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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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  • The statue is interesting, but the story behind it is fascinating. Make sure you come prepared and visit at night as well . One of the most interesting spy stories of the 20th century  more »
  • Park has got good flowers and garden with different trees. the eyes are lit in the night with a feeling that the monument is alive and observing.  more »
  • A small park but famous because of this monument of spy Richard Sorge. Most of pictures of this monument is during the daylight but I also saw one at night when his eyes are lit. It gives a very diffe...  more »