I began to get acquainted with textbooks, and it turned out that during the years of independence, Latvia has not published anything! All textbooks of the Latvian language, literature, dictionaries - all from the Soviet Union! Comparing with the legacy of Soviet Latvia, I saw that our modern linguists, folklorists, cultural scientists cannot come close to what their colleagues in the USSR did. But this is a great value. So I understood, at what high level the Latvian culture was in the Union, it was respected, given freedom of development. Today, our culture is not, it was replaced by a Euro-American.
... People leave Latvia in thousands: there is no home for them, there is no work and no faith in the future. For our little people, this is a tragedy. Once we flew into space and sang songs on Ligo, now we wash the dishes in London and we think if we can feed at least one child.
... I am almost 40, I am quite a famous musician and from the experience of past years I want to say that it’s bad - no, very bad - that the Soviet Union no longer exists. You begin to appreciate the lost with time and experience, noticing with your own eyes the fullness of the loss.