Governor of the Penza region since September 2021, party - United Russia.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Oleg Melnichenko 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.