Memorial Sculpture for Richard
Zorge located on Samad Vurghun Street in Baku. Zorge, a Soviet
agent was a German who was born in Baku who informed the Soviet
Union that the Germans intended to attack on June 21, 1941. He
later worked in Japan but was executed when they discovered that
he was spying.
When this sculpture was first
erected, by the artist, Siegal, it was extremely controversial.
The work did not fit the category of social realism. Where is
the mouth? Can it not speak? The work only shows human eyes and
ears - no mouth. Today the arts have symbolically added a mouth.
Artists are free to express themelves and to come and go freely
without having the silent eyes talk them.