Member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, representative of the executive body of state power of the Orenburg region. Position before election (appointment): Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the sixth convocation, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Elena Afanasyeva 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.