Russian politician. Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the 5th, VI, VII, and VIII convocations, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, member of the Communist Party faction.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Yuri Afonin 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.