Pravmir To Translate Articles from an Orthodox Journal for Doubting, Foma

Natalya Mihailova | 12 April 2018
Pravmir To Translate Articles from an Orthodox Journal for Doubting, Foma
Cover of Foma 2013 edition

On April 11, started working with Foma, an Orthodox journal. Starting from today, will occasionally publish translated articles from the journal with a link to the original text.

Foma is an Orthodox journal aimed at doubting people, hence the name Foma, which means Thomas in Russian, in honor of the Doubting Thomas. It was founded in 1996 by journalists Vladimir Legoyda and Vladimir Gurbolikov. Its mission is to tell people about the Orthodox faith and the Church and its importance in the life of modern society. Foma tries to appeal to various people regardless their religious, political or other views.

Foma is not an official journal of the Russian Orthodox Church. However, the journal was awarded a vulture “Approved by the Synodal Information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church”. is looking forward to sharing Foma’s materials with our readers and hearing back from them about what topics and issues are of most interest to them. The first translated article is to be published on April 12.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.