Сегодня родилась Екатерина I
On April 15, 1684 Catherine I was born. This is a Russian empress, the second wife of Peter I Veliky, mother of the empress Elizabeth Petrovna. In honor of her the city of Yekaterinburg in the Urals was named, and also Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo was named. During Catherine I's government Russia has improved diplomatic relations with Austria and China, the Academy of Sciences was opened, expedition of the officer of the Russian fleet Vitus Beringa to Kamchatka was made, the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky was established.