Massive iPhone Gravestone Spotted in Russian CemeterySeptember 26, 2018
A 5ft gravestone was placed in a Russian cemetery in memory of Rita Shameeva, who died in January 2016. The 25-year-old woman had a massive iPhone headstone placed over her grave!
It is believed to have been placed there by her father Rais Shameev long after she died.
The tombstone includes all features you’d expect from an iPhone; home and volume buttons, a camera, and even an Apple logo on the back.
Mourners at the cemetery in Ufa were stunned when they spotted the huge iPhone while they were paying their respects to loved ones.
Nikolay Yevdokimov told newspaper ProUral: “I thought I was having hallucinations.
“How could an American smartphone suddenly appear at our cemetery? And such a huge one. I came closer and was surprised.
“I’ve seen many gravestones, but to make one in the form of iPhone – this is the first time, to be honest.
“It was made for a young woman from black basalt most likely. Very unusual.”
Rita’s father has not commented on the headstone and local maker Ilgam Galliulin denied he was responsible for its design.
According to reports, the grave is believed to have been commissioned from a Siberian company which offers “death accessories”.
Designer Pavel Kalyuk built a similar headstone as an advertising gimmick.