Russian road cyclist who representing The Katusha World Tour team. Was born 25.06.1988 in Ishim (Tyumen Region). In first years of his career was one of most succesful riders in italian youth races. He has taken 7th place at UCI Road World championships (U23) in 2008. In the 2009 season he won 1 stage of Girobio and was 8th in GC.
Also he has taken 3rd podium place at Russian National championships and UCI World championships (u23). He begun his 1st professional season in Katusha and represented Russian team at Criterium Dophine, Tour of Austria and others 1.HC and WT races. He became of the strongest Russian climbers.
In the second season in Katusha he participated in Tour de France and made a lot of attacks in the mountains. His first victory in Katusha has been won in Australia when Silin was strongest in breakaway group due Stage4 of Herald Sun Tour. After that he joined The Astana ProTeam, but he returned to Katusha before 2014 season.