There are several anniversaries for Russia in early November. There are laud, well-known dates among them, as well important, but unpopular ones. The Day of military intelligence is annually celebrated in Russia on November 5, and the memory day of one of the most successful spies, Richard Sorge, is marked on November 7.
As the director general of the Institute for Foreign Policy Studies and Initiatives, an advisor to the Director General of the MIA ‘Russia Today’, Veronika Krasheninnikova, told Vestnik Kavkaza, "in a difficult historical moment, Sorge made a conscious, deep choice to fight against fascism together. He was born in a German family in Baku, later he moved to Germany, but these ties with the Soviet Azerbaijan, the Soviet Union, was always very important to him. Then, he worked in China and, of course, Japan. This man made one of the greatest feats in the history of the Soviet Union, he died in a Japanese prison when he and his team have been arrested. I think that the book about Richard Sorge in the series 'Lives of Great People' is one of the best books that have ever been written. He is such hero, which should be an example while educating today's generation - both military and civilian".
According to Krasheninnikova, "it was a complex time, the high suspicion of the Soviet leadership and the leadership of the Soviet special bodies complicates the situation, but it was always obvious that Richard Sorge is our hero, the Soviet Union hero, a hero for every man raised in the Soviet conditions. Sorge put his life in the service of a great idea, the great Soviet idea and the idea of anti-fascism. There is a monument to Richard Sorge in Baku. I think it is a mandatory attraction when visiting Azerbaijan and Baku".