Vadim was born in Simcow, Russia in 1969 to Darya Romanova and Joseph Romanov. Vadim never showed leadership skills as a child, he preferred to have everyone do everything for him. Until one of the maids working at the Romanov household told Vadim he was going to have to do everything one day. This made Vadim feel a lot more powerful, and became a politician.
He met Nina Chernova, a figure skater, at the Olsimpics in 2014 in Simchi.