Born on November 1, 1957 in the city of Murashi, Kirov Region. He lived at the Mosinsky junction in the Yuryansky district, in the early sixties he moved with his parents to the regional center of Kirov. He graduated from secondary school No. 16 in Kirov, then from the Kirov Polytechnic Institute with a degree in civil engineering. In 1980-1982 he served in the Soviet army: first in Ukraine near Kharkov, then in southern Kazakhstan, near Alma-Ata.
He came to Vyatka journalism in the mid-70s of the last century, as a student. After serving in the army, from June 1982, he began working in the press on a permanent basis - on the staff of the regional youth newspaper "Komsomolskoye tribe". The main topics of his publications at that time were questions of morality and morality, military-patriotic education.
Since 1990, for more than a quarter of a century, V. S. Bakin has been working in the editorial office of the socio-political newspaper Vyatsky Krai, and since February 2017, in the oldest newspaper in the region, Kirovskaya Pravda.
In his student days, he tries his hand at literary work, is engaged in the literary club "Molodist" at the regional branch of the Writers' Union, participates in the work of regional seminars for young writers, in the All-Union seminars for young writers in Pitsunda. His works began to be published in the collective collections of the publishing houses of Kirov and Moscow, in the popular all-Union publications Soviet Culture and Literary Russia, and in regional newspapers. Today, V.S. Bakin is the author of ten books of prose published in different years in Kirov, Yekaterinburg and Moscow.
As a Russian Orthodox writer, he pays great attention to such a remarkable action of the Vyatka land as the Velikoretsky cross procession known throughout Russia, as well as the history of the construction in the 19th century of the pearl of the city of Vyatka - the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, numerous publications about which constantly appear in the press and have already brought the author of the honorary award and the title of "Vyatka Citizen" (2010).
In 2011, V.S. Bakin became one of the initiators, organizers and active participants in the restoration of a unique temple in his small homeland - the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in the village of Verkhodvorye, Yuryansky District, Kirov Region.
Published in 2013 and republished a year later, the documentary book "On the Great..." at the regional competition "Vyatka Book-2013" was recognized as the best book of the year in the "prose" section, and the author himself was awarded the title "Writer of the Year". The book “On the Great...” was also highly appreciated at the All-Russian level - in January 2014 in St. Petersburg, the author was awarded the title of laureate of the All-Russian Orthodox Literary Prize named after the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, and the following year in Moscow - the International Literary Prize "Imperial culture" named after Professor E. Volodin. In 2016, already in Altai, this book was awarded the Orthodox Literary Prize named after St. Macarius, Metropolitan of Altai.
The book "On the Great..." was also included in the shortlist of the International Slavic Literary Forum "Golden Knight" and the All-Russian Literary Prize named after Pavel Petrovich Bazhov, excerpts from it were published in the all-Russian Orthodox newspaper "Rus Derzhavnaya".
In recent years, his articles and stories have been constantly published in the all-Russian literary magazines Roman-gazeta, Our Contemporary, Moscow, Friendship of Peoples, Sever, Aurora, Forum, and in popular regional publications Circular Bowl" (Ekaterinburg), "Russian Echo" (Samara), "Literary Novgorod" and "Nizhny Novgorod" (Nizhny Novgorod), "Biysk Bulletin" (Altai Territory), "Litera" (Republic of Mari El), "Vyatka Literary » Kirov.
V. S. Bakin has been a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia since 1984, a member of the Writers' Union of Russia since 2003, a member of the board of the regional branch of the Union of Writers of the Russian Federation.