Vadim Igorevich Artemiev obtained a higher economic education at the Almaty Institute of National Economy (1962-1972), specializing in planning economics, management organization. Then he graduated from the Ministry of Internal Affairs Academy (Academy of MIA) of the USSR (1976-1979). At the Academy he also graduated from the People's University of Culture (1976-1978), specializing in Cinema, Theater, Music and Fine Arts.
Vadim Igorevich started his career as a turner, then as a fitter at the Mechanical Plant named after Kirov in Almaty (1963-1964). In 1964 he was drafted into the Armed Forces, served in the Southern Group of Forces as a scout of the motorized rifle regiment, was secretary of the Komsomol organization, participated in the flood clean-up operation in Czechoslovakia and Hungary. After demobilization from 1967 to 1968 Vadim Igorevich worked as an auto mechanic in the Hungarian Republic, and in parallel as an artist.
After graduation, Vadim Igorevich became engineer of the Ministry of Highways (1968-1970), then a senior financier in the Ministry of Assembly and Special Construction Works (1970-1972). In 1972 he came to the agencies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. He became lieutenant colonel of internal service. His last place of military service was the Center for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation. The unit he headed was one of the best in the country. In 1994, having retired, Vadim Igorevich became the president of Financial-Industrial Group “Lefort-Invest”, a member of the Board of Directors of the bank, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plant of Counting and Analytical Machines named after Kalmykov V.D.
Vadim Igorevich was elected academician of the International Academy of Information Processes and Technologies (1996).