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Dec. 10th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Большое спасибо за ссылку!
Dec. 10th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Those are incredible pictures.
Dec. 17th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hi mommydama!
My name is Olga. I can’t say that I am a very experienced livejournal user. But I am writing to you at the request of Vladimir Gurbolikov. He is amongst your livejournal friends, and you commented on one of his recent post with photos from the Patriarch's funeral: http://gurbolikov.livejournal.com/180538.html
Unfortunately Vladimir doesn't speak English, but he just wanted to say thank you for the comment. And that it was nice to find out that you visit his blog from time to time.
Actually, that was just a short version of the photo-report from the Patriarch’s funeral. You can see the full version here, on the blog of our magazine: http://community.livejournal.com/foma_blogs/28871.html

Vladimir asked me to tell you a bit about him. He is the sub-editor in chief of a Russian Christian Orthodox magazine called “Foma” (I guess you can call it “Doubting Thomas” in English.) I work there too.
Some time ago we tried to translate some of the articles to English ( http://old.foma.ru/english/index.php?issue=5&from=0 ), but unfortunately they didn’t arouse the interest we hoped they would. And we stopped the translations.
On the same site you can see an interview of our editor in chief. It’s pretty old, but it gives a really good idea of how this all started and what it’s all about:
And here is an example of the texts we publish in our magazine:

Time passed and we decided to try another way. Another project - “Territory of Happiness” (or it’s other name “The world through Doubting Thomas’s eyes”) appeared. We opened a blog, full of photo galleries with short texts underneath them that could be easily translated to other languages. And it’s not all simply photos of churches and priests, it’s the world through the eyes of people who believe in God.
You can take a look if you like. The texts are all in Russian, unfortunately we don’t have the resources to translate them yet into English, but the photos are really good and tell a story of their own. This is the blog in general: http://community.livejournal.com/glazami_fomy/
And here is an example of one of the galleries – one of the most expressive ones with the least text possible. The photos were made by Vladimir Kruchkin – a Russian documentary director and professional operator, who even shot a documentary film underwater in the Arctic once:

Why am I writing all this to you? Vladimir Gurbolikov has been looking through your blog from time to time too. Even though he doesn’t speak English and barely understands it, I sensed that you might have a talent. So he asked me to translate one of your most recent posts (about you telling your kids about Santa and St.Nicholas) into Russian for him. And he says that you have a really good writing style and more importantly, you write about things that matter.
For example you write that it’s probably going to be hard for one of your daughters to be an Orthodox Christian. But that this is a whole other post.
Vladimir asks whether could you write a whole other post about it? Or at least a message to him? Because these are exactly the kind of topics we are searching for for our magazine. And if you could share your story, it would be a great help to us.
You can send it to my e-mail olgak@foma.ru and I will translate it into Russian for him.

Also we would be grateful for any kind of opinion and criticism of our activity – of our magazine (the English version articles on the site) and/or our blog-projects.

Best regards,

P.S. I also have to add from myself that I really liked your post about Santa and your kids too. I really liked your thoughts and the way you wrote about it. And even though I spent about ten years (nearly half my life, since I am 22 years old) in New York, and therefore never had any problems with English nor Russian, I didn’t quite feel up to translating your text because I was afraid to lose the tiniest detail and the atmosphere of it.
Thank you!
Wishing you all the best! Olga
Dec. 10th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing these. I wish I could have been in Moscow at this time. Only the brightest memories of His Holiness remain in my heart.

Memory Eternal! Vechnaja Pamjat!
Dec. 10th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Очень хотелось проводить Патриарха в последний путь его земной юдоли..Здоровье не позволило.Но посмотрела Вашу подборку фото--и душой приобщилась к скорбящим.Благодарю.
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
Это не моя, плюс я дал лишь несколько из фотографий Володи Ештокина - посмотрите по ссылке...
Apr. 5th, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
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