Pay tribute to a man who saved millions of Soviets during WWII at the Monument to Richard Sorge, in the 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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Baku holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Monument to Richard Sorge and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Monument to Richard Sorge reviews
Not a lot to see here - but the monument itself is pretty cool - and fitting to the shadowy character that Rixard Zorge was. He was mostly a spy for the Soviet Union between the world wars - and... more »
A tribute to a great Russian spy who's activity contributed a lot to the victory of allies in World War II. I remembered the great french movie: " Qui Etes-vous,dr. Sorge?" about this, maybe... more »
Very abstract monument. As a nonexpert I can only guess that the eyes give message that they are watching you.
Absolutely incredible. Well worth a visit. Thanks to OceanAir Travels they are very professional and friendly. I definitely recommend other travelers to plan their trips with this company.
Plan your trip to Baku
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Baku
Historic Sites in Baku
Museums in Baku
Hidden gems in Baku
Side trips from Baku
Trips to Monument to Richard Sorge by other users
11 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM EGYPT Baku Mardakan Guba 24 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN Nakhchivan Sheki Ganja 60 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Ganja Sheki Gabala 8 days in Azerbaijan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN Baku Sheki Gabala 9 days in Baku BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Vahid Monument Baku Old City Palace of Happiness 21 days in Baku BY A USER FROM POLAND Khagani Park (Molokan Garden) Baku Old City St. Bartholomew Church