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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  • August 6, 2017
    This is not a must see location and the monument is off the tourists' path, since it is located further within the city, where most locals live. However, it represents one of the few remaining marks o...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    I went there, I saw online photos are about Sorge. On the way bakinets told stories about Sorge, Koruglu.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Not on the tourist route, but worth taking time to see. An interesting story that is worth hearing. Stop and look and relax.  more »

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