Latvia’s perceptive, political and economic professional was lost because of Soviet repressions, and also the fact that many such people left at the end of World War II out of concern of the Red Army Latvia’s intake into the USSR and its economic system damaged traditional sectors of the economy. Soviet management and the Soviet lifestyle were enforced on everyone. People from Latvia were deported to Siberia during the Soviet career. There was a general ‘Russification’, and Russians were inspired to move to Latvia. This changed the ethnic structure and social structure of the country.The country that we today call Latvia has long fascinated foreigners – at first, intruders of all kinds, and later travelers and experience seekers. For example, since the 1830s the region adjoining the city of Sigulda has been called the "Switzerland of Vidzeme" by German travelers who in comparison the sandstone banks of Sigulda's Gauja valley with those of the Elba river in Saxony.