Kaliningrad airport can assign the name of Immanuel Kant

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photobackgrounds Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad. Archival photoKaliningrad airport can assign the name of Immanuel Kant© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The name of the philosopher Immanuel Kant made in the long list of names of applicants for assignment to Kaliningrad airport, in the framework of the project «Great names of Russia», reported RIA Novosti the Chairman of the public chamber of the Kaliningrad region Olga Arinzeh.

Previously the regional chamber has formed a list of 10 names, where were military figures, Ivan Bagramyan, Mikhail Barclay de Tolly, Alexander Vasilevsky, Kuzma Galitsky, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Alexander Pokryshkin, Peter Rumyantsev, and the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, cosmonaut Viktor Patsaev and writer Sergei Snow.

«Until October 30, anyone can go to the website Valkiainen.of the Russian Federation and to make the name that it feels right. There are limits of 500 or more voices, of the philosopher Kant had voted no less than 500 people, so his name made the list,» — said Arinzeh.

After a poll from the long list will select the three most popular names that fall into the short-lists and will be released on the final vote. It will take place from 8 to 30 November on the website Valkiainen.of the Russian Federation.

With the idea of assigning international airport in Russia of the great names of Russian compatriots was made by the Russian geographical society, Russian historical society, the Society of Russian literature, the Russian military-historical society. Coordinate the work of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation. In the project «Great names of Russia» participate in 45 airports in the country.

Philosopher and scientist, founder of German classical philosophy, Immanuel Kant was born April 22, 1724 in königsberg (now Kaliningrad), where he lived his entire life. Wrote works in which substantiated many of the philosophical ideas and teachings, and relevance for contemporary theoretical and practical philosophy, ethics, culture, politics, and logic. The tomb of the philosopher Kant is at the Cathedral in Kaliningrad.

During the Seven years ‘ war from 1758 to 1762, Koenigsberg was under the jurisdiction of the Russian government, becoming a centre of learning for the General-governorship of Eastern Prussia. Residents (including Kant) swore allegiance to the Empress Elizabeth. After the conclusion of the St. Petersburg peace Treaty of 1762, the Russian Emperor Peter III returned to Konigsberg Prussia.