No you Kant: Russians reject German thinker’s name for airport

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A Russian vice-admiral has denounced the 18th-Century German philosopher Immanuel Kant as a "traitor", calling for him to be rejected in a vote to rename Russia's Kaliningrad airport.

Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin's rant to sailors came after anti-Kant protesters had thrown paint at a statue of the great thinker in Kaliningrad.

Kant was easily beaten in the online vote by Empress Elizabeth (1709-1762).

Kaliningrad was Kant's home when the Baltic city was Prussian Königsberg.

The city was renamed Kaliningrad after Soviet forces drove…

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