Roman Nikolayevich Markin was born in 1974 in the city of Znamenka (Ukraine). When he was two years old he moved with his parents to the city of Polyarnyy (Murmansk Region). He went to school in the city of Velikiy Ustyug (Vologda Region).
Roman is a creative person, a man of many talents. He has worked as a flour bolter and a hairdresser, a roofer and an auto mechanic, an interior finisher and a portrait photographer. He likes drawing, reading and playing the piano, saxophone, violin, balalaika and guitar.
Roman met his future wife, Svetlana, up North. They married on 23 November 2001. Svetlana studied choreography, make-up, baking and cooking. Their older daughter, Marina, is a prospective veterinarian; she loves animals and enjoys riding horses. When the younger daughter, 16-year-old Violetta, was only one and a half years old, she learned her letters and numbers from the Bible, since the whole family is deeply religious. Svetlana and Roman began to study the Bible in 2002 and later became Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The friendly Markin family enjoys skating and skiing, swimming, games of skill and board games, singing, dancing and socialising with their fellow believers.