Latvia would gain by Russian cooperation with Western countries, particularly with the USA, Foreign Minister Indulis Berzins told journalists Friday. "All countries will gain by Russian partnership with the West, including Latvia as a part of Western world and, simultaneously, a frontier country between Russia and the European Union, between Russia and NATO," he said. Growing partnership between Russia and the USA, manifested in the visit of Vladimir Putin, is welcomed also by other Latvian politicians. "This cooperation should result in restructuring international relations and a new system of security and stability in the world being established," leader of the left-wing opposition movement "For human rights in united Latvia", member of the Parliament, ex-minister of Foreign Affairs Janis Jurkans, told RIA Novosti correspondent .
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign