BIOGRAPHY OF LEONID A. BULANOV
Leonid A. Bulanov is a known scientist and international public figure, the founder of scientific osteopathy in Russia. He was born in Moscow in the family of two engineers, his father was an engineer in construction and his mother was a technology engineer. His grandfathers on the maternal and paternal sides were priests.
Leonid A. Bulanov has a higher medical education in two areas: he holds a Diploma in General medicine and a second Diploma in Psychology. He is a licensed doctor and holds doctor’s certificates in neurology, orthopedics and traumatology, manual therapy. He is also a chiropractor with doctor’s certificate and holds a title of a «Doctor of the highest category» in this field.
Leonid A. Bulanov is a founder and a director of «Scientific-research medical clinic of manual therapy and osteopathy» («NILKHO»), which turned 20 years old on December 10, 2011. In connection with the 11th anniversary the clinic was awarded the Dashkova Medal by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In connection with the anniversary the clinic has established a chest mark the «20th anniversary NILKHO» and the sign of the clinic. For its scientific, medical and social achievements the clinic was awarded the Hippocrates medal by Awards Committee of the Russian Federation, as well as multiple certificates, letters of appreciation and diplomas.
Leonid A. Bulanov is a member of the Scientific Council of the clinic «NILKHO», the chief-editor of websites www.osteopat.ru, www.chiropractic.ru, www.kiropractic.ru, and www.bulanov.ru. He has an MD degree and a Ph.D. in medical sciences at the European University. Dr. Bulanov is a professor, a corresponding-member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, an academician of the IASP (a member of the Presidium of the Academy), an academician of the MAANOI, a corresponding member of the MADEMN, a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and a Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the European Academy of Natural Sciences (EANS, Hannover, Germany) and the European University, an academician of EANS (together with holding the highest scientific title of the Academy — the European Senator of EANS and having a tape of the Academy and the Senator star), a honorary academician of the Boniface Academy (Anagni, Italy), an academician of the International Academy for Economic and Social Studies (Rome, Italy), a Honorary Scientist of Rome, an academician of the African-Eurasian Academy of Natural Sciences (Conakry), an advisor to the President of the National Academy of Public Security (OANB, Moscow), a chairman of the Medical Research Council of OANB, the first vice-president and a member of the Council of International corporation «Alpha Biznesgarant» established by the veterans of «Alpha» anti-terror organization, which is represented in 47 regions of the Russian Federation. European Union of the Knights had nominated him to the title of Baron (European title of nobility) for the achievements in science. Currently Leonid A. Bulanov has a mantle of Baron and a heraldic coat of arms (the emblem of a lion, snake, sword and shield, bow and arrows, symbols of Christianity and medicine) (according to the last version of the year 2014).
Leonid A. Bulanov is a full member of the international public organization «Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society» (IOPS) (the Society was established in 1882 and since 2007 is headed by the former Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation S. Stepashin and by Chairman of the Honorary Members of IOPS His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia), a member of the scientific and international sections of IOPS, a member of the Moscow branch of IOPS, a Chairman of the Cyprus branch of IOPS (Larnaca, Cyprus), which was established according to the decision of The General Meeting of IOPS held in 2009, and a Chairman of the Board of the Cyprus branch of IOPS, as well as the chief-editor of the website www.cyprusippo.ru.
Leonid A. Bulanov was involved in organization, preparations and signing of the twinning between the cities of the Russian Federation and Republic of Cyprus as well as between the cities of the Russian Federation and Palestine.
On May 11, 2012 an agreement was signed on the twinning between the cities of Vladimir (Russia) and Larnaca (Republic of Cyprus). In connection with this event a commemorative medal, a postal stamp from the German post office and the book «Twinning Larnaca and Vladimir» in English and Russian languages accompanied by a DVD-movie were issued.
On February 15, 2013 the town twinning agreement was signed in Bethlehem (Palestine) between Bethlehem and Vladimir (Russia). In honor of this event a commemorative medal and a post stamp of German post were issued as well as the book «Twinning Bethlehem and Vladimir» (in English and Russian languages) was published.
On September 27, 2014 the town twinning agreement between Ayia Napa (Agia Napa, Republic of Cyprus) and Ivanovo (Russia) was signed. In connection with this event a commemorative medal and a postal stamp from the German post office were issued.
As an organizer Prof. Bulanov was awarded the Medal of the city of Larnaca by Mayor of Larnaca, the Medal of the city of Vladimir, a Diploma and a Letter of appreciation by Mayor of Vladimir, by a Diploma and a Letter of appreciation by Mayor of Ivanovo. Also he was appointed an advisor on international affairs by Mayor of the city of Vladimir.
Leonid A. Bulanov is a member of the Board of the International public organization Association of the cultural and business cooperation and friendship with the people of Greece and Cyprus «Philia» (AKDS «Philia»). He was awarded by the Medal «50 years of Greek-Russian friendship» and the Medal «50 years of Russian-Cyprus Friendship».
Since 2013 Leonid A. Bulanov is a member of the International public organization «International cooperation of public associations — Societies for Friendship with Foreign Countries» and Russian Association of International Cooperation. He is also a full member of the International Police Association.
Leonid A. Bulanov has government (including Medals «Zhukov» and «300 years of the Russian Navy»), scientific, public, departmental, international as well as Russian Orthodox Church awards. He possesses more than 80 awards , medals, plaques and signs, among which are the Order of Lomonosov Grade II, the Order of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the Order of Yuri Andropov, the Order of Zhukov, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the Order of the Golden star «For Service to the arts», the Order of Pirogov, the Order of Peter the Great Grade I, the Order of St. Anne Grade II (full bow), the Order of Hippocrates Grade II, the Order «For the contribution to science», the Order «Star of Peace and Friendship» I and II Grades, the Order «For the glory of the Fatherland», the «Silver star» of the European Academy, a Cross of EANS (for the services to the Academy), the Order of the Alexander von Humboldt, the Order of Baron Alexander von Stieglitz, the Medal of Vladimir Vernadsky, the German award «For honor and morality», the Medal «Maria Pavlovna Romanova» with the wording as to an outstanding academician of EANS and in connection with the 400th anniversary of the history of the Romanov dynasty. He is also awarded the academic, public, international and departmental diplomas, certificates and letters of appreciation.
Scientific and medical work of Prof. Leonid Bulanov was praised by Marshals of the Soviet Union S.L. Sokolov, V.G. Kulikov, D.T. Yazov, V.M. Mikhalkin, who awarded him with Orders and Medals, diplomas and certificates with the words «For the treatment and return to the military regime of servicemen».
Leonid A. Bulanov possesses Awards by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and the Russian Orthodox Church handed at the Holy Land. His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, presented Leonid Bulanov with the silver icon «The Resurrection of Christ» and a book, His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and all Cyprus, – with a book with an inscription in red ink, The Most Reverend Chrysostomos, Metropolitan of Kition (Larnaca), – with the icons «St. Lazarus» and «St. Chrysostom», His Eminence Most Reverend Athanasios, Metropolitan of Cyrene – with a book with a dedication and the icon «Kykkos Monastery Virgin Mary», His Eminence Metropolitan Eulogius of Vladimir and Suzdal – with an icon and a book, The Most Reverend Metropolitan Vasilios of Constantia and Ammochostos – with the icon «Virgin the Agia Napa» and the sign of the metropolis.
Prof. Bulanov is the Laureate of Y. Andropov Prize for the social achievements in the field of scientific medicine and the Prize of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the winner of the N.I. Pirogov Prize and a nominee for the «State Premium of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology 2010-2011». He was awarded the Yuri Gagarin Medal, the Sergej Korolev Medal and the Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Medal by the Cosmonautics Federation of Russian Federation. Prof. Bulanov is also the Laureate of the premium «Gold Hercules, International Award of Knights» (Malta) and the Premium of Saint Elizabeth. He possesses the Letter of appreciation and the Blessing of His Holiness Pope Francis.
In addition to the scientific and medical practice in the «NILKHO» clinic Prof. Bulanov devotes his time to popularization of methods of treating musculoskeletal system disorders such as chiropractic, osteopathy and manual therapy, neurology and orthopedics. With this purpose he regularly appeared on television and radio in health and medical programs, and for 11 years he was the author and the moderator of the TV program «Secrets of longevity», which run on several TV channels (TVC, MI, DTV) from 1996 to 2005. From 1996 to 1999 Prof. Bulanov also wrote and moderated the TV program «Qi-gong and osteopathy» on TV channel «ST».
As a research consultant, Leonid A. Bulanov is a regular contributor to magazines such as: «Science and religion» — column «School of Dr. Bulanov», «Your doctor», «AIF health», «Family doctor», «Lisa», «Otdohni», «Doctor’s advice», in newspapers «Sobesednik», «Spetsnaz», the anthology «Lubyanka» and many others.
Leonid A. Bulanov is a member of the main Editorial Board and the main Military History Council of the multivolume edition of fundamental work «The Military History of the Russian State», which is blessed by the His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Prof. Bulanov is also a member of the personnel reserve of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Prof. Bulanov is a member of the Commission and a member of the Presidium of the military history of the people of the East of Association of Orientalists of Russia (section Healing and Martial arts of the East), as well as a member of the Association of military historians of the Russian Academy of Science.
Since 1979, Leonid Bulanov is engaged in martial arts: Japanese karate, Chinese Kung-fu, Korean Taekwondo as well as in Russian Sambo. He has many published articles, books and films about the healing and martial arts of the East. He received 7th Dan black belt in karate and an honorary black belt 5th Dan in Taekwondo.
Prof. Bulanov is an author of two patents describing his inventions in the field of orthopedics: RU2075969 «Method for the treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine and/or concomitant diseases of the spine and joints of the upper and lower extremities» and RU2075968 «Method for the treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine». He wrote a variety of medical scientific monographs, popular science books (18 books, 30 published scientific papers), scientific articles (100 articles, more than 3,000 articles in the media) and the unique guides on complex methods of treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which are published in Russia and abroad. His published work includes books «Manual therapy and self-care for diseases of the joints and spine» (this book was published 8 times in Russian, Greek, English), «Introduction to osteopathy and folk manual therapy», «Chiropractic; Secrets of longevity» volume 1, «Manual Therapy; The source of health» volume 2, (all published by the publishing house «Medicine»), «Treatment of the spine and joints; Traditional and non-traditional methods», «Healthy spine; The source of harmony and longevity», «Spine and joints; Treatment and disease prevention» in 3 volumes (all published by the publishing house AST), «Massage and other treatments of the spine», «Diseases of the spine and joints. Methods of treatment» in 2 volumes (all published by publishing house «Eksmo»), «Treatment of the spine and joints. Longevity and Health» (series «Library of Dr. Bulanov»), «Improvement with oriental practices (including a DVD)» (series «Library of Dr. Bulanov») (both published by the publishing house «Piter»), «Achieving vertices of medical and combat skills» published by the publishing house «Nikosia»; «Self-care for disorders of the spine and joints» published under the aegis of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences section of the military history and theory, «Twinning Larnaca and Vladimir» (published in English and Russian, Vladimir 2013), «Twinning Bethlehem and Vladimir» (published in English and Russian, Vladimir 2014).
Prof. Bulanov is known as the author of medical, educational films: «Qi-Gong and Doctor’s Bulanov osteopathy» (1996, in Russian and Greek), «Doctor’s Bulanov Osteopathy and folk manual therapy» (1997), «Chiropractic and osteopathy; 80 minutes with doctor Bulanov» (1998, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences). The latter several times became the winner of the television contests. In 2011 the film «Healing and martial arts of the East» (2010) was awarded the Ilya Mechnikov Honorary Medal for the promotion of healthy lifestyle by the Council of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. The sequel movie «Healing and martial arts of East II» is planned for 2014. To mark the event of twinning Larnaca and Vladimir the commemorative film «Twinning Larnaca and Vladimir» was created in 2013 in English and Russian.
Prof. Bulanov is the author of Medical CD «Music of Meditation» with meditation music (2 disks: «Yin» and «Yang»).
Books of Prof. Bulanov are sold in Russia, countries of Commonwealth of Independent States and abroad, translated into the different languages of the world (Greek, English, French).
State Councilor of the first class,
Major-General, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
Zolotarev V. A.
President of International Corporation «AlphaBiznesgarant» of the Association of Veterans of the anti-terror organization «Alpha»,
Chairman of the Moscow regional branch of IOPS,
Smirnov Yu. P.
Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society
The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) was established by the Decree of the Emperor Alexander III. Its Charter was approved on May 8, 1882 followed by the grand opening, which was held in St. Petersburg on May 21, to coincide with the celebration of Saints Constantine and Helen, Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles, who constructed the first Christian churches in the Holy Land and found the True Cross of the Lord. This day has since been celebrated as the birthday of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.
From 1992 to 2009 His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexei II headed the Committee of Honorary Members of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society. Since 2009 the Committee is headed by His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Sergey V. Stepashin was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on June 14, 2007.
The General Meeting of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society held on April 9, 2009 decided to open a branch of IOPS in the Republic of Cyprus. Professor and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Leonid A. Bulanov was appointed as the Chairman, Master Nelia A. Pleshakova – as the executive secretary. A. Philokyprou is a first vice-president and A. Kareklas — a vice-president. Currently the Cyprus branch has over 20 members and 7 activists. The Branch Council is headed by Prof. Bulanov.
In 2010 the Cyprus Branch of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society was registered in the Republic of Cyprus, the registration certificate was issued on August, 4. At the same time a website www.cyprusippo.ru was established. The editor of the site is Master Nelia A. Pleshakova, a full member of IOPS. At present the site is visited by people from different countries (Russia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and many others) and it is cited by the leading Russian news agencies and other media.
The site www.cyprusippo.ru is the official web site of the Cyprus branch of the International Public Organization «Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society». The webpage contains materials about current activities of the Cyprus Branch of IOPS and the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, as well as vast information about culture, religion and tourism in Cyprus, including colorful pictures of the island of Cyprus (in the section «Photo Gallery»).
The Chairman of the Cyprus Branch of IOPS Prof. Bulanov has written and published many articles describing the Orthodox religion, the churches and the monasteries of Cyprus and its culture. These articles were published in the journal «Science and Religion», the newspaper «Russian Vestnik» and etc. Prof. Bulanov appears on radio and television programs such as The Voice of Russia international service, International Panorama, Russian TV and others, talking about Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, its Cyprus branch, and Republic of Cyprus.
In July 2011 the journalist of the site www.cyprusippo.ru took an interview with His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus. The translation of the interview was published in scientific journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as Russian and European websites.
In 2011 the Cyprus branch of IOPS signed an agreement on cultural and business cooperation with the International public organization Association of the cultural and business cooperation and friendship with the people of Greece and Cyprus «Philia» (AKDS «Philia»), and with Moscow and Vladimir regional branches of IOPS.
The Cyprus branch of IOPS also closely collaborates with the newspaper “Vestnik Kipra” (“Bulletin of Cyprus”) and the website of the European Academy of Natural Sciences by exchanging relevant information. In March 2015 Cyprus branch of IOPS and the newspaper “Vestnik Kipra” signed an agreement on cooperation and cultural ties.
The Cyprus branch of IOPS participated in organization and arrangement of the twinning between the cities of Vladimir (Russia) and Larnaca (Cyprus), which took place on 11.05.2012, as well as helped in organization of visits of the Board of Larnaca Municipality Council to the city of Vladimir. In connection with this event, a book «Twinning Larnaca and Vladimir» was published in Russian and English, a documentary film “Twinning two cities” was released and a commemorative medal and European postal stamps were issued.
The Cyprus branch as an International public organization was involved in preparations of the signing a twinning agreement between Bethlehem of Palestine and Vladimir of Russia, which happened on 15.02.2013 and welcomed the mayor of Bethlehem during the second visit to the city of Vladimir. In honor of this event, a commemorative medal «Twinning Bethlehem and Vladimir» and a European postal stamp were issued.
Since 2013, the Cyprus branch of IOPS is a member of the International Community associations, the Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (ICDE) and the Russian Association of International Cooperation (RAMS).
In 2013 the Cyprus branch of IOPS participated in the installation of the monument of Y.A. Gagarin in Nicosia (Cyprus).
Annually in Limassol (Cyprus) the Cyprus branch of IOPS holds the large international conference devoted to investments, finances and cultural cooperation in the Middle East. In the frame of the conference a pilgrimage to the holy places of Cyprus is offered to the conference participants. Information of this event is widely published in the media and at the internet sites. Together with AKDS «Philia» the Cyprus branch of IOPS is co-organizing the annual international music competition, which takes place in Limassol (Cyprus).
In 2014 together with AKDS «Philia» the Cyprus branch of IOPS as a co-organizer participated in the celebration of 50 years anniversary of the establishment of friendly relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation.
On September 27, 2014 the town twinning agreement between Agia Napa (Republic of Cyprus) and Ivanovo (Russia) was signed. The Cyprus branch of IOPS was involved in organization of this event and currently is helping to prepare the visit of the Agia Napa Municipality Council delegation to Ivanovo, which is planned to take place in May 2015.
On January 14, 2015 the Chairman of the Cyprus branch of IOPS Prof. Bulanov interviewed the Most Reverend Metropolitan Vasilios (Karajiannis) of Constantia and Ammochostos. The interview is published at the webpage of the Cyprus branch of IOPS.
In March 2015 a new version of the webpage www.cyprusippo.ru was released offering a modern style and advances of internet technologies to the readers. The modernized site contains a new slide show «Holy land of Cyprus» and a new video «Churches and monasteries of Cyprus».
Now members of the Cyprus branch of IOPS are in preparations for the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Cyprus branch of IOPS, which will take place in Moscow in August 2015. Together with AKDS «Philia» the Cyprus branch of IOPS is involved in preparations of the celebration of 55 years anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus.
Information provided by the Council of the Cyprus Branch of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.