On 31 October 2005 president of the RFE/RL and a recipient of the Latvian Three Star Order finished his assignement. In his letter to the Ambassador of Latvia Iveta Šulca, Mr Dine describes his tenure as the president of RFE/RL as a "sensational, exhiliarating eight-year period".
Mr Dine writes that he will always remember Latvia and its president Vaira Vīķe – Freiberga, who in May 2002 visited RFE/RL's broadcast center in Prague to present the award and express support for RFE/RL
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