I need to go now.. I will not have a chance to send you my letter tomorrow and I am not sure about Sunday. Anyway I could email you on Monday! I promise you to email you on sunday if I will have a chance of course!!! My workplace will be closed this weekend.. How are you today? What do you plan to do during weekend?? I am going to finish my paperwork and I guess I will have some papers next week! I am so excited! I will let you know how the things going when I will have a chance, okay?
I am sending you picture from last new year holiday. Hope you like it! Do you like to celebrate this holiday? I like it.
Hope to hear from you soon.. Thinking of you, Tatiana.

Letter 21

Randy, today is busy day and I have only a minute. I am so sorry I can't write you more today because of computer prophylaxis on my workplace.
Today is monday and I could write you more tomorrow. I am sending you my another picture and once again sorry for short note, I will write a long letter tomorrow, I have things to tell you. I hope you like my picture. It'g again me and my friend Natalia in Moscow. I hope you have a good day and I want you to know I am thinking of you every day now.. I hope we could meet soon, in August. Please let me know how are you today.. Tatiana.

Letter 22

Good morning my lovely Randy.

I want you to know there are two flights from Moscow to New York but I need to be in Moscow before flight date. The agent told me my trip was planned for the first flight and I need to arrive in Moscow for interview in U.S.Embassy. Randy, I trust you and I am very open. I figure you are my lovely friend and moreover I dream about our meeting after two weeks. I have many fantasies about our pastime. I want to confide you I had a sexual dream about you yesterday..
By the way, I asked about agency phone number in America for checking the information about my coming.
I want to ask you, if it's not hard for you please call them today and ask some questions for me. I tried to call them yesterday but I guess it was not working time.
I have trust the agency cause it's under government's control but I think I need to check anyway. When I tried to call there was answering machine. I am sure they will not calling back because this number for russian partner agencies and I guess calling back is for them, so if you will hear answering machine please try to call them later again, okay? I am sure they will not call back, so please try to get an answer.
I think they are working from 7:00 to 3:00 central standard time but I am not sure.
You know it's hard for me to call from here so I am asking you to do it for me please?
Just ask questions about me and tell me what they will say, okay?
1) Please ask about my name: Tatiana Bogatyreva in workers list coming from russia in the middle of august.
2) Please ask what is the exact date of coming.
3) Please ask about visa approval.

This is phone number for call: 347-270-8403
I will wait for your letter. I hope you could call them and ask these questions for me.
Yours always, Tatiana.

Letter 23

About one hour ago I received the main documents granted me to leave Russia and entering United States. I'm so happy today and decided to send you a short note! I don't know how to explain my feelings right now but I am truly excited.. After day or two I will have a meet with agent. I will know the exact date of flight and all the details. I will inform you soon. I've attached a scanned copy of visa. How am I looks? I am so happy!
What do you think? Hope you like it too!
Thinking of you, with love, Tatiana..

Letter 24

Randy, today is very hard day for me. I'm trying to be optimistic all the time but different things happen always and sometimes I understand I can't change these things. I understand everybody have many difficulties during the life way. I guess the main goal is overcoming the barriers. I've done many things last year for come true of my desire or even a dream and today I continued all that. I went to Army Garrison where my father was working (did I tell you he is a pensioner now?) They collected all the information about my father work. I need it for interview in Moscow. It was not easy to do because my father worked in a various places of our huge country. There was many officers who still remember my father so I've got it. After that I had a meeting with agent for getting all the papers including dates for interview in U.S.Embassy and flight date also. The agent told me the main thing which destroyed all my thoughts. Honestly, I was crying for a long time after these news. Now I am relaxed cause I don't want to spend the nerve. I want to let you know what happen and what's going on.
The agent told me the american employers called off the payments for arriving personnel by personnel program and the reason is not decision of government. Cause the underwriters stopped to insure the employers for foreign specalists arriving. They don't want to take any risks concerned with persons. It means I need to pay for all things concerned with my arriving to employer. Otherwise the contract will refused. I had the juridical consultation about these things and I have two ways. First way is pay for all things including flights and the second way is stop the contract and continue to live here.. Maybe for a long-long time because it's not so easy to have the chance to set up as likewise. I've asked the total cost including all charges. It's $5,225 american dollars in all. The agent told me the best way is to pay because after my arriving to employer I will have the advance. I told him I understand it's the best way but I don't have this kind of money. I went home like zombie and after coming home I started to cry until my mother coming. She wanted to know how the things going about my trip and when she look at my face she asked me to tell her about everything. Of course I've done.
She calmed me and said we need to try to collect the exact necessary amount.
She said she (with father) have some money. I told her I have some also but it's not that kind. She said I could borrow some from friends. We decided to meet later because she went at home to take parent's savings and I went to ask my friends for help. After a few hours we count up parent's savings and money I borrowed from Natalia and Ecaterina. Mom given me $2,130, friends given me $860, I have $1109 else and I spent more than I have during the preparation for trip. The total sum is $4099 and I need $1126 else. Mom asked me about other friends for borrowing and I told her my friends given me all what they have. We live in small settlement and people don't earn big money here. She told me also she tried to loan the credit in the bank when she went at home for money. They told her it's possible but it takes about a month because nobody haven't the credit history in our family. She asked me how much time I have before flight to employer. I told her there are two flights from Moscow to New York.
The first is 14 august and the second is 16 august. The agent told me the next group of russian specialists will in a year and I will need to collect all papers again. Moreover, the main bad occasion could be absense of my speciality in employer's list or changing the exchange program conditions. So the credit variant is impossible.
Mom said she would sell their apartment for giving me money but they can't do that because the parent's apartment is municipal property and they are only the tenants like me. I thought anyway it takes a lot of time. We have been keeping silence because currently we can't find the rest till mom asked me about you. I told her I would never ask you for that kind of help but she told me it's the latest chance. She forced me and I promised her to talk with you about it. I feel uncomfortable and I guess I would never ask you about help without mother's wish. She told me I need to ask you for $1126 because I told her earlier about you and our friendship. Moreover I will borrow that and I'll repay it after my coming because I will have the advance from my employer. The sense is I will get the money in America after my coming and repay all borrowed money to you. It would be great. I don't know what do you think about it but I want to tell you I could repay a little more to you. It's not a problem for me because I really have the blind alley. Price of matter is my life...
I need to know what do you think about it. Could you try to help me? It's very important moment in my life because it's the real chance to come true my dream and meet you after all! I'm so sorry I asked you this kind of question but beleive me my mother is right and I really don't know whom I could ask for help. I'm waiting for your response with hope because it is the only thing I have right now. Your loving Tatiana.

Letter 25

It was very hard night for me because of my question in my previous letter.
Today I received your response and I was very nervous before reading your reply. Your answer is very important for me that's why I was waiting for this morning during all night cause I couldn't sleep. I have many thoughts about my situation and about my question to you.
I want to make a reminder I am juridical consultant, a reputable and respectable lady and I never deceive any people. I am not slyer or liar. Life is not the game and I will never manipulate any people, it's amoral. I am sure these wrong actions is not my prerogative. My destiny and wish is helping people.
I feel bad that you have any doubts about me. I would never manipulate you and would never betray you. I know there are many girls trying to deceive or cheat many guys all over the world but I am not that kind. I am sure the criminals will be in prison anyway. I was never commit a crime and I am not going to do that. You told me about scam but I don't know exactly what is it? If someone says it's probably a scam, what does it mean? If someone asks for help like me could it be probably a scam? I am sure there are many honest people all over the world and this is a prejudiced opinion to presume I am that kind. I would like to talk face to face and look into eyes of those who thinks these things about me.
I understand your words but I don't think I could come by myself without agency. I want to explain you again if you still don't understand. I need to approve visa in embassy and it's procedure from international employment agency, moreover my visa type is for job and I just can't entering your country without contract. Even if I will try to come they will deport me from the states airport back to russia. The only way is pay. I will not have any problems in that case. They will take responsibility and I will have all documents for safe stay in the states. I still hope you could try to help me cause I will repay. It's just a money.. I hope to keep our friendship and I hope to meet you soon. It's still possible. Thank you for discussing other plan for my coming. I am happy you think about me and my situation but I want to let you know main significant things. I understand it will be the best way to come without agency into the states but I could not do that. U.S.Embassy will cancel my visa without agency contract including potential employers. I can't arrive without their approval. They don't allow me to be on any plane. I hope you understand I haven't other variants because it's impossiblle to enter your country without contract. The one right way is pay to agency, come to America, get the advance, repay to friends and start to live and work.
I really can't understand why you think I could be anyone else, it's shocking!
I write you my letters, you never wrote me big letters like that, I called you and after all this you told me I am Ivan????????? It's seems you are coward to tell yourself that you trying to find a reason for not help, you don't need to do so. Just let me know and I will not bother you.
I feel that your heart wants to help me but I understand your carefulness. I figure you can help me but something stop you. I don't want to be a beggar and I hope you never thought about me as a panhandler. I asked you for help because I guess you can do that. I will be happy to repay after my coming and getting advance from employer. I could repay a little more to you I hope you remember what I told you before. You know, I need to go to Moscow for visa approval and getting papers and flight ticket from agency. They will cancel my coming without payment. I need to pay for it as soon as possible because I have not a lot of time. I tried to to do all things for immigration and I did it. I am not guilty about the attitude. I will have a job, a place for a living, nice salary and many other things. I could have a new life and I could have a true friend at least. I guess I could have a relationship with you but the last barrier is money. Sounds blankly. I did not want to ask you about it. I am trying never ask people for something but I don't know what to do now because the time is gone. I am sure you understand me and it's your choice about helping me. I never pretended and I never lied to you, I am open and I tell you all what is in my head. Please come to a decision but please don't forget that your decision is very important for me. Many times I have thoughts about your possibility to help me. I hope you understand I ask you for your help because you are the last person who can do that for me. All my friends and parents helped. Moreover, I will give back your help. I could do something for you and I will do. You are very special for me. I will prove you I am not that kind of ladies who asks for help always. My attitude is despair that's why I am ask you about this thing. I believe you understand that life is not a money and the money is not a reason for my move. I just want to have a new life in your area. I still hope you can help me to make my dream come through. I hope you understand you will not lose anything. I hope you understand I want to meet you and it's not a game. I am never playing games in relationships. I want you to know I am not trying to write a lachrymal letter. I am sitting and writing my thoughts and I feel to stop it because I guess you know the reality. I hope you can help me. I don't need your money and I am not ask you to send it to me. I need to pay to agency for getting all papers for come, get the job and start a new life. I ask you to send your help to agent name and make a scanned copy of receipt. I will show them the receipt and I will go to Moscow for getting visa approval and plane ticket. After that I will arrive in New York City for getting all job papers and advance. After that I hope I could meet you and give back your help and my gratitude to you. I will wait for your help. I feel in my heart you will help me because you are not that kind of people who don't ever help. I feel you appreciate life, people who near you and who need your support. I understand we do not know each other many years but I feel you are very special for me. I understand we never met before. I am afraid we could have a regret if I will lose my chance to start a new life and you will lose a chance to start our real relationship there. I will not to lose my hope and I will wait for your reply.
I haven't much time for agency payment. Of course I understand the force majeure and I never supposed about these circumstances.
Randy, I'm trying not to lose the hope cause I have a little time. You know, my mom promised me to visit me today. She want to know what's going on. I don't want to tell her all things which I have in my head. I will try to be relaxed. I want to tell her about you. She need to know you think about me and trying to help me because I'm sure it's the truth. I will tell her you are not the person who run away from friends and their troubles cause I guess you are careful and value not the only own life. I'm sure you are not person who is overly preoccupied with himself and his needs.
I don't know what to say now.. I will wait for your letter with hope..
The uneasiness tear my heart but I tried to be sincere.
Your loving Tatiana.

Letter 26

I feel you regret after your affronts you have sent to me. I hope you fully understand I'm not those kind of girls who tried to flirt and cheat the people.
I'm just a lady who dwell in hard and difficult situation. I'm not a beggar and I respect myself. I will try to forget your words and I will try imagine I never received your affronts. I'll try to be the same, before disappointment. I understand you haven't money for help. I really hope you want to help me. If you have a chance to borrow it for me I will be very happy to repay it after my coming because I will get advance from employer. I will repay more than borrowed. I truly hope you could find a way to borrow it. I could even pay you for help after my coming. I am very afraid to lose my chance to have a job, to start a new life, to meet you, to lose you. I hope I am not just another fool for you. My destiny depends from you now.

Letter 27

My lovely Randy!
I have a good news. My parents sold their garage for help me!!! I am shocked about it. My mom brings additional 615 dollars to me! She told me that's all what they could do for me. I was crying about it because I know about their feelings. I hug and told her that my friend Randy can't help me because he haven't money for me. She told me that she understand that it's a big kind of money even for Randy but now the things changes and maybe he could help. I told her that I asked you already and we must try to find own way for pay my trip but Mom said that I need to tell you her words.
She told me that true friend could help always and she hope you could find less than one thousand for help considering that I will repay it after my coming. She told me that if you really appreciate me you will try to help. And she told me if he won't help anyway I need to live here in Russia cause american friend is not a true. I told her I am not think that you are egoist but she told me if Randy won't want to try to help me he is not worthy to meet me. I did not want to argue but I have a little hope that you could help with 511 dollars for my coming. Please let me know as soon as possible cause I haven't much time for pay to agency.

Letter 28

I hope you will have a super weekend, I am a little sad cause I could not write to you tomorrow.. I will need to do much paperwork for coming. I will wait for chance to send you my email and receiving yours! I am sure it will be on monday, but I am not sure I could do it tomorrow.. Anyway, it's only one day.. but I will miss you! Hope you will have a very good day, I know you are sleeping now.. Maybe you see a dream with me?? Maybe not.. I hope you could check your email in the morning, so good morning my lovely Randy!!! Thinking of you, your lady Tatiana.

Letter 29

I understand you completely. Thank you for your words and for your trust. I am always telling you the truth. I am never lie to anyone and I will never lie to you. Thank you for your understanding about it. I know you haven't money for help me and I figure you trying to find a way for help. I feel discomfort and I am sorry about that. I never wanted to ask help from people and especially from you. I am so uncomfortable about situation I have. I want you to know I haven't much time for make a payment. After that I will lose a chance to come. I am sorry but I don't know what to say. I am not going to ask you again for any help. I will not beg you. I guess I could lose my job and I figure I will not come to the states near future. I hope I will come later, maybe after year or two , I don't know. I will try to. I am sorry I asked you about your help. I understand you will not.
I'm always tried to not ask any help from anyone but I thought I could ask one time. I am absolutely sure I can ask one time but never more than once. I am absolutely sure that if someone wants to help, he will do. If not - I can't compel. I will never be cunning. I am sad because I am losing my possibility to come and meet you. I am losing my possibility to start a life after two weeks. I understand it's not your guilt and you don't must anything to me but a had a little hope after your previous letters. I will try to do all things by myself in the future. Money is not important for me. I never asked you about your prosperity but I told you about mine. I don't want to hide the things because I feel what people think and I see what people do. Thank you for trying to help me. I keep a faith. I feel you are true friend trying to find a way to help me. After that I will lose my chance. I am trying to be strong. I hope you are ok and please don't be sad like me. I am just a lady who have a little troubles. I am sorry for tone. I am still have a hope you could help me. But I am trying to be realistic. I hope you understand I haven't much time and if you could help please let me know as soon as possible. If you could not help I am not sure I could come soon and I don't know where I could come. Maybe after a few years when I will have money for it. There are many good ladies in the world and I am sure you will find a friends or even more. Please understand me I don't want to lose you. I don't want to lose a chance to start a life in your area. Everything is in your hands but I am not compelling you. It's your choice. I hope you know there is no any risk cause I will repay after coming. I hope you are ok. Please don't be upset. It's your choice and it will be your decision. I am thinking about you often. I will wait for your letter.
Yours Tatiana.

Letter 30

Randy, I can't find a way and I want to share my thoughts with you...

It's a pity you haven't an ability to help me. Unfortunately I haven't any ability to find remains amount too for come true my coming and all what we told about. Today I was wait your letter and have a hope on a miracle but it was refused. I understand you have your own difficulties in life and they are more important for you than my coming. Everyone must make happiness by self. But I was able to believe there are a person who makes disinterested help...

All day I spent for reflection and speculation where is to get remains of amount for my future. Natalia and me go over examine all the possible options, call to all familiar who would able to help me but refused. We can't find any person who could borrow come money for me and far in the day we come to the conclusion that it is unreal to find such amount of money for so short time. Here in Russia the salary for usual person about 200-300 dollars per month and even 100 dollars a big sum for most of people here. Everyone found a reason don't help cause it wasn't in their interest..

Natalia said me to get offer of Boris's friend. She said why not? Most of girls make love for money and you need to do it just once and you will able to come true your dream... But I am not ready to do it, I am not that kind of girl who sell sex... Natalia insists, I must do it, I must hide my pride and just once to take this barrier. It would to give me a freedom what I am waiting for a long time and what is my goal the whole time... I said I can't do it, he is such nasty and I even afraid to image it, it's immoral to sell sex!

It was long dialogue and we almost have a stormy quarrel with Natalia about that till I said it will be my memory about his nasty body on me, about his stinking and sticky tongue what lick me... Damn it! What's a muck! It makes me sick when I image it...

I don't know what to do... Haven't I any other variant?! I am ready bear a great deal but not such torture like a scary dream..
I can't believe it is one way for come true my dream?
It's just money! Can it really the main power in the world???

Randy, I am sorry for all this stuff but you are only person whom I can share such things... Most scary is the more I think about it so the more it makes me doubt.. May be Natalia is right? and I must just do it? or that's nonsense and better refuse my future but never fall as low as that?

If my Dad knows I have such thoughts in my mind, he would kill me...
I fully get entangled and don't know what to do...


Letter 31

I understand you completely. Dear Randy, I am sorry but I don't know what to say. I am not going to ask you again for any help. I will not beg you. I guess I could lose my job and I figure I will not come to the states near future. I hope I will come later, maybe after year or two , I don't know. I will try to. I am sorry I asked you about your help. I understand you will not. I'm always tried to not ask any help from anyone but I thought I could ask one time. I am absolutely sure I can ask one time but never more than once. I am absolutely sure that if someone wants to help, he will do. If not - I can't compel. I will never be cunning. I am sad because I am losing my possibility to come and meet you. I am losing my possibility to start a life after two weeks. I understand it's not your guilt and you don't must anything to me but a had a little hope after your previous letters. I will try to do all things by myself in the future. I will try to not ask for any help from anyone but please forgive me if I will not send my letters often to you. I even don't know could we meet in the future because I am not sure about my coming in the states now. I am not sure I could come soon and I don't know where I could come. Maybe after a few years when I will have money for it. There are many good ladies in the world and I am sure you will find a friends or even more. I figured you could be a true friend and more for me but now I understand it's not so. I know we never met and I guess we never meet. I am sad about that. I tried to explain that you haven't risk to help me because I could repay after coming. But it seems you haven't any trust. I am sad about that. I hope the time will come when you understand I never lied to you and I am not that kind of people who tried to manipulate. It seems you figure that people have one goal to get the money. I am not. Money is not important for me. I never asked you about your prosperity but I told you about mine. I don't want to hide the things because I feel what people think and I see what people do. So you can't help me and it's a fact. I have three days for payment. After that I will lose my chance for coming. I am trying to be strong and I am not trying to keep a faith cause I am realistic. If you could change one's mind please let me know immediately. If I will not get your reply I will understand cause I feel your suspicion and it shows me your attitude. Perhaps there is no any sense to develop our relationship because I am not interested in pen pal and I don't know when I could come to your country. Moreover, we don't have trusting between us and it's not my guilt. I figure it's bad for trying to build any relationship. Perhaps I made a mistake when asked you about your help. I believed you could do some things for me and I could pay off. I know you can do it still but I am not asking you again. It's your choice and it will be your decision. I am thinking about you often but the only one thing keep on the alert. It's your mistrust. I was never give you a reason for it and I want to tell you the main thing. Please forget about my request if you don't want to help. If you still want to change my destiny please let me know. I hope you are ok and please don't be sad like me. I am just a lady who have a little troubles. You could forget about me after a short time. I wish you all the best. Please love your family and true friends and if some day I will come maybe I will let you know.
Yours Tatiana.

Letter 32

My lovely Randy!
I am glad to hear from you today and firstly, thank you for understanding my situation. You are my life saver cause this is the real way to not to lose all things I've done for my relocation. I appreciate your attention and giving me possibility to prove my honesty and decency. I asked you for your help and you did not refuse my request. It shows me you have a big heart and you understand any hard difficulties uncomparable with the money. Human relations are never measure by money but sometimes it helps for strengthening of relationship. It is what I think now. Once again, I'm very appreciate your consent to help single lady to arrange her life. I did not know what to do and you did not say "no" to me. You are real gentle and I will never forget your deed.

I told you I need $511 in all. I will pay $5225 to agency for all the service. It includes the Moscow flight, the hotel in Moscow before U.S.Embassy visit and flight to America, the flight from NY after getting the employers papers there. As I told you I am borrowing this amount and I will repay it completely! Please don't worry I am honest and honorable lady. I hope you understand the money needed for agency, not personally for me. Today, after your words I went to agent and paid $4099. I told them the second part of my payment will be transferred from United States by my friend. They asked me about the day of final payment transfer and I told them I guess it will be today. They asked me about the way of transfer and I asked in reply what is the best. They told me if the transfer is from person the best way is western union company. I asked about the reason and they told me if transfer will be from bank account the russian taxing inspection will require the tax and the amount will be not small cause it will be the international transfer. I asked are there any taxes in western union and they told me this kind of transfers is individual between the friends or family and there is no any taxes except the service fee and it's not much. Please don't worry Randy, I will repay the fee. I asked what my friend need to know for transfer and they gave me the agent data:

Name: Marina
Last name: Pericowa
Location: Moscow, Russia

I need to know your full name, home address and money transfer control number (MTCN). All these data you will need to fill in western union. I hope it will be not hard to do. Randy, I hope you can do it without any difficulties.
Please send the money to agent's name and please make a scan copy of transfer receipt and send it to me in email. I will show them the receipt and they will give me all the papers for coming. After that I will go to Moscow to approve my visa and interview in embassy and I will go to airport for arriving to United States. I'm so happy the day of my trip is coming and I have a really lovely true friend!
I will wait for your letter and information from you.
Thinking of you, your loving Tatiana.

Letter 33

Hi my lovely friend, Randy.

I have a great day and can't wait till meet you. How is your day? Hope nice too.
Thank you for your helping, I paid all for agency. I am so happy you could do it!

Randy you can't imagine what is in my head. I think only about my trip and our meet. I have learned all information about my trip and want to share it with you. I have ticket to fly to Moscow on tomorrow morning. There is a representative of agency who will meet me and settle to a hotel till flight to New York. His name is Oleg and he will help me with interview in U.S.Embassy for visa approval. Oleg will accompany me in last preparation for my trip to the states. After that he will give me ticket to New York on 14 August and I will fly into my dream. When I come to New York I will able to call you from a hotel where I will stay for a day. There I will have meet my employer and confirm my contract for work. After that I will come to your area. I think it will be after day or two since I arrive to New York. Anyway I will inform you about it by phone from New York's hotel.

Randy I don't know would I able to write you tomorrow cause after my arrival to Moscow I will have interview like I said. Anyway I will write you as soon as possible cause after that I will have free days and I will write you not once for sure.

You know Randy few days ago my mother decided to start to knit a sweater. It will be a gift for you. The material is angoras wool. Do you like to wear a sweater in cold times? I haven't any doubts you will like it. My mother will knit it with a big love, she knits something from time to time. It will be the best sweater in your city! The color will be light grey and it will look very beautiful. I asked her to make a small inscription on a front part of a sweater (opposite to heart) the name or something else. I think it is a nice idea and I assure you will enjoy it!!!

By the way, I want to take a small russian souvenir for you! And some other souvenirs for other people you know, for those who really dear for you.
I attached new pictures for you and I hope you like it.

Your loving, Tatiana.

Letter 34

My dear Randy,
Today I thought about all our talking and I think it's great that you wrote me your first email which I answered. I don't know maybe it was a fate? Anyway, we know each other via internet and we will meet soon! I have a hope that we will meet. Please tell me are you interesting in knowing me face to face more than just a friend? I am very interesting because I feel that you are good man, which have a big heart. I hope I will not be disappointed, moreover I am sure you will not give me a reason for being disappointed. I have so many thoughts about our meeting.. I am waiting for it.. I hope you have a nice spirit today, please write me soon, okay? I guess you still sleeping now, so good morning, I hope you will read my letter in the morning?..
Your Tatiana.

Letter 35

Hello Randy. I just returned from interview in U.S.Embassy and they approve my visa but I can't get registration and the sanction in anti-immigration committee.
I have been informed in committee if person haven't the permanent residency, according the new russian law for citizens leaving the country without tax for job is forbidden. I can't get sanction for registration in airport. The man from committee says I just need to pay a tax. I asked about amount of deposit. It's 745 dollars. Now I need to pay this tax for getting registration and sanction of anti-immigration committee. I also asked in agency why I did not know about this tax and they told me I have the rules in documents and they told me about it. Maybe I did not understand about that earlier but I know now I need to make a payment for tax. Please as soon as possible send me 745 dollars. If you have possibility please send a little more. Maybe I will need additional money for other things. I will give you back this money after my coming. All my documents are in anti-emigration committee now. Please send money the same way I will go to a bank together with agent. When I receive it I will pay a tax and I will get the sanction for leaving russia. Please send me money as soon as possible cause I need it for a tax. Please use system of Western Union again and agent's name as before.
Randy my nerves on a limit. I got the formal notice according to which I must have money to leave my country according to the law. I can't write much cause I use the internet cafe and my time will expire soon. Here are only three computers and so many people. I stay in a hotel near from internet cafe and tomorrow I will use it again to receive your letter. I must receive the sanction of anti-immigration committee as soon as possible cause my flight ticket to New York on 14 August. I'm nervous very much.
I hope you will able to help me once again. With love. Tatiana.

Letter 36

Radny, I am very sad too..
I told you several times that I coming from russia to the states due to work of russian agency called "Trudoustroistvo za Rubejom". They have partners in the states and I asked you to call them. I am not sure you could find anything about russian agency in your country because it's RUSSIAN agency and they are located in Russia. They have many branches in our country but the main office is in Moscow. Also I told you they give me a choice to choose an employer when I will come to New York for contract. They will not give me the exact information about employers until I arrive in NY. Are you understand what I am write to you???
I thought you know about it already. Did you read my emails attentively? Or you just want to find a reason to not help me? I hope not. You don't need to do that, if you don't want to help I can't compel you. Please don't try to find a reason.
I don't know names of the persons at the US embassy, they did not tell me.

Letter 37

I will try.