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…