Though being born in Riga, current president of Latvia Republic Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga lived mostly abroad, and before elected, she lived in Latvia quite little. But she didn’t lose her roots and always stayed a patriot of her native land, striving for the Lettish language and culture and fighting for the national self-consciousness of the Latvian people. That is why her being elected only a year after coming back to Latvia cannot be called luck. Her being re-elected for the second term also proves objectiveness in the life of a professor in a number of Latvian and Canadian universities, the author of eight books and hundreds of articles Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. The president of Latvia Republic was born on December 1st in 1937 , and already in a month her father died. At the age of seven, on December 31st in 1944, as the Soviet occupation of Latvia began, her family emigrated to Germany where she lived in a refugee camp in Lubeck until 1948. Here she finished Latvian primary school. Then her family spent ten years in Marocco where Vaira attended French school and college.