Meanwhile, unknown poured paint over a monument to Kant and damaged the tomb of the philosopher from Kaliningrad Cathedral.
The command of the Baltic fleet of the Russian Navy, criticized the philosophical writings of Kant / Screenshot, Youtube – New Калининград.Ru
The chief of staff of the Baltic fleet Vice-the Admiral Igor Mukhametshin called on the military and their wives and relatives to take part in the online voting for the new name of the airport in Kaliningrad, opposing the name of the German philosopher of the eighteenth century Immanuel Kant.
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According to “Radio Liberty” Vice-Admiral called “take this as a personal request,” but as the “appeal of the military Council of the fleet and leadership.”
The video, which Mukhametshin speaks to the formation of sailors, was made before the end of voting day, i.e. till December 1, but the network is dispersed only now. In a press-service of the Baltic fleet the speech of their commander-in-chief comment.
In his speech to the troops, Mukhametshin pointed out the German philosopher of “the notorious somehow there Immanuel Kant”, “a traitor who humiliated and crawled on his knees to give him a University chair”. He also gave an assessment of the philosophical legacy of the thinker, saying that “Kant wrote some strange books,” which none of the sailors “did not read and never will read it”.
“Worthless airport region and the city, where flowed the blood of Soviet soldiers and officers who carry the name of the stranger”, – said Mukhametshin.
It is noted that previously, “to take action against Kant” called the Deputy of the state Duma from Tatarstan, Marat Bariev (in his opinion, the assignment of this name the airport offend the veterans of the great Patriotic war). Meanwhile, unknown poured paint over a monument to Kant and scattered leaflets that called on students at the local University “to deny Orthodox cross on the enemy’s name”, “tear plates” and “edit out the alien’s name from their documents.”
In addition, are corrupted by the grave of the philosopher from Kaliningrad Cathedral.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is considered the founder of German classical philosophy. He was born and died in königsberg, today Kaliningrad, when the city was part of Prussia. During the Seven years ‘ war, Kant took Russian citizenship.
The name Kant with a large lead in the online voting for the renaming of Kaliningrad Khrabrovo airport in the framework of the contest of the Russian airports “Great names of Russia”. Only after public outcry and the intervention of the officials in the first place came the name of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, ahead of the name Kant on 10 thousand votes.
Kaliningrad (until July 4, 1946 — königsberg), together with the Northern part of the German province of East Prussia became part of Russia at the Potsdam conference in 1945.