Graduated from the Faculty of Geography of the Kryvyi Rih Pedagogical Institute in 1993. He specializes in Geography and Biology. He studied at the graduate school of Simferopol State University. He is the Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Associate Professor. Since 2003, he is the head of the Department of Physical Geography, Local History and Tourism of the Kryvyi Rih National University. In the excursionactivity is since 1991. Volodymyr Kazakov started his excursions in the karst caves of the Crimea Mountains - the Marble and Tiger Walking of the mountain Chatyrdah. He is a researcher of the industrial heritage, nature and history of Kryvyi Rih. The author of more than 150 scientific publications. The organizer and the head of courses of guides at Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University.
The developer of many excursion routes, such as «Kryvy Rih - the city of ore and metal», «Industrial Pearl of Ukraine», «The Northern Glow of Kryviy Rih», «Hospitable Central Mining Enrichment Plant», «To the Prospect of the PJSC «South Mining Factory», «Through of the prism of the railway», «Kryvyi Rih - Miner's», «In the Darkness of the Dungeons of the Starodobrovolskyi Mine» and others.
At the moment, Volodymyr Kazakov develops some new excursion routes: «To the Aktovskyi Canyon», «On Visits to Vorontsov and Falts-Feins», «Uranium Kryvbas», «Waves of Kresivskyi Reservoir», «Streets of the Petrivskyi District of Kirovohrad Region», «To the Virgin Steppe of the Kobylna Beam», «At a visit to the mine of O.M. Pol», «Kryvyi Rih – Criminal», «Kryvyi Rih – artistic», «Kryvyi Rih – architectural» and many others.