Dr. Anatoli Andreyvich Biryukov, founder and first president of the World Sports Massage Federation, died on November 12, 2020, at the age of 90. WSM President Kim Tae-young and other members of the World Sports Massage Federation are mourning..
The funeral of the first WSM President Anatoly Biryukov will be held on November 14, 2022 at 11:30 am in the church in Leningradsky Prospect Sokol. The tomb of Dr. Anatoly Biryukov will sleep forever in Mitinsky Cemetery.
All members of WSM honor him.
Dr. Anatoli Birukov was awarded the Pierre de Couberdin Medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2011 to those who contributed to the Olympic movement, and was awarded the Order of Friendship by the Russian President in 2020.
Dr. Anatoly Biryukov met RSFSR's emeritus scientist, Professor Ivan Sarkizov-Serajini Medical University, and entered the science related to sports massage and conducted many clinical studies. and about 400 sports massage training books were published.