Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, representative of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Sakhalin Region. Position before election (appointment): head of the surgical department - surgeon of the State Budgetary Healthcare Institution of the Sakhalin Region " Uglegorsk Central District Hospital", deputy of the Sakhalin Regional Duma of the seventh convocation.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Yuri Arkharov 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.