Monument to Richard Sorge, Baku

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Pay tribute to a man who saved millions of Soviets at Monument to Richard Sorge, in the embassy district of Nasimi. Located in Baku’s Sorge Park, this huge curved slab of concrete features the eyes and forehead of the Soviet-era, Baku-born military intelligence officer who found out about Hitler’s plan to attack the USSR while working as an undercover German journalist in Japan. Erected in 1981 on the initiative of the then President Heydar Aliyev, the monument features fake bullet holes, with the eyes of the sculpture lighting up at night. Sculpted by Soviet artist Vladimir Tsygal, this monument started a trend of building Sorge monuments across the Soviet Union. It's a must-see for Sorge fans and those interested in espionage. Put Monument to Richard Sorge into our Baku online journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Monument to the Soviet destroyer, a native of Baku - Richard Sorge. The paniatnik scares and attracts. It is close to the Russian and Turkish embassies in the park. The park is quite acurant, but the monument does not always seem well-groomed, perhaps because it is black and any dirt is immediately visible.
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  • Not a lot to see here - but the monument itself is pretty cool - and fitting to the shadowy character that Rixard Zorge was. He was mostly a spy for the Soviet Union between the world wars - and durin...  more »
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  • Very abstract monument. As a nonexpert I can only guess that the eyes give message that they are watching you.
  • Absolutely incredible. Well worth a visit. Thanks to OceanAir Travels they are very professional and friendly. I definitely recommend other travelers to plan their trips with this company.
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