Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Self-Government and Northern Affairs, representative from the executive body of state power of the Magadan Region. Position before election (appointment): Rector of FSBEI HPE "North-Eastern State University", First Deputy Chairman of the Magadan Regional Duma, Chairman of the Permanent Commission of the Magadan Regional Duma on Regional Issues and Local Self-Government.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Anatoly Shirokov 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.