Vasiliy Panin was born on October 19, 1935 in Khokhol, Khokholskiy rayon, Voronezhskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Vasiliy Stepanovich Panin. He was a director and writer, known for Pevuchaya Rossiya (1986), At the Dawn of Our Youthful Years (1997) and Noch na kordone (2001). He died on July 2, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.