On March 21, 2014, Belaventsev was appointed Presidential envoy (Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District) of the newly created Crimean Federal District. His appointment coincided with the formation of the new federal district. Belaventsev is considered politically close to the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.
- Путин назначил полпредом президента РФ в Крымском федеральном округе Олега Белавенцева, Itar-Tass, March 21, 2014.
- Regulation of the President of the Russian Federation of March 21, 2014
- Главой "Славянки" назначен Олег Белавенцев, человек из команды министра обороны Сергея Шойгу, DP.ru, December 21, 2012.
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