Russia is still not done punishing the iPhone monument, which has been recently dismantled in St. Petersburg, Russia to combat “gay propaganda.” ZEFS (West European Financial Union) announced that it intends to carry out a public destruction of the memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs in December 2014. The company plans to hold a public vote on the Internet, to make everyday citizens feel like they’re participating in the unilateral decision. The final determination will be made before December 1, 2014.
In December, ZEFS will also unveil its plan to offer "massive compensation" for Russian citizens who publicly renounce the use of Apple products.
A memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs has been recently dismantled in St. Petersburg, Russia, to combat “gay propaganda,” after Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook, came out as being gay. The structure in the shape of an iPhone was over six feet tall and featured an interactive screen with photos, videos and text about Jobs, Apple’s late co-founder. The iPhone monument was erected in January 2013 by ZEFS, the same group of Russian group of companies that now intends to destroy it. It was installed in Technopark Research University of Information Technologies in St. Petersburg.
In a press release, ZEFS explained that its intent to subject the monument to public destruction is meant to symbolize the eradication of Russia’s “blind and false faith in the legend of the genius of Steve Jobs, who created the largest global IT-company from scratch. Public and blasphemous calls for sodomy by Tim Cook became the last straw.” ZEFS said that it wants the destruction of the iPhone monument to be “public and meaningful.”