Vladimir Myshkin began playing hockey in 1972 with Olimiya Kirovo-Chepetsk, but joined Krylya Sovetov Moskva later that year, playing with them until 1979, although he had a short spell with Kristall Saratov in 1976. With Krylya Sovetov Myshkin won a Soviet title in 1974 and the European Champions Cup in 1975. From 1979-90 Myshkin played with Dynamo Moskva and won his second Soviet title with them in 1990. Myshkin finished his playing career in 1990-91, playing in Finland with Lukko Rauma. Internationally Myshkin played 87 games with the Soviet team. At first from 1978-84 he was the second goaltender behind the great Vladislav Tretyak, but after Tretyak’s retirement in 1984, Myshkin was briefly the Soviet top goaltender, but left the national team after the 1985 season. He was called back to the Soviet team in 1989 and played with them until his retirement from sports in 1991, again as a back-up goaltender behind Sergey Mylnikov and Andrey Trefilov. With the Soviet team Myshkin won Olympic gold (1984) and silver (1980), was World champion six times (1979, 1981-83, 1989-90) and European champion seven times (1979, 1981-83, 1985, 1989, 1991). He also won bronzes at the 1985 and 1991 World Championships and silver at the 1990 European Championships. In 1979 Myshkin helped win the Challenge Cup between the Soviet Union and NHL All-Stars and in 1981 was on the winning Canada Cup team, also winning a bronze at the 1984 Canada Cup. After his sporting career Myshkin worked as a coach of HC Davos from 1994-99. In the 2000s Myshkin worked as a goaltender coach with Dynamo Moskva and CSKA Moskva and later was the coach of Vityaz Chekhova.