Petition (петиция) is any short letter any with specific coal, that suggests that some official, administrator, council consider to make certain action, specified in the petition. Often, petitions collect thousands of signatures of persons, who support the petition, join the petition.
Examples of petitions are suggested in the References.
Often, the authors and supporters of a petition assume some good will of the administrator, whom they address.
However, petition sent to the odious dictator also may have sense. After dismissing, the dictator will meet problems insisting, that he did not know about crimes commuted by his companions. (Authors of the petition had informed him, that his administrators commit a crime.)
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-russia-de-occupy-territories-moldova-republic-georgia-and-ukraine/Shb8HNfL WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Demand Russia to de-occupy territories of Moldova, Republic of Georgia, and Ukraine To prevent ongoing occupation of Ukraine and future potential occupations of former Soviet republics, such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Baltic countries, and other, Russian neo-imperial military machine needs to be stopped now. We need to demand Russia to unconditionally withdraw its all armed forces from the territories of Moldova (Transnistria), Georgia (Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region) and Ukraine (Crimea). Until complete de-occupation of all three countries (Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine) happens, total economic embargo on Russia, identical to what Iran, North Korea and other politically similar regimes are experiencing today, should by imposed by the global community. Created: May 07, 2014
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/impose-personal-sanctions-president-russian-federation-vladimir-putin/HlV9qdDZ WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Impose personal sanctions on President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin Beginning on February 26, pro-Russian forces began to gradually take control of the Crimean peninsula. Many of them were widely believed to be Russian military personnel without insignia. On March 1 Vladimir Putin addressed to the Federation Council for permission to use the armed forces of Russia in Ukraine. On March 18 Russia annexed Crimea. On April 17 Russian president Vladimir Putin confirmed Russian involvement in Crimea, remarking that "Of course, Russian servicemen backed the Crimean self-defense forces".Beginning in April on the Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian forces began seizing government buildings including seats of local governance, police stations, and other security facilities. We demand to impose personal sanctions on Mr Putin and Cabinet of Ministers of Russian Federation. Created: May 22, 2014
http://wh.gov/lAE9p WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Create international commission on occupation of Chechnya by Russia and create conditions to restore its independence. People of Chechnya deserve Freedom.// The republic of Chechnya has passed through all legitime steps towards its statehood:// 1. 1990 - the declaration of its sovereignty of the USSR;// 2. 1991 - free, democratic parliamentary and presidential elections, declaration of full independence.// 3. 1992 - a Constitution is adopted, declaring Chechnya a secular and democratic state.// 4. 1994-1997 - first russian aggression and its defeat; in Russian-Chechen peace treaty Chechnya is accorded the status of the Delayed Independence, due to be recognised fully by Moscow in 2002.// 4. 1999 - second russian aggression and occupation of Chechnya.// We demand an investigation of russian violation of Chechen independence and a possibility for Chechens to express their will in a free and democratic plebiscite. Created: May 20, 2014.
https://secure.avaaz.org/ru/petition/Sovet_Bezopasnosti_OON_Priznat_Prezidenta_RF_Putina_VV_voennym_prestupnikom/ Володимир. Украина. Совет Безопасности ООН: Признать Президента РФ Путина В.В. военным преступником. Май 6, 2014.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-president-russian-federation-v-putin-military-criminal/tcBmJ7w1 WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: To recognize the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin as the military criminal Don't close an eye to the events. Your voice is important in fight against the Russian terrorism. Created: Jul 18, 2014
Arreter Poutine, Demand Russia to de-occupy territories of Moldova, Republic of Georgia, and Ukraine, // Designate Russia as state sponsor of terrorism, // Detener a Putin. // Impose personal sanctions on Putin. // Stop Putin