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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  • First monument scares-then becomes interesting what kind of monument. Cute, well-maintained Park
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  • An interesting monument of Richard Sorge, seemed neuhozhennym, dirty around. Not far from the Russian Embassy.
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  • The monument stands in its place is not the first decade. Located in a long square which starts from "Modern educational complex" and continues through the Park "Dada Gorgud".
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