>From: “Patti Ann Borgren” <[removed]>
>To: GB-Russia Society
>Subject: GB-Russia Website Query
>Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 08:15:18 -0500
AN URGENT PLEA FROM THE DESK OF PATTI ANN BORGREN
413 Dartmouth Drive O’Fallon, ILLINOIS 62269 USA
618-779-2988-VOICE MAIL AVAILABLE
SEEKING WELL BEING OF MY DEAR DEAR FRIEND IRINA KASHKOVSKAYA AND HER
HUSBAND VALERY, BOTH RUSSIAN CITIZENS. VALERY’S LAST KNOWN EMPLOYER WAS
ALFA BANK IN MOSCOW AND HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO LONDON, SEPTEMBER 2002
**PICTURE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST** 22nd, July 2003 MEMBERSHIP GB RUSSIA
Greetings: My name is Patti Ann Borgren and I have lost contact with a
dear friend of mine, Mrs. Irina Kashkovskaya. Irina and I met 4 ½ years
ago, as she was my Moscow Coordinator from All Way Travel in Moscow. When
I adopted her Honorary Goddaughter Katerina. From Rostov On Don, Russia.
Irina and I kept in touch by e-mail through her husband’s employer in
Moscow and I also wrote to her though none of her letters ever reached me.
I saw Irina again for dinner in February 2001 in Moscow when I adopted my
daughter Shana, from Baku, Azerbaijan. We kept in touch afterwards by
e-mail. Irina called me in October 2001 sad that she would not be in
Moscow when I would be coming through in November 2001. She called me
collect at my request from Moscow on a phone number I no longer have. I
received my last e-mail from her in January 2002.
In March 2002 both my telephone number and e-mail address changed. I sent
this info to Irina in care of her husband’s employer but I never heard
back from her to see if they received it.
My new telephone is a wireless cellular so there is no way Irina could
call me collect on it.
When the tragic incident at the Moscow Theater happened I was frantic
trying to get ahold of Irina to make sure she was okay. Her phone number
was no longer hers. I sent e-mails to her husband’s Valery’s e-mail
address at Alfa Bank in Moscow and it was sent back.
I finally got through to her former employer All Way Travel in Moscow.
They informed me that Irina had left for London sometime in September to
join her husband Valery. That she left no forwarding address or phone
number with them either.
I just want to be reassured that Irina, Valery and their son Nicholas are
safe. They are such dear friends and I would hate to lose them from my
If it is Irina’s decision tot to make contact with me that is fine, I just
want to know she is okay and that she has received my new e-mail address
and phone number. I am more than willing to send her an international
I miss her and think of big blue eyes and all the fun we had shopping in
Moscow. Irina was the first person I met when I arrived in Russia 4 ½
years ago and she was the sweetest, most helpful friend. When I returned
three weeks later from Rostov On Don with Katerina, Irina met me at the
airport with hugs and kisses as if we had been friends forever. That is
how I felt in October 1998 and even more so now.
Thus you can see I am very sad about losing contact.
The last bank Valery Kashkovskaya was employed at was ALFA BANK in Moscow.
I hope that you can help me or refer me to someone who can.
Thank you so very much for your help
Patti Ann Borgren