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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  • If you are interested with history, and you know who the Zorge (Sorge) was - you should see this nice monument. The monument is surrounded by a park in which you can take a deep breath and make some p...  more »
  • I visit this park with my family ,it's good place to spend hours,preferably after afternoon, there was Koala pack for kids and mourment things.  more »
  • during the day the monument looks very mysterious and symbolically opened the world of espionage. But it is not easy to come by bus there, many bus drivers do not know where is the monument and the Park is quite extensive, I had to go quite a long time in the plants until I arrived at the monument.
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