“VKontakte” ready at his own expense to preserve the monument to Steve Jobs




“VKontakte” opposed the demolition of the monument to the founder of Apple Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg. Social network asked initiator dismantling transfer of the right to decide the fate of the sculpture. The press secretary George Lobushkin social networks.


“VKontakte” sent a letter to the founder of the group of companies “Western European fiscal union” (ZEFS) Maxim Dolgopolov, who is the owner of the monument.

“” VKontakte “is ready to fully pay all the costs of the transfer of the object to a new location,” – said Lobushkin, adding that “it is not clear where we will place it in the case of a transfer of rights may be in the lobby of our headquarters, in the house of Singer.” “But it will definitely be open to everyone,” – wrote press secretary George Lobushkin network.

Earlier media reported that the monument to Jobs as a giant iPhone, standing in Technopark Research University of Information Technologies in St. Petersburg, was dismantled after the statements of Apple Tim Cook about his sexual orientation. Dolgopolov said the monument “promoting homosexuality”, criticized US foreign policy and related Apple’s success with the help of US intelligence. Later it was reported that the monument decided to destroy publicly .

At the Institute of Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, which was located in the yard of a monument in the form of a smart phone, argue that the dismantling of the monument is associated with its repair .


“There is an official letter from ZEFS that they take it in for repair. The letter was sent prior statements Tim Cook “, – said Head of Public Relations IFMO Kirill Alexandrov. A smartphone touchscreen flaked off. According to the students, was the worst work access point Wi-Fi, built in in the monument.

Interactive monument to Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg was established in early 2013.

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