Monument to Richard Sorge, Baku

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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.
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  • 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.

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