Member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, representative of the executive body of state power of the Irkutsk region. Position before election (appointment): Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation, member of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Andrey Chernyshev 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.