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Monument to Peter I and Catherine I proposed to open in Yekaterinburg

Monument to Peter the great and Catherine the First to open in Yekaterinburg, said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fund of assistance to revival of traditions of mercy and charity "Elisabeth-sergievskoe educational society" (ESPO) Anna Gromova.

Annual interregional conference "Museum-educational St. Elisabeth read. Outstanding benefactors and patrons. Yesterday and today" takes place in the online environment. Opening remarks Thunder was broadcast on the website of the press center MIA "Russia today".

"In 2021 celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Russian Empire. 1721, the Senate gave Peter the title of Emperor. With the name of Peter I is connected with the history of the development of the Urals and Sverdlovsk region. It is in honor of his wife, who was his faithful companion and helper, Catherine I, named this city. I would set up in Ekaterinburg the monument to Peter I and his wife," - said Gromov at the conference.

In her opinion, the citizens should proud "in honor of such a wonderful woman called this beautiful city".

Earlier Anna Gromova proposed to change the name of Sverdlovsk region, because the Ural region must not bear the name of the revolutionary Yakov Sverdlov.

Yekaterinburg founded in 1723 and named after the wife of Emperor Peter I and Catherine I. In 1924 the city was renamed to Sverdlovsk in honor of revolutionary, a Soviet party and state leader Yakov Sverdlov. In 1991 the city once again became Yekaterinburg.