This invitation is necessary for me to get a visa at the Embassy of the USA in Moscow.
About a five-minute walk from our house is a lake which runs the entire length of our city. We enjoy hiking in the mountains, bicycling, and walking on the beaches. We are good athletes, play tennis and baseball, and exercise regularly. Ivan, 28, 176 cm., Engineer I'd like to hear from ladies anywhere, from ages 18 — 22. My interests are movies, theater, astrology, fishing. Then I went to Novgorod for a week, and at the end- of the summer I took a trip to Moscow with my elder sister. What do you say to spending the winter holidays together? Dear Norman, A small parcel with photographs and slides taken In Rome, as you may remember, is on its way to you. Cramer, I am very sorry for the delay in answering your recent letter with its generous offer of hospitality. The only trouble is that our plans cannot be made to the exact day.
Apart from my schoolwork, my chief interests are volleyball and photography. We are looking forward to offering you hospitality in return for the hospitality you have kindly given us on many occasions. I hope you will find the dates suggested convenient. I shall do my best to call on you at a time you could receive me without upsetting your own time-table. But both of you must promise that you will let me melt into the household as much as I may without presumption.
When you write, don't forget to tell me what your hobbies are. I am taking eight subjects in all, but my favorite ones are chemistry and Russian. We want you to understand that we will see to all your needs while you are with us and to any expenses that may arise. Needless to say, we are looking forward very much to seeing you in January. Brown has informed me of your intention to come to our city in the summer, and this is indeed good news to me. Please let me know on what plane you will arrive and when I may expect you. If I may come on those terms, I shall consider it an honor and pleasure.
Petersburg University, I am majoring in the English language and literature and I also listen to lectures on history, philosophy, linguistics, etc. In some ways September would suit me best, as I have to be away most of the month and would like to have a "watchdog" in the house. Do you think they could let us know if they intend to come by train or by plane? Allow us to hope that we shall have the privilege and the pleasure of receiving you in Moscow one day.
After my lectures I like to play volleyball and tennis, lama member of our University volleyball team, in the evenings I read books or go out fore walk, or go to a movie for relaxation. Minister Kevin Nicholson, Associate Professor John Robinson, Chief Engineer Leonard Cole-man, General Manager Tom Jones). It would be no trouble whatsoever to drive them home. We are expecting you at the beginning of August and are hoping that you may stay until the end of August or longer if you can manage. We should be only too happy to offer you the same hospitality in return.