As we enter the second half in what may be the dreariest federal election campaign in many, many decades, a bit of Russian news to perk up your day.
A Russian man has sued Apple claiming his iPhone turned him gay.
The plaintiff, identified as D. Razumilov, alleges that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” this summer after receiving 69 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app he downloaded onto his iPhone in 2017. The unknown sender was said to have included an English-language message that Razumilov interpreted as “don’t judge without trying.”Russia's parliament has invited Greta Thunberg to address young Russians in the state Duma.
“I can say after the passage of two months that I’m mired in intimacy with a member of my own sex and can’t get out,” his complaint continues. “I have a steady boyfriend and I don’t know how to explain it to my parents. After receiving the aforementioned message, my life has changed for the worse and will never be normal again.”
Razumilov accused Apple of “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality,” which caused him “moral suffering and harm to mental health,” in his 1 million ruble ($15,300) complaint.
Our favourite KGB alumni, Vlad Putin, is expected to have the final say on a Russian scientist's proposal that could lead to genetically-modified babies.
And, while Canada continues to neglect our Arctic Sovereignty, word that Russia has doubled deliveries to Arctic military bases.