At a congress of political scientists in Kaliningrad Svetlogorsk, Governor of the Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov said that the German philosopher Immanuel Kant “has a direct relationship to the military conflict in Ukraine.”
How it conveys "FederalPress", Anton Alikhanov believes that Immanuel Kant “pumped up the German will, while simultaneously cutting it off from higher values.” “Kant, who was born here, has almost a direct relation to the global chaos, the global reorganization that we are now facing. Moreover, it is directly related to the military conflict in Ukraine,” the governor said. He also noted that when working in the Kaliningrad region, it is impossible not to think about world politics and international relations.
The co-chairman of the Society of Political Scientists is the former head of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin. Philosopher Alexander Dugin also took part in the congress.
In 2015, on an abandoned house in the Kaliningrad region, where Immanuel Kant lived for three years, teenagers spray-painted “Kant is a sucker.” A heart and a flower were drawn near the inscription. After the inscription appeared, the house was restored and turned into a tourist site. In 2018, a video was published with an appeal from the Vice Admiral of the Baltic Fleet to the sailors. The Vice Admiral urged them to vote against renaming the Kaliningrad airport in honor of Kant. “The blood of a Russian officer was shed here, and the airport will not bear the name of a foreigner,” said the military leader.
President Vladimir Putin back in 2013 instructed make Immanuel Kant a symbol of the Baltic State University and the entire Kaliningrad region. The President said that Immanuel Kant’s first treatise “Towards Eternal Peace” was the first attempt to justify the unification of Europe after the Seven Years’ War. He called the figure of Immanuel Kant “symbolic for all of Europe.”