VN Baranov was born on June 11, 1939 in Moscow. In 1965 he graduated with a degree in MIIGAiK "astronomical-geodesy", in 1974 he graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Institute of Electrical Communication (VZEIS) majoring in "Radio".
In 1970 he defended his thesis, and in 1992 defended his doctoral dissertation.
In MIIGAiK graduate student at the Department of Astronomy and Space Geodesy (1966-1969 gg.), Assistant of the Department (1970-1975 gg.), Associate professor (1976-1993 gg.), Professor (1994-1998 biennium).
In 1998, he joined the GOOSE, Professor of Geodesy and Geoinformatics GOOSE (1998-2000.) Head of the Department of Geodesy and geoiformatiki GOOSE (2000-present).
He is the author of 6 inventions.
Proceedings VN Baranova include more than 70 scientific and educational publications, received recognition among scientists and experts in the field of geodesy.