You remember the U2 album that appeared in your iTunes without warning last year, Songs of Innocence? Apple even launched a website outlining steps on how to remove it, so numerous and vocal were the complaints.

Well, now Russia has taken offence at it, too – not for the same reasons, however.

Alexander Starovoytov of the far-right LDPR (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) claims U2 "spammed youths with illegal content," claiming that the cover for the physical copy of the album (above, picturing U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. hugging his son) is gay propaganda.

Elsewhere in Russia, lawyer Evgeny Tonky is preparing to sue Apple for moral damages done to his son, in light of the album cover. If they lose, the company could face ceasing operations in Russia for 90 days, or a fine of 1 million roubles (£13,000).

In November last year, a monument to Steve Jobs was removed from a university in St. Petersburg following Tim Cook's coming out as gay.