After the death of Peter I in 1725, the throne ascends his second wife, Catherine, since no heir has not lived up to that time. There are many versions about the origin of Catherine (Christianity was Martha), but we know that she had Baltic roots. Rules only two years, the authorities mostly belonged to A. D. Menshikov and the Supreme Privy Council.
Copper coins during the reign of Catherine I was minted only 5 cents were silver grivna (10 kopecks), poltina and ruble.
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