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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. Make Monument to Richard Sorge a part of your Baku vacation plans using our Baku vacation trip planner.
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  • I visited this sculpture some time ago. It is very atmospheric and the story 'behind the eyes' is fascinating. It is a must see when you are in Baku. Other very interesting locations are: The Maiden's...  more »
  • Lived near this place and do not understand who stands this monument. Neither inscriptions nor signage. Gibberish, think samčto it. Learned that r. only Sorge monument with TripAdvisor.
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  • It was the second monument Cigalâ for 2 days. A day earlier the Kremlin in Kazan we saw his famous, very emotional monument to Musa Austrian. Here was the challenge, perhaps harder. Indeed, as the razvedchika, representative of the portray of nonpublic profession in the world. His decision just before the genius-to depict only the eyes-"the mirror of the soul". Maybe because he knew the value of Cigal′ life, participating in deadly landings in Novorossiysk and Kerch. On the monument the sculptor-frontovik used known admission: where did not look at Sorge-he looks at you everywhere. Thanks will, which in Soviet times and now can determine who the real heroes, and who is bogus. For the sake of this monument, we walked on foot from the subway station "28 may". 20-30 minutes.
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