In December of this year published a memoir of the former President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers. This book is written in Russian and is called «this is who I am!». One Chapter is dedicated to the memories of the current President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, which at the period served in the KGB.
As told in an interview with Latvian politician, he decided to turn to Russian-speaking audience, as after the release of the Latvian edition of his memoir, I realized that «life cannot be divided into two parts». «The President, by his own admission, wanted «to break the wall of mistrust and misunderstanding,» which still divides Russians and Latvians, and to «support the self-consciousness of the Latvian people».