19911993: Mr. Barzykin was MP and Deputy Chairman of City Council of Peoples Deputies of Sochi. 19941998: MP and Deputy Chairman for Legislation and Legal Policy under the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Krai. 19962001: MP and Chairman of the Sochi City Assembly of the first and second convocations. 20012003: Deputy Head of the Krasnodar Krai Administration for development of the Azov and Black Sea coast, sanatoria, resorts and tourism, as well as General Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Azov and Black Sea Coast; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Krasnaya Polyana Plc; organised preparations for creating the tourist and recreational alpine resort Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi.2003: United Russia Party Envoy to the Krasnodar Krai. He spearheaded the regional election headquarters of the party for elections to Russias State Duma. 2004 2008: Member of the Partys General Council. 20032007: MP in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the fourth convocation from United Russia, Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Tourist Services Market.Since 2008: Vice-President of the Russian Union of Tourist Industry. Since 2005: Chairman of the Committee for Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation, Hotel and Resorts at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Since 2013: Chairman of the Commission for Tourism and Hospitality at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Barzykin is an expert of the Coordination Council for implementing the federal target programme "Development of Inland and Inbound Tourism in the Russian Federation (20112018)."He is a member of advisory boards for tourism under the Committee of the Federation Council for social policy, the Russian State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, and the FAS of Russia. He is a member of the editorial and working groups of the Presidium of the Russian Federations State Council.