Follow along as I
 woo the girls of my


I didn't even know I had a profile on Or I just don't remember putting it there.
Anyway, it seemed out of the blue to get an e-mail saying I had a message waiting.
The profile's name was "Radostaya."
I still haven't found out what that means.



May 2, 2006

I just saw your profile and I would like to know more. I would like to correspond with you!
I do not play in games and search only serious relations.
My name is Natalia.
I am 30 years old and I ready to setlle down now. Thats why I am seeking for serious partner for my life.
I would like to know more about you. Write to me if you are interested, if you wish, I can send you my photos!!
Please do not write to my profile, we will able to correspondence only if you write me on with e-mail:
Wait your responce.

The descriptive subtitle said "A supergirl for you."
Sweet. Here's what else it said:

Why You Should Get to Know Me
I'm very cheerful, but very lonely woman. I live alone and I am in search of my soul mate that in the future to create with him family.
I dream about silent home life filled with happiness and love. I hope to find my second half!

More About What I Am Looking For
The most important that my soul mate loved me and respected. He should have good sense of humour and romantic.
He should spend with me all free time and never deceive me. He should respect me and trust me.

Well, being somewhat experienced at scam baiting (see Fun With the 419), I couldn't resist:

Hi Natalia:

How are you? I got your message on, and I would like to get to know you
better. Please send me a photo of you. I have attached a picture of me from my job.

Where are you living now? Do you like going to the theatre? I am a theater critic for a newspaper. I live alone with my mixed terrier, Chaplin.

Please write back soon.


May 4

Dear Richard!

I'm very happy get letter from you! Thank you for responce. As I had to promise - I'm sending my pictures today. I hope you have received
it. Please send me more of your pictures. I dont know why but I cannot put it in my profile.

First of all please let me know can you understand me or not? I don't sure in my English. I speak on English little bit worse, than I write. But I think, that it only lack of practice. I hope you will understand me and may be help me to study English more.

So, something about me: I'm not from America as in my profile. When I created it I tried to put my zip but it is no worked. I am from Russia, I live in town Achair. It's a very small town. He is located about 2300 kilometers from Moscow. There are no much big cities near it. The largest is Omsk. Tell to me about your city. Do you like place where you life?

My birthday is 8 October, 1976. When is your birthday? I'm 30 years old, I'm single and I never have been married and I have no kids. I am 5'7'' and weigh about 59 kg. My eyes is green-gray. My hair is blonde. I like a ice-cream and red roses. My fovorite color is green. I do not drive a car. I graduated from our States University, which is situated in Omsk. My specialty is economical managment. It is very popular speciality in Russia.

I'm seriously looking for the right one man for me with who I can
spend rest of my life, but first we should become good friends. I
search for my soulmate, to share with him all my happyness and
troubles. And love. I dont like to play in any soul games. I need to
find real man for love and I hope its you.

Please write me and say what you think about this all. Its will be so
pleasant for me to get answer from you! I will be waiting it with

Is this really all for me????
It's just too good to be true.......


Dearest Natalia:

Thanks so much for your response. I love your pictures, especially the one with flowers. You are very beautiful and I am flattered that you are interested in corresponding with me.
I am sending you another picture of me. If you don't think I'm too old or ugly for you, I can send you more picutres later.

I was also born in October, on the 5th in 1958. That makes me a little bit older than you, but I am often told that I don't look or act my age -- and they usually mean it as a compliment.

This city I live in is very boring, but I live close
to Cincinnati and there is a lot of fun stuff to do there.

I have been divorced for two years. I was married for
21 years, so you can see I am not afraid of commitment!!

You are a lovely woman and I would like to get to know you better. Please write back again and don't be
afraid of your English -- It is much better than my
Russian (which means I don't know any -- but perhaps
you can teach me!!)

There are many good jobs in economic managment here in the United States if you are interested in moving here.

Best wishes to you.


May 5

Hello Richard!
I so ready today to receive a mail from you! And I so glad to see,
that you received my mail and answered! Thank you for pics. I like it
very much. And I so happy that you understood my entire letter!
Electronic mail workin so fast!! I would like to continue our
correspondence and I hope you too! So, I have to write you a little
about me.

My town is Achair about some thousand people here. It's old town. We
have some very old Churches with very olds Icons here. I was born here but leaved this place one time when I was studing in the Omsk
Univercity. Achair is a very small town and only a couple of people
here have their own phones with internationl connecion. But several
moth ago we have Internet club here and its no much popular cause of
cost much. Now it get cheaper first sevice it is email. The only way
for me to write you is to get here and pay for time at computer to
write you. But if send only letter cost no much, use internet like
meet people cost much. I know that in America almost in each home has Internet. In my country it will be too.

My friends say I'm very cheerful, attractive and devoted woman, and I
will not leave my friend in trouble. I like to cook very much and I am
cooking always only by myself. When I was a young girl my aunt has
learned me good cook I have good practicks when was student and have been far from home. I like to cook many meanl's from meat, chicken, I like salads, fish. I like eat too, no only cooking. I like soups and potatos and red fish with fried onions. But it better no eat to much
cause of care about body wight. I like fruits grapes, persimmon,
peach, appricot, here we have no many fruits but my aunt have garden
and there is appels tree. I like drink coffee and clear carbonate
water. Alchocol? Red wine, no dry and a bit lite bear with cheaps. But
I don't drink a lots, only sometimes at holidays. I do not smoke also.

My father works likes a pediatrist in our hospital. He has cured many
children in our town. He is 67 yes old but still work. He very known
and respect person here. He has a lot of business trips in other close
cities. They are not very far. He like forest, soccer and me.
I have no any brothers and sisters. I have no mother. Its not easy for me to say about it. She died in a road accident when I was 2 years old. My father love her very much and its a very big loss for him. I know a little about she, only from my father told me. Now my father has another family, but we love each other very much and I am always going to him at weekends. Now I living with my aunt. When I was a young girl I lived with my father. And all home businesses depended on me. That's why I think I am independent woman. I like only honest and open people even if its bad. I hope I can  be good housewife. And I would like to find a man to give him all my care and love and to get this back.
I would like to tell you about how I get idea to write you a letter
but its seems I have no much time now. I will write you about it at my
next letter.
Looking forward to hear from you tomorrow, Natalia

In spite of her poor English,
I think I am falling in love with this poor orphan girl.
It's time to turn on the charm....
and see if she likes dogs.

Dearest Natalia:

Your letters come to me like rays of sunshine to break up my cloudy days of loneliness.

It makes me sad to hear that your mother died when you were so young, that you never got to know how much she loved you, but you are fortunate to have a devoted father. I know I love my children very much and would do anything for them.

I'm glad you like to cook, too. I love to eat, but I also have to be very careful not to gain weight. I was once very big, but had health problems and so lost weight and all the problems went away. Now I am very healthy and like to take long walks with my dog.

But I also want to have a companion in life, someone who will grow old with me side-by-side. I can take care of her in every way. If you want someone who will treat you like a princess with love and affection, someone to cuddle with at night and listen to your fears, to stroke your hair until you fall asleep and shower you with kisses, then maybe you've come to the right place. I am tired of playing games with women and want someone who is honest all the time and will help me be a better person.

I don't smoke tobacco either. I  used to but I quit many years ago. I do like to drink beer with my  friends, but I never drink alone like some people do and I never get very drunk.

Please, do tell me why you got the idea to write to me.



May 6

Hi Richard!

I was glad to receive today the letter from you. It was very pleasant for me.
I want to tell you about my work. Now I am working as manager at biggest trading company at our city. This is firm that sells Lady's wear. My duties are to show clothes to clients, to tell them all about it, to take orders. Usually we sell many parts of clothes in a week. I do not know precisely as much. Usually it is various dress, blouses, skirts and suits. I love classical style in the lady's wear. All clothes very convenient and beautiful. My heads very proud for me, they always say that I am best. They are very good and strong people and I like them a lot. My work is not very far from me, and I always go there by myself. And how long from your home your work is situated?
Can you write me more about your work? What is most intresting in it? How do you spend your free time?

Of course you wonder how I got decide to write someone so far? I was similar with one woman from my town. She has worked as teacher of English in school of our town she often went in the city Perm for courses of english and got correspondence with American man. They had meet after two month. She get visa and she travel in America, and get stay long time and after they maybe decide get married. I dont know how it work cause of I have no meet her over one year, then we had no intenert in my town I have no her email adress. It looked like a fairy tale. I like my country and my life here is no bad.

Do you like your place of living? your country? Yes you have better life there. My friend has said that American men are better then Russian cause does not drink so much. They more oriented at creation and care of family.They like to have job, and for for family. Problem of my country cause of many people no want to work. Everyone women want to have family and care about her home, kids and husband. Time is go. I'm single women never have been married and have no children. I have no any brothers and sisters. I'm alredy no small girl and want to find my happines - have my family. But I'm still young and can find my happines. Life is life like said in one of American song. Unfortunately, I have never been outside Russia, but I hope someday. And I dont know a lots about a trips though a countries. But I so happy that I meet you and I hope to know more about you. My time is over now and I have to go now.
I'll wait your letter tomorrow.
Take care, Natalia


Dearest Natalia:
I just got back from dinner at my favorite restaurant in Hamilton, El Mariachi. It is a Mexican restaurant. Can you get Mexican food in Russia?

You asked about my job. I cover arts and entertainment for the Hamilton newspaper. I write about theater, music and visual arts mostly, plus community events, some other things that pop up from time to time.  Basically, I interview artists and write stories about upcoming events; go to the theatre and write play reviews. I live just a few blocks from the office, but I go to Cincinnati a lot, two or three times a week, sometimes more for other reasons, too. It's a pretty good job.

Because I work so much, I don't have a lot of spare time. But I like to ride my bike when I can, take walks with my dog (I hope you like dogs). I play guitar and write songs, too, but I don't play in a band or anything right now, though I sometimes do. Are you musical at all? Can you sing? Are you artistic in other ways? I like being around creative people.

Well, I think that's enough for now. I don't want to bore you or overwhelm you with information.
But I do want to hear more about your life, about things you do and people you know, so please write back. I love your letters. And send me some more pictures. I'll take some pictures of Hamilton and the building I live in for you next time.

May 7

My dear Richard!!!!

I was very glad to receive your photos. I like it very much and it has made me happy! Is recieving mail from you, really makes my day so much better. I feel so unusual urself cause of know some one so far from me. I like read you letter, I like wait when your letter download, I'll be feel sad if no letter from you, from this time. I am so happy that I have you as my friend!

The weather, OK, the last two days it warm and sunshine. I like summer best of all, but winter is pleasant too. There is alot more to do outside too. I like comen back from cold street in warm home, and watch TV with hot tea. Most I like skied and it is so beautiful when all looking white. But summer it can swim and to become tanned walk in
forest, work in garden. I like camping in childhood it happend often now no good company for. I like rain in the Summer.

Richard do you have hobby? Music? Home animal? Maybe better say pets? I like very much American music. I like Elvis Presley, Phil Colins, Brian Adams, Madonna, Russian music is no my favorite, I like watch movie, I can watch all type of movie drama love story comedy triller action, but flim must very good, I no like spend time on bad movie. I like "roman with stone" I like Forest Gamp, and I like Al Pachino, and Tom Hanks, and television series "Friends". What kinds of sport do you like more? Best of all I like valleyball, waterpool, boxing, swimming, ice skiing. I love sports. At free time I visit a sports hall. It's helps me to support the excellent physical form and to strengthen my health.

I'm sending you some my personal photos which have been taken by  the last summer. I hope it is pleasant to you. I would like to see  more than your personal photos.

I have a male cat called Prinz. When I got home from work, he at the door waiting me or running to it. I had him from when he was 3 weeks old. To grow him was no easy is so bad eater, cannot eat much but allway like to play. I like cats and also I like dogs and horses.

At all my life I had only two boyfriends. I am very attached person and if I becoming love someone I am ready to be with him for all my life. I always thinking that if people love each other they have to fogive another's mistakes. My first boyfriend was at school till therd year of univercity. Then he had to leave with his parents to Byelorussia, and we left. We was a good friends, and he wrote me couple of letters but now he is married. We lived like a brother and sister. Then I met another boy, but after three months of communicating he became to drink a lot and became very ungry for anyone. He leaves from univercity and he lies me a lot. I did not
imagine what happened with him. Then they take him to army and after last talk with him, I understood, that its not my choice. I dont think that he loved me. Anyway I would not like to continue any relations with him and to say a true, I would not like to have any relations with any Russian man. And I am so happy that I met you and its mean so much for me!

Dear Richard now every day when I go to bed I reading your letters before sleep and I am always thinking about you when I waking up. It's my first thoughts! Please write me more about you, about your mood, about what are you doing these days!

Your russian friend, Natalia


Didn't I just send her a picture of my dog???
Why is she asking if I have "house animals"?
But she's so sweet, thinking about me
before she goes to bed at night and being in her first thoughts.
My heart palpitates....

My dearest Natalia:

I know that e-mail is a marvelous and fast way to communicate, but I find myself wishing to hear from you more.

Today, I took my daughter to an art show opening and to a Mozart concert. We had lunch at a Mexican restaurant. I hope you will like Mexican food. It is not the cuisine of my people, but I love spicy foods.

I am not much into sports, but I like to ride my bike and will play games like volleyball or softball when I get a chance, but nothing regular or organized. I am in pretty good shape for a guy my age, although I could stand to lose a few pounds. But I am in excellent health otherwise and hardly ever get sick.

I like the picture of you and your cat and the picture of you on the wall. I am printing that one to put on my desk at work. You are very pretty and have a certain style that I like. Beautiful and self-assured, but not a show-off or arrogant about it.

I want someone who can be a true companion for me, someone I can be with every day, to share the good and the bad, to work together without animosity and anger, to give and take. I want a mate who will encourage me and give me confidence, who will help me stay in a good mood and out of the dark places, to help me take care of the things I neglect without condemning me or judging me. People are good with different things.

Okay, that's enough for now. Please write back soon. If you'll include a mailing address, I'll send you a CD of some of my favorite songs.


PS: what does milisska mean (your e-mail address)?

May 8

My dear Richard!!!!!

I becoming attached to your letters and I like it very much. Its seems it become mean for me more and more! Thank you, I enjoy your photos very much!

So, how are you today? Today is a best weather here. Small wind with bit sun and very fresh air cause of yesterday night was snow. What you know about russia? Here is all growing up, communism was bad idea for Russia, and most of people glad that it over. How long winter do you have there where you live? Our usual is five month, like in most of Russia we have strong frost each winter is about -40 -50 C.

I like winters but if you life in hause and have your own heating this good you can life winter good if have fire-wood or solid fuel in villages and gas heat in my town and others. If use electricity power it cost much money in my country. Most of appartamets of big city that have district heating it is some time no good work in winter. In my country we never have big earthquake's, hurricane's or other terrible cataclysm. That my country is no reach - it is right, only Moscow and St. Peterburg is very reach city's other have moderate level of life, In my country we have no good car manufactures, so never buy Russian car, my dad have one and spend many time in garage to repair it. I cannot drive, but I would like to get study it, may be some day will have my own car.

My dear Richard, its a little confuse me, but I would like to share my dream with you. Today night I saw that we sat together at a coast of a big lake. I have not seen this lake early, but it was so beautiful and quiet, and barrels an easy warm breeze. We looked at night sky and we see nice moon and a lots of stars which was reflected in a mirrow of water. It was so good and I feeled your strong arms on my shoulders. We spoke about us and about our feelings to each other. I imagined that we had to tell each other something important, that will change all our future. But at this moment I waked up but I had impression from this dream for a long time. It was so real, that when I understood that it's only a dream, I was very sad. I have never feeled such feelings. And I believe that someday this dream become true!

My dear Richard, I often think about you and about our relations. It seems to me that every day we become closer. We know more about each other and I like all that you wrote me. So, I will go home now to think about this all. I hope I did not confused you with my dream. What do you think about this all?

Yes, maybe we can have post address of each other here is my and I wait yours.

Natalia Markina
Shkolnaya, 5
Achair, Omskaya oblast'
Russia, 644543

Sorry, but I have no a phone here and I have no any phone number.

Hug you, Natalia

Dearest Natalia:

Our dreams sometimes try to express things that we have no words for or things we are afraid to say even to ourself. I am having strong feelings for you, too, and I feel silly for it because we haven't met each other face to face. But I look at your picture and I read your words and my heart goes crazy. I feel  happy knowing you even this much and being your friend, but I am also sad that I don't know how long it's going to take for us to see each other in person. I so long to be with you. I want to hear you laugh. I know that I will make you laugh a lot.

It is a beautiful day today. The sun is shining and it's not too hot yet. In Ohio, the weather is very crazy. The winters are usually moderate and they only last 3 months. Some years we get big blizzards and deep snow, but last winter we had hardly any snow at all. The summers are often very hot and humid, and
sometimes we get bad storms, tornados. We don't have earthquakes here, either, and are too far from the ocean to get hurricanes. Spring and Fall are very beautiful -- like today, a beautiful sunny spring day! The only thing missing is my dear Natatlia.

I do not know much about Russia, but I have read some
 of the great Russian books, like The Brothers Karamazov and Dead Souls. Also, I have enjoyed the plays of  Chekov. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be performing "The Cherry Orchard" next season. Maybe by then we can figure out how to get you to the United States to see it with me! Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Thank you for giving me your mailing address. I will send you some things. Do you have a CD player? I would like to send you some music.

My mailing address is:

Richard Jones
PO Box 13311
Hamilton OH 45013

I must do my work now, but it will be difficult because I will be thinking about you.

Until tomorrow, my love....

-- Your Richard


May 9

Hello, my dear Richard!
It is so great that you write me today my day is no bad. I got home
from work later what a beautiful day but it only was. The sun is
shining all long day but, I watch it only from my window. This time of year job no doing well, and work no easy with many papers but soon here will be stay computer, like in internet place but without internet connection. I also think about to find other job. My vocation soon and I hope to spend much time to take rest. I still have no plane about my vocation.

Today dad ask me how I'm doing, while I have prepared supper for him, I told him about us and about our correspondence. He was really
surprised to know that I meet you through Internet. He asked me how I did it and asked who are you? He asked where you work and asked a lot about you. He asked if I wrote you first or you first wrote me. I
answered for all his questions. He likes you very much and he askes me
to say hallo from him. He good man never talk more and always doing
what to say, he never lie me.

My dear Richard! What do you thinking about our relations? What does it
mean for you? Please tell me, it's very important for me.Can you
imagine our relations in the future? How much does it serious? Please
say sincerely me, I like always true, as bad it can be. As for me I
think, you are the man which I seeking for all my life. You looks like
very seriouse, intelligent, reliable and responsible man. A man of my
dream. I understand that may be I mistaken, but I believe that you are
that man that I imagine from your letters.

It so sad that we have no any other communications that e-mail. We so
far from each other. I so would like to hear your voice!!! I have
phone on my work place but it is useless for internetional calls, but
don't be sad. Soon (I hope), I will make a business trip to Omsk and
may be I will have a chance to call you from there. You can hear my
English it should be funny for me cause of my accent.

Well it is time for me to go now, kiss you hug you and will pray for
you, your's Natalia

ps I have no a CD-player.


Dearest Natalia:

I cannot explain how it makes me feel to open up the
computer and see your name in the mailbox. My heart
races and when I read the letter, my body feels warm
all over.

I am glad you told your father about me and that he
approves. I also showed my daughter your photos and
she thinks you are very beautiful. So do I.

I am sorry that you do not have a CD player because I
wanted to send you some special songs, so I am going
to go buy an MP3 music player with headphones, load it
up with all of my favorite songs and send it to you --
along with some other very special items.

I have been thinking about your dream, about how you
said there was something that we both wanted to say,
and I knew what it was, but I was nervous about it,
but I am going to summon up all of my courage right
now and ask you the question that has been on my mind:

Natalia, my love, will you do me the honor of being my

I do think that you are exactly the woman that I want
to spend the rest of my life with. You have a
beautiful smile and a kind heart. I can tell that you
are a tireless worker and would not only be a
wonderful companion, but a terrific sexual partner. Do
you like riding on top or the bottom?  Just promise me
you won't get fat.

Please send me some more photos of yourself. Something
more intimate, perhaps? I am sure you look stunning in
a nightgown.

I love you intensely and want to be a part of your
life always and to make sweet love to you until we are
both exhausted and spent. Until that day, I will dream
of your embrace.

Sincerly, your one true love,
-- Richard


May 10

My sweetheart Richard,

I thought about you all last nights. You no just my simple friend. You
no look like juts new person in my life. You already mean more than
other people which I knew long time befor.

Today I had good luck to meet my school girlfriend in our shop. She lives in Moscow now and she has arrived to visit her parents. So I was really surprised to meet her. She graduated from Institute of Foreign Languages. She works like translator now and she just returned from
Seattle. We spoke a lots and she told me how is she living and what news. She told that Seattle is very nice city and it's very big. I
was a little afraid to tell her about you but when I told her she said that I did all correct. She told that we have not lost a chance and we have to continue communications make it more closer! She told that it's not often people at another part of the world finding someone that can makes feelings and if it exists they have to keep care about it. She said, that important things are understanding and respecting.

I agreed with her and I think that we have it with you! I think we
have to do anything for us, I feel our feelings are very important for
our future, we have to use this chance that given for us and not lose
our happyness. I am afraid to lose anything we have now, because
letters is good and it give us for understanding each other but it
does not compare with personal meeting. I believe that we are born for
each other and we can pass a life together. I think, that one meeting
in person is better than one million letters. Do you agree with me?
What are your ideas? I would very much like to just that you hold me
in your arms for as long as it can be, that is a day I have been
dreaming of for quite sometime now. I think, the most important thing
for us is not to lose our chance that is given for us. I have a lot of
thought about it. I need your thought and ideas.

Love you, Natalia

My own true love:

Let us not waste any more time. I am going to see a
lawyer today about what it's going to take to get you
into this country so that you can be my wife.

My heart aches every day longing to be near you, to
feel your touch. Please let's not waste anymore time.
We need to act quickly. You must apply for the proper
paperwork so that I can come to Russia and get you. We
will marry immediately and then you will come back to
America with me to live.

Please send me more pictures. I miss you terribly.

Your own true love,

May 11

My dear love Richard!

It was so pleasant for me to get your letters! With every your letter
I feel that we bacoming more closer and closer! Every time, when I
reading your letter, my mood become well and my heart is knocking so strong! I miss you very much and all my thoughts last time only about you! When I coming to Internet club and saw a letter from you, I pleasing as a small girl. You are the unique man that can understand me now and can support me in difficult situation! I am sure in you and I can trust you in any case. I think a lot about you and about us and I understood that I dreaming about making a family with you to have a honest, loving, reliable husband like you, who will be sure in hisself and in myself. I dreming about that time when I will be helping you in all about house, to work and rest together, laughing and solve common problems, because your problems will be my problems and on the contrary. I think, it has to be so if people love each other.

I thought a lot about this all and what we have to do now. I think,
that we have to meet in person and I am ready to arrive to you for us.
How do you think about it? I dont see more best way to know each
other, I think, we cant get such result just communicating through
letters. But I am very serious about you, and about our meeting. We
did a big step for making serious and longterm relations. I think we
dont have to stop here, we have to make next serious step, the meeting
which will let us to know each other better and it let us to continue
our relations.

I talked to my girlfriend what do I need to come to you, is it real or
not. She know about it because she visiting sometimes another
countries. She sayd that I need visa and air ticket only. She sayd
that itís not a big problem to make a visa for one or two month. She
advised me to go OVA (Omsk Visa Agency) and to ask there about it. So I
will ask my chief to go home early tomorrow and I will go to Perm to
the OVA to ask more about it.

My sweetheart, how do you think, if I will come to you, where is the
best place for my living? At your home or at a hotel? I would like to
stay at your home, if its not a problem and if you want it. I hope my
wish to come to you to meet in person is not confuse you. Please tell
me the true.

My dear Richard! I do not have a big salary but it's not bad for
Russia. I saved some money for any case, but I was not sure for what. I think,
that this case is come. I dont sure if this help us for visa and
ticket both, I dont know how much does it all cost, but I hope it will
help us. Also I would like to go to cash departments of airport to
know how much tickets cost. My dear Richard, I need some information
for this. Please write me closest airport to you and what date is better
for my visit? I shall be waiting it with impatience. My closest
airport is Omsk.
Forever yours, Natalia


May 12

Hi my sweetheart Richard!

I hope you doing well, please take care about yourself till I come,
when I come I will care about you, I have no work today, and just
come back from city, and met my dad. Today we have another seriously
talking about us (you and me) more precisely to tell about my coming
to America. He can't understand, why I found my soulmate so far from
me, but he understands that if I love someone, nothing can stop me.
Its seems he like you. He is very glad for me that I met a man who I
seeked for a long time. He believes in you and he trusts you. I asked
him a lot about our future how it can be. He told me that we have to
meet first and then to decide what to do. He hopes all will be fine in
our relations.
When I come to you I will have no much money, and this is problem for
me now. How do you think? Can I find job in your country? I can do
many things, I know that I cannot be citizen of your country soon and
even maybe never, I know if you no citizen of America than job seek
will be no easy, can you help me with a job?

Another news: I went in Omsk Visa Agency and have found out about
possible get visa for me or not, I take with me my personals
information , they ask me to take care about this befor, they check my
personals information and Manager of Agency get stay me on queue of
registration. Yes, he told me that I have chance to make a visa and to
get it approved. Visa process still no begin cause of need to chose
type of visa and pay for it.

So, here is information about visas that work out, here is only three
type, Business visa to no bad but need "busienss" reason for travel.

1). Guest visa: B1\B2. It allows me to come to your country for period
from 1 day till 1 year, after expiration of date I must get back in
Russia. It cost 150 US dollars for Visa Agency service and plus 110
dollars for Consular gathering (for American Embassy). To get this
visa will take 2 - 3 weeks.

2). Tourist visa, status B1\B2. Allow to stay in America no more 3
month. It cost 110 dollars to Consular gathering (Embassy) 100 dollars
for Agency service and must have the medical insurance it as. Guest
visa no immigration visa, to get this visa will take maximum three
week too.

3). Visa of the Bride, K1 visa. This visa is immigration, I can stay
in America forever, but it is cost much money to get such visa I need
think about cost ticket too.

I'm able all tipe of visa by my self except visa of the bride.
Richard, how do you think, which visa is better for us? Tomorrow I have
also most importan day for I will try to get news about a cost of the
ticket. Cross fingers on luck, I hope I have enough money.

When we shall have all information we shall decide how to do I hope
you will have nice day there, I must go home get warm bath and dream
about you!
Only Yours, Natalia

Dearest Natalia:

It so warms my day to see your letters and imagine
your voice talking to me about the love we have
between us. I am so glad that your father approves.
Does he speak English? I would love to write him a
letter to reassure him of our love and my honor.

I think  you should try to get the Guest Visa. That
will give us one year to decide. If you don't like
America or feel that for whatever reason we are not a
good match, it will give you a chance to go home
without worries and it will give us a year to figure
out a way to keep you here if you decide to stay.

The air fare to get  you here will cost between $1,500
and $3,000. If you are a real trooper, get the
cheapest fare you can even though it may be
uncomfortable traveling. I will make it worth the
effort!!! And if you must borrow money from your
father or aunt to help get you here, I will pay them
back after you arrive safely in my arms.

I will have a job and a place for you when you get
here, so if you have to spend all your money, that's
no problem. I can pick you up a the airport and you
can stay with me. You can help me manage my
businesses. I won't be able to pay you much, but you
will be an important part of my life and my work and
you will not have to worry about anything. If you
would need a part-time job to earn some spending
money, I know plenty of people who could give you a
job without getting any trouble. Don't worry about
anything, dear. Just bring your beautiful soul to
America so that we can be together.

Your own true love,
-- Richard


May 13

My dear love Richard!!!
I am so happy to get your letter and I am so happy that we becoming
closer to each other. All night I thinking about you and about us, I
turned on few times the light to read and reread your letters. Its very great that people can meet each other throught Internet and write
letters to each other just every day which can let them know more about each other, to make fellings and empathies. I am so gald to meet you in my life and I am planning to meet you in person. I am very serious in my choice. I dont think that longterm correspondence will help us as much as personal meeting. I dont like to speak about
financial, it does not good in Russia, I dont brought up such, and my parents teach me to consult with it only by myself, and if I ask someone about something, it mean that I thought a lot about wheather to do it or not. So I thought a lot about is this good or not to ask you about help, but I hope for your understanding because I do it only for both of us and for our happyness. My dear, during the time of our
communicating, I understood that we have feeling to each other that I
can call LOVE. Such feelings between people become not only from
nothing and from lots of thought, analyses of relations, understanding
and mutual help. With every day I am becoming surer in my choise and
in you. And I sure those if I do some mistake you will understand me
and forgive me and I can say it about myself too. Looking for our
relations I understood that only destiny of my heart is to meet you in
person. And I believe in mutual feelings.
I was at cash of airport department today asking about cost of the
tickets. I dont think that tickets can cost so much! I dont sure in
choice of date, but I asked about cheapest tickets that exists. Its
costs about 814.50 US dollars. So, here is information about ticket:
Depart Omsk (OMS) 6:50 am
Arrive Cincinnati (CVG) 10:10 pm 20 June
Airlines Aeroflot-Russian Airlines 818  / 315
  Delta 5209 
 Connect in Moscow (SVO), New York (JFK)
Unfortunately for that moment its really big money for me. As you
know, I saved up some money, its about 130 US dollars for the ticket
and all money for the visa. So I need about 680 US dollars more. Its
really hard for me to find now such money bymyself, it will take about
half of year more. Will you help me with it? What do you think about a
date of our meeting? Which is the best? The easiest for me is to take
vacation in next month. Please write me your opinion. I dont know a
lots about how to send money but I will ask it from bank in Omsk
tomorrow. I am waiting your responce with impatience and I hope for
soon meeting. I am sure that meeting in person will be better then
thouthands of letters. But it big money and if you cannot help that I
can understand you. It my mistacke. Everything is Allright.
Yours, Natalia


Sweet Natalia:
I also think about you all the time. I carry your pictures with me and showed one to my ex-girlfriend today. She thinks I'm making you up, but just until she actually sees us together.
It is so funny how this is working out. Here's the truth: Just a few minutes ago, I was answering an e-mail from a prospective client. I gave him a bid on a job in Chicago and the amount I quoted him was -- before I got your e-mail -- $680 (plus travel and lodging expenses). I don't know yet if I'll get the job, but if I do, not only will it pay to bring you here to my arms, but will also give us a chance to slip away to Chicago for a weekend as the gig is the weekend of the 24th of June!!! And -- there's more -- I have already scheduled two weeks of my vacation for June as well!!!!  Imagine that???
I have such a good feeling about this. If this job comes through, it will be proof positive that God is on our side and that we are destined to go through this life as man and woman together.
I assure you also that I am a very forgiving man, just as long as you are honest with me. Communication is indeed the most important thing to keep a relationship together, but HONEST communication is also key. People who lie or with-hold their true thoughts cannot be trusted. But when I look at your pictures, I see in your eyes honesty and compassion. When I look into your eyes in person, I am confident that I will see LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Yours forever,
-- Richard

May 14

My sweetheart Richard!!!
Soon my love we will be able to hold hands and each other closely. We
will be able to kiss each other for real. Oh, how sweet will be when
we be together!!!!!!! I have never in my life felt so good and truth
about a love like i have for you. And it grows stronger every day. If our love were a tree we would be the tallest tree in the world. We would be full and beautiful. We would stand out in the forest as the trees around us would be smaller and lonely looking.
Today we had a greatest holiday of out town.

It was the Day of City Achair. There are lots of flags, baloons, fireworks and shows. I was so sad, that you were not with me, I would like to hug you or just keep your hand. That so important for me now, that's my dream. I like such
holidays. All people look very happy.

Today I was in bank and learned about transfer of money from America
to Russia. I ask clerk in the bank about transferring money, he said
that the best way is to use western union system and he said, that
everybody in America know how does it works. I did not hear much about
this system of money transferring and I just searched Internet for
this to read something about it. And I found this site, where anybody
can get nearest bank, which included to western union system. Here it
is: . You can visit it and look how does it

Then the clerk has told to me is necessary to use control number in
transfer of money (MTCN) . You will receive this number at bank and
you have to give it to me. I need this code, your name, your adress
and your zip code to get money. The clerk has told that without MTCN
it is practically impossible to receive money.

Closest bank where is western union is:
Name of the bank: GAZPROMBANK  
Address of the bank: MAGISTRALNAYA, 2
City: OMSK
zip: 644088
Phone: 73812655869

Its seems all information that you need to send me money is my name
and my surname. You know my name, it is Natalia and my sirname is
Harchikova. Please let me know is this information enough for you?
Please let me know.
I kiss you and hug you, my love!
Forever yours, Natalia

My dearest Natalia:

I did not know you were such a poet. Your words about our love being stronger than trees brought tears to my lonely eyes! I cannot wait until I can hear you whisper those words in my own ears.

I think I have a better idea about how to transfer money. All you need to do is open a PayPal account. I have sent you $2 so that all you have to do is follow the directions. Then we can just send money back and forth over the Internet without having to worry with Western Union. A marvelous idea!

There is one other thing I must ask of you: My friend has been trying to tell me that you are not real, but just someone trying to get money from me. I know that is not the case. I know that our love is strong and eternal and that we shall spend the rest of our days together. But just to set my friend's mind at ease, I would like for you to take a photo of yourself holding a piece of paper with my name written on it. I have included one of myself holding your name to give you an example. If you can do this, that will teach him a lesson.

I grow impatient counting the days until we can meet. I love you dearly.

With all my heart,
-- Richard

May 15

My love Richard!!!
I got your fotos. Thank you very much. You are very nice male. I was
so happy to receive news from you! It's very important for me to
continue communicationg with you to get news about you and to tell
about me. I am very proud for our relations.

Today we have windy weather, a little rain. I do not like such weather. All people seem gloomy at the streets. But I have a
good mood, because I know that there is man at another part of the earth who loves me and who needs me. And who would love to share his
life with me.

Dear Richard! I am very tired to be along. Every night I can't sleep
thinking about you and about us. I have a lots of dreams about you and
bout us. Sometimes I am crying because we are not together. Can I
write you such things? I can't wait till that day when we shall meet.
I dream to be with you soon. Its seems you are that man who I searched
for all my life! And this is so pleasant for me that I found you! I
looking forward for the day of our meeting! I know that it will be the
best and happiness date for us! Every day staiyng here without you is
very hard for me.

Sorry but I cannot use a paypal here. Unique way to receive money here
is western union.

So, I will go home now to make holidays food. My school girlfriend will
go home to Moscow tomorrow morning.  I hope to make celebrate food
for you too, for the day of our meeting.
Yours, Natalia

ps All my photos have been taken by my girlfriend. She is the
photographer. She have a digital camera. Unfortunately she is in
Moscow now, therefore I cannot give you my new photos.

May 17

Why you dont write to me? I sent you my letter but dont get any letter from you! Do you not want to hear me more? I hope it is not so. I hope to hear from you real soon.

Dearest Natalia:

I am sorry I have not written, but I have been busy trying to find answers to our problems.

You see, I am concerned about what you say about not having PayPal because it is an international service and they say that all  you need is to have a bank account.

Also, I am concerned that you do not answer my request about photos. My friend tells me that there are many people on the Internet that will tell lies to try to get money from gullible people and that I should not be a dumbass.

I am not sure what to do. How can we resolve this?

Troubled, but still your love,

May 18

My love Richard
I thought of you during all these days. My love to you has no borders.
You too my dream. That I wanted to tell to you about trust. I love you
and please Do not send me any money if you are not sure in me I am not
going to play with you. You my dream and I want to be with you. I want
to kiss and embrace you and to live with you to help you in all. I
kiss you and I wait for your answer.
Can I ask you: if you do not trust me how I shall trust you??? I cannot
arrive to you
if you do not trust me.

ps Sorry but I have no a bank account. Reception of the account in a
foreign currency goes very slowly here. Unique way to receive money
here is western union.

Dearest Natialia:

I am so sorry if I have said something to make you believe I do not trust you. It's not you  that I don't trust, it is the  Internet.

Let me know how much money you need and I will send it immediately, through Western Union. Or if it would be easier, I can just buy the ticket for you to get here if you can arrange for the visas, etc.

Love Love Love,

-- Richard

May 21

Richard I am very glad to receive your letter and read your ideas, it
is always very pleasant for me because I feel you beside. In your last
letter I have read your desire to help me and to buy the ticket at
home, thank you for understanding and trust, I am very glad that we at
last can make something for our meeting. It very much pleases me
because I dream of our meeting most of all and I wait for this moment
most of all in my life! I think it our destiny to be together and for
me are very interesting your ideas in this occasion . I went to agency
and found out that we can make with the ticket, there to me have told
that there are two variants of registration of the visa and purchase
of the ticket: 1. you buy the ticket at yourself and I receive it here
in this case to me it will be necessary to go to Moscow and to
register this ticket in the Embassy it occupies about 3 months and
trip to Moscow will cost for me about 200 dollars. Then I give this
ticket with the passport to agency for registration of the visa, it
will occupy about 4-5 weeks. 2. Package deal gives agency, it means
that I buy the ticket at them and at once I pay for visa and they
start to make out all necessary documents for my trip to you. They
have contract with embassy therefore the ticket bought at them it is
not necessary to register. All official registration of papers in
agency will occupy about 3 weeks. It is the most convenient way for us
my love. But it is very interesting to me to know that you think about
it because such questions we should solve together because we a single
whole and as the future pair should discuss all. I ask you only about
one let's make it quickly because I cannot without you my patience
exhausted also I am tired from loneliness. I thank you for all that
you have made and will make for us and for that you are with me.


My sweet Natalia:

The job I was counting on to have the money fell through, so I have come up with anew plan. I think the best recourse would be for you to send me the money you have saved up for your air fare and then I can pay the balance on my credit card. Western Union would be ok, I guess, but I would still prefer PayPal if you can open up a bank account.

Please do not despair over this minor setback. It is only a matter of finding the right way to get things done. Since neither of us has any experience in this, we must play it by ear.

But we shall soon be together, my dear one, and have the rest of our lives as man and wife.

Your dearest,

May 29

Dearest Natalia:

So many days pass and I think of you always, yet each day I check my emails and no letter from you. I am very sad. Also, I wait for Western Union to call me and let me know that your funds have arrived, but I get no call. What can possibly be the matter?

Have you found someone else? A Russian man, perhaps? Remember that they are all drunkards and only think of sex. We are soulmates, tried and true. Please do not turn your back on our love.

The only other think I can think of is that you have been in some terrible accident and cannot write to me. Dear God in Heaven how I hope that is not the case.

Please write back soon and let me know the status of your visa application and how we can finish making these arrangements. Please.

Your own true love,
-- Richard