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Russia removes Steve Jobs monument after Tim Cook's coming out

After Apple CEO Tim Cook published an editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek announcing he is gay, Russia has taken down a mock iPhone that was intended as a "monument to the late former Apple CEO Steve Jobs."

The monument included an interactive screen with details about Jobs. It was erected on a university campus in 2013, thanks to an initiative from the Western European Financial Union.

Russian radio reportedly carried a statement from Maksim Dolgopolov, the head of the company, which said that the monument was removed because Russian law prohibits "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."