Russian politician, deputy of the State Duma of the sixth and eighth convocation from the Communist Party. Member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation since 2008.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Nikolai Vasilyev 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.