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Monument to Richard Sorge, Baku

(3.9/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
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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  • Walked, walked around the city and then a monument Sorge. I'm not a fan of the monument, but he definitely remembered me for life architect beautifully depicted his work and I can safely say art! Would recommend to visit.
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  • Took a friend who knew the history of this indicator. The monument is in a beautiful urban park but doesn't offer much aside from the benches and walkways
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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 »