Activists of the European Russian Alliance are certain that the Russian language has a legal right to be used as an EU official language. Russian-speaking EU residents make their home in different EU countries. They are due to launch a campaign in EU nations to collect signatures in support of the Russian language. One million signatures are needed for the European Commission to consider the issue. The Alliance Chairperson, a Latvian European Parliament deputy, Tatyana Zhdanyuk, has briefed the Voice of Russia correspondent on prospects for the Russian language in Europe.