Lyudmila Durnitsina/ Raisa Popova (Saratov, Russia)She originally contacted me on a site call [email protected] on 1/24/02 and invited me to return email to [email protected] We have been corresponding since even today. Shes a patient lady....just asked for money. $290 for visa, medical exam, interview, registration, passport, money for expenses. Ive been suspicious right along but couldnt get much information. When I asked for an address I was give scrambled info and no postal code. I ask several times she just sent it to me. I will enclose a few of her exchanges. What got me here was a site called flowers-to-russia.com I thought I would send her something to verify the address information. They sent me a message back in less than a half hour telling me they didnt believe it was a real address I should check this black list site. Sure enough shes here. I dont know what to do with her at this point she doesnt know I know. Ill check further with this site and see. Enclosed is a few emails and photos Thanks so much for this site....saved me a ton. Youll see her English has gotten much better with practice. If I can be of any further assistance please ask. Gaetano J Antonelli [email protected] # 1
Hi, my dearest friend Gaetano! I am writing you from Russia. I have seen your picture and decided to use my chance to get acquainted with you. I know that somewhere in this world lives my second half . And Internet is a good way to find him. So why not to try to get to know each another? I believe that I need to tell you more about myself. My name is Lyudmila. My height is for about 168 cm and weight is for about 58 kg. I was born on July 8,1974. To have a better idea of my appearance you can look at my picture which is attached to this letter. I want to apologize for some mistakes in my letter. You see, I am not very good at English but I am studying it hard myself and hope to prove my knowledge someday. As for my family, I am an only child in my family. I have neither sisters no brothers. My parents are divorced for long time already. My father left us when I was still a little girl and I havent seen him since that time. It is really very sad and I am always very upset thinking about it. So I am looking for the person who will be a reliable husband, friend, lover for me and who loves children because I adore children and would like to have a happy, friendly family and our children to live in the atmosphere of joy and happiness. It is my dream to create my own family and to present all my love , care and tenderness to my future husband and children. I have many interests and I will tell you about it in brief. Well, I cant imagine my life without music. I get up with music and go to bed with it.J I always listen to music when I do something at home and it helps me to be in a high spirit. I like everything from classical to modern music. Usually it depends on my mood. From modern foreign music, I prefer Elton John, Madonna, Joe Cocker, Houston, etc. I always try to find some time during the day to read a book. Usually I do it before going to bed. I prefer Russian classics, such as Pushkin, Lermontov, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevski and many others. I have re-read them many times already and every time I take one of these books, it is like I am reading it for the first time. I am sure you have heard about these writers. Sometimes I dont mind to read something from the modern literature, detective stories or novels. I do it just for fun. Sport is a great part of my life. I go to the gym twice a week and also do aerobics. It helps me to be in a good shape and in a high spirit. When I am training, I forget about all problems and hardships in my life. I love my friends a lot and I have many of them. They are all very different and it is always a great pleasure to see them. Sometimes we go to the night clubs but do it seldom because it is rather expensive for me. We like just to walk around the town and talk about different things. We often go to visit each another, it so nice to sit at home with a cup of hot tea in the cold winter evening. We often go to the cinema and enjoy our time there. When I watch a movie, it is like I am getting to that unusual for me world full of emotions, passion, love and tenderness. You see I am very romantic and I like romantic dinners with the candles, surprises, night walks under the stars and many, many another things and some day I hope to experience all these with my beloved man. Well, I will close here for today and leave something for tomorrowJ I am waiting impatiently for your reply and hope to get to know as much as possible about you. I really like you and have very serious intentions. So feel free to ask me everything you are interested in. Take care and have a good day! Hope to hear from you very soon. Bye! Lyudmila Letter #2
Sunshine!!!!!!! One more day without you. Only your letters help me not to be sad. Today I am going to visit aunt Sveta. Mom cant go with me, she needs to work. And after I finish my work, I will go to see her. She still didnt recover and I worry about her a lot. She is not a young girl and she needs my care. I am in a low spirit today, you are far from me and there are so many problems. There is one more thing which upsets me, I already told you that the service of the Internet cafe is rather expensive and I cant write you long letters any more. I still havent got my salary and I almost dont have money. It upsets me very much. I hate this situation. Money is nothing. But at the same time we cant live without it. I wish I could have much money to write as much as I can and as often as I wish. But alas! Ok, lets close this sad topic. I really need to go, dear. I miss you badly. Tomorrow I will go to the church and will pray for you and for us. And I will thank the God that I have you in my life now. Thank you. My address: Durnitsina Lyudmila, Russia, Saratov, Pushkins street 39-45. Kisses and hugs, Your one and only. Lyudmila. Letter # 3
Hi, honey Gaetano! It is amazing to get your letter again!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you badly, honey. I love you so much. I cant be apart from you, it is so hard. You are my life, I want to hug you so much, to feel your warmth, to look into your eyes, to feel myself happy and safe near you. I am sure everything will be Ok and the destiny will work for us and we will be happy together. I often think about us and try to imagine our life together. Sometimes I feel you so near and close to me. I even feel you on the distance. I feel when you are in a high spirit and when you are sad. I am happy when you are happy. I want to be with you so much and I though about the ways for us to be together. So I tried to do something for us and decided to go to the Embassy to check what I need to come to you. So, to come to your country I need to make some paper work and to get visa. It will take some time, of course, and to pick up many documents from my side. But I will do everything which depends from me. But there is one thing which upsets me very much. You see, I need to pay for getting visa. And you know that my salary is too small for it. I dont want to complain but you know that I have a difficult financial situation here. I have a great desire to come to you, to see you at last and only money separate us from each another. I love you so much, honey and I dont want to lose you. Nobody can help me with it. Of course, I could ask my Mom to help me but she doesnt have such money though she would like to help us. I am honest and sincere with you. I hope that you understand me and that you will do it for me. I already gave some papers to them and they made a file for me. All I need now is to pay them money. So it will be, $45 for visa and $30 for registration, also I need to pay for medical exams - it will be $90, $60 for the interview, and I need to get a foreign passport, it will cost for about $50 and for some another expenses I may have. So in general I will need for about $290. You have to send the money by Western Union. You need to send me your full name, address, amount of money and the control number. You need my full name and address, so here it is Durnitsina Lyudmila, Russia, Saratov, Pushkins street 39-45. Honey, I will need to pay them in a week, so, please, try to send them this week. I really hope that you understand my situation. I want to see you very much but without your help I cant do it just because I dont have such money. Money is nothing but they help to overcome all the difficulties on our way to each another. Sorry, dear, if it upsets you. I just think that we need to trust each another and to share everything. Hope that you agree with me. Just imagine that in short time we could be together. And there is only one problem now which can be solved with your help, dear. I love you so much, you are the best in my life and our meeting could be the happiest event for us. Miss you badly honey and waiting impatiently for your soon reply. Yours forever Lyudmila.