Member of the Committee of the Federation Council on constitutional legislation and state building, representative of the executive body of state power of the Astrakhan region. Position before election (appointment): deputy of the Duma of the Astrakhan region of the fifth convocation, chairman of the committee of the Duma of the Astrakhan region on state building, law and order.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Alexander Bashkin 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.