Here’s the third or fourth letter I received from “Viktoriya”
She asked me to send her 240 USD a few emails after this one. I googled parts of the letter below and it led me to this site!
Hello , I am so glad I have you in my life and I have an opportunity to come to the Internet cafe and talk to you… I am not really in a good spirit today. I had a very bad conflict at work. Some people here in Russia think that if they have lots of money they can do and say everything they want. I had a conflict with one very rich woman at work. She didn’t like the quality of the clothes. And was so rude with me. But I am just a shop-assistant. I am not the owner and I just sell things.
Sometimes I feel that I am very tired from my life in Russia. I have nothing. I rent a very small apartment and can’t afford anything better. I get a very small salary and prices increase here every year. But salaries are still the same. I was shocked when I get to the store to buy some food yesterday. They increased prices again for milk products. Milk costs about one US dollar which is too much. For-example, my salary is 120 US dollars a month. And a half of it I pay for the apartment. And what is left I spend for food. Very seldom I can afford myself to buy something from clothes. Therefore I wish to leave to live in other country. Therefore I save money for a trip. I am just tired from a hard life here. And I want to move to a foreign country. I want to get another education, to find a good job there. That is why I am trying to get a student visa. I haven’t decided yet what University I am going to come to. I am still searching information. I would like it to be close to you. I am doing the paperwork now. And as they told me my visa would be ready in a month. But I don’t know the exact dates. It is just the way things are done here. As soon as I know everything, I will let you know.
I want to have a more stable life for me and my future family. And what is more important I want have a strong man near me and to have a comfortable life for us. So I am trying to save money any way I can for my trip and studies. Please, forgive me for writing this to you. But I need to talk to you. It is sometimes so hard to be just by myself. And sometimes I need a strong shoulder and a friend to cry and to get an advice. I know that you are a very understanding person. So, please, try to understand me. You are my friend and I trust you. Now I shall go to a bathroom. I like to lay in bathing with foam. It would be great to take a bath together. It is very relaxing. And I think it is rather romantic. PLease,let me know what you think of this. Write me your thoughts and your dreams. Viktoriya.