Russian public, trade union, and political figure, deputy of the State Duma of the 7th and 8th convocation, member of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs since December 6, 2016, member of the United Russia faction.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Svetlana Bessarab 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.