Member of the Committee of the Federation Council on constitutional legislation and state building, representative from the executive body of state power of the Stavropol Territory. Position before election (appointment): Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Stavropol Territory.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Mikhail Afanasov is included in the report "1500 warmongers" compiled by the Free Russia Forum. The report contains the names of Russian public figures, military commanders, members of the parliament, propagandists, artists and athletes who have publicly spoken out in support of Putin's aggression or are directly involved in it. The Free Russia Forum is seeking sanctions against them in the European Union.