AMSD Ariadna

AMSD Ariadna
Developer(s)Advanced Multimedia System Design
Initial release1995; 27 years ago (1995)
Stable release
1.3 / 1996; 26 years ago (1996)
Operating systemWindows 95
Windows NT
Available inWeb browser

AMSD Ariadna is the first Russian web browser ever developed.[citation needed] It was developed by Advanced Multimedia System Design (AMSD) in early 1994.


To spread word of the Internet in Russia, AMSD researched the web browser in 1994. It was released in 1995 and was ported to Windows 95 and Windows NT.

By the time of its introduction, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, two no-cost browsers, were dominating the Russian browser market. Ariadna, however, wasn't free software and, despite its high quality, failed to make a stance in the market and was terminated a few years later.


Being a pioneer browser, Ariadna has limited functionality compared to today's browsers. Some features include:

  • HTML 3.2 support
  • PNG support, including transparency (but not as background images)
  • Limited Java support (only JDK 1.02)
  • E-mail and text box support
  • 50,000 word English-Russian dictionary
  • Data filter

Ariadna does not support animated GIFs or JavaScript.

See also

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