BRAMA has Grown Up
In it's embryonic stages, BRAMA (in the form
of Infomeister-Ukrainian) began as a gopher site in early 1994. Later in
February 1995 it began presenting much of its contents in web form. BRAMA
- Gateway Ukraine, the website, was finally born in May 1997, and it has
grown in exponential leaps since it's debut.
Content growth has included the addition
of new sections, new functionality, along with continuous updating of already
available information. Viewership growth has progressed steadily at a rate
of approximately 8-10% over each previous month. This can be attributed
to three major factors: 1) the high substantive quality of BRAMA's offerings,
2) increasing interest in Ukraine and Ukrainians, and 3) the growth of the Internet,
the Web in particular.
Facts @ a Glance
||May 3-4, 1997
Focusing on Ukraine and Ukrainians, BRAMA
has thorough, complete, and searchable offerings in the realm of
Arts & Culture, Business, Computing/Cyrillic
Software, Fun/Humor, Law,
Government of Ukraine, the Ukrainian
Diaspora, as well as Ukraine itself.
Along with providing broad information
and software, the site is host to many organizations and individuals, including
businesses situated in Ukraine, the United States and elsewhere, government
agencies of Ukraine, artists, professional organizations,
museums, institutes, theatre, music and dance companies, all
this with with select links to other sites. The site even boasts a library
Lastly, the site presents as much as possible
its offerings (almost equally and in parallel) in two languages - English
and Ukrainian - an attribute which few other websites can claim, and
none beyond Ukraine itself.
More than 34,000 archival elements (as of January 2002) comprised of
web pages, images, sound files, and scripts.