Understanding text

Hi,
It is my option only.
They say translate is first.
The text must be translated and only then it will be understanding.
But!
Maybe I am wrong?
It seems for me.
Sometimes I read English text and I understanding it without translating one in Russian.

What do you think about understanding foreign text?

Translating is just a phase in the language acquisition process. Initially, you need to translate words and phrases before they make sense to you, but as you get more comfortable with the language, you become capable of formulating sentences without having to translate first.