Alexey Konstantinovich Volin was born on January 31, 1964 in Leningrad. In 1986 he graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree of “Orientalist historian, referent-translator of the Indonesian language”.
In 1986-1989, he worked in the Joint Editorial Office for South-East Asia within the main editorial office for Asia of the Novosti Press Agency, known by its Russian acronym as APN. Alexey Volin consecutively held the positions of junior editor-trainee, junior editor, editor, and senior editor. In 1990-1991, he was Deputy Chief of the APN Bureau in Jakarta (Indonesia), Deputy Head of the Information Department of the USSR Embassy in Indonesia. Since 1992 - Editor, Special Correspondent, First Deputy General Director of the General Directorate of Information, RIA Novosti. In 1996, he became Head of the Delovaya Rossia (Business Russia) TV channel. In 1996-1998, Alexey Volin ran the Media Department and was First Deputy Head of the Public Relations Department of the Russian Presidential Executive Office. Since 1998 - Head of the Government Information Department of the Government of the Russian Federation. 1998-2000 - Chairman of the Board of RIA Novosti and concurrently First Deputy Chairman of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK). In 1999, he took part in organizing the Rosinformcenter to coordinate information activities targeted on Chechnya. Since 2000 he was Deputy Head of the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. In 2003, Alexey Volin put together the group that built the Medialogia information service. In 2003-2007, he served as President of the Rodionov Publishing House. In 2007, he was General Director of the Amedia Film Company. In 2008-2010, he produced four serials on historical themes. In 2011-2012, Alexey Volin was President of A3 LLC, one of Russia’s pioneer companies engaged in online payment for utilities.
From July 2012 to October 2020, Alexey Volin served as Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. Не was responsible for the digitalization of Russian television and shutdown of analog broadcasting.
On June 28, 2021, he was appointed Director General of Russian Satellite Communications Company.
He was awarded the Order of Honor, the Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation and the Medal of Merit for contribution to information security. On three occasions, Alexey Volin received Certificates of Commendation from the President of Russia. He is an Honorary Radio Operator of the Russian Federation.