Alex was born in Latvia within a family of people later on became non-citizens. Therefore he is a non-citizen himself.
He is cheerful and optimistic. He is one of the scarce number of people here in Latvia that give you a smile as soon as you see him – at least people I have met and come across so far.
He is about to apply for citizenship because he says: “I do not have to do the military service and I have established myself in the private business.
Now I feel it is the right time to do so, since I can devote some time into naturalising and I have worked on my future too. I did not feel the need to become a citizen before.”
Although his infectious character and positive attitude towards life, Alex does not take for granted the current situation of non-citizens in Latvia.