monument of alyosha, Plovdiv

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    Alyosha Monument
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    Bas-relief
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  • Alyosha's View Of Sahat Tepe
    Alyosha's View Of Sahat Tepe
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    Alyosha Monument

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2015

    We visited the Monument with the group of students to put flowers for the Soviet heroes who liberated Plovdiv from fascists troops.
    Alyosha (an affectionate diminutive of Aleksey) is an 11-metre (36-foot) tall reinforced concrete statue of a Soviet soldier on Bunarjik Hill in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The statue tops a 6-metre (20-foot) pedestal lined with granite. The memorial commemorates Soviet casualties during the occupation of Bulgaria by the Red Army in 1944.[A] It was installed in 1954-57

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    Monument of Alyosha

    by mirchica Updated Mar 17, 2011

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    Built in 1955-1956, this monument commemorates the liberation by the Soviet Army from the Nazis. In the beginning of the 90-s they thought about taking it off but later the Municipalityt decided that is emblematic for the city so they left it there.From this high point overlooking Plovdiv, you can get one of the best views of the city.

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    A beautiful spot with a view

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 14, 2010

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    We climbed up to the Aloysha statue which overlooks the town of Plovdiv.

    It is a statue of a Red Army soldier standing guard over the town.

    There are wonderful views over Plovdiv from this sight.

    Although it was very hot at the top, the walk uphill was mainly through trees and shaded.

    Well worth doing, if you have time.

    View from Statue The Aloysha statue still guards the town
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    The Obligatory Soviet Monument

    by johngayton Updated Nov 17, 2009

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    This is the monument, erected in 1955/56, at the top of the Bounardjik Tepe which is locally known as Alyosha. The inscription reads "To the glory of the invincible Soviet army of liberation." and commemorates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany here in Bulgaria towards the end of the Second World War.

    The bas-relief pictured (#3) shows some improbably well-dressed and well-fed Bulgarians greeting the conquering heroes. What is surprising is that, unlike all the other Soviet monuments I've visited in Bulgaria, there's no graffitti - another plus for Plovdiv!

    Alyosha Himself Inscription Bas-relief Alyosha's View Of Sahat Tepe
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    Bunardjika

    by bijo69 Written Oct 2, 2007

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    On the opposite site of Nebet Tepe is another of Plovdiv's hills: Bunardjika or Hill of the Liberators, so called because the sculputure of a soviet soldiers (nicknamed Aljosha) stands on top of it.
    A street aswell as a few paths do lead up the hill from where you have good views over the city.

    Bunardjika in the background
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  • Monument to the Russian soldier Aljosha

    by keeper7 Updated Oct 20, 2004

    This monument located on a hill in Plovdiv is a tribute to the Russian soldier Aljosha. The army is responsible for in the liberation of Bulgaria from the Nazi's in 1944.

    Tribute to a Russian Hero
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  • Monument to Alexander the Great

    by keeper7 Written Feb 2, 2004

    This monument on Alexander the Great located a few feet from the monument dedicated to the Russian army upon a hill in Plovdiv.

    Tribute to Alexander the Great
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