Brīvības vārdā: Latvijas prezidente Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
Book | Latvia
English title: In the Name of Freedom: President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Keyword(s): Vaira Vike-Freiberga | President of Latvia | researcher on Latvian folklore | psychologist | escape from Soviet occupation
Languages(s): English – Latvian
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Biography of the first Latvian woman President. Born in Latvia, spent most of her life as a refugee in Germany, Morocco and Canada, made there an academic career as psychologist, turned to the research on Latvian folk-songs. After the collapse of USSR she returned to Latvia and served two terms as President, while being the most popular one. The author describes motivation and goals of the President’s activities including her visit to the conference Women and Democracy (Reykjavik, 1999) and her speech there; difficulties and achievements in her position as the President.