monument of alyosha, Plovdiv

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    Alyosha's View Of Sahat Tepe
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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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    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!

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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.

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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.

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  • Monument to Alexander the Great

    by keeper7 Written Feb 2, 2004
    Tribute to Alexander the Great

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

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  • Monument to the Russian soldier Aljosha

    by keeper7 Updated Oct 20, 2004
    Tribute to a Russian Hero

    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.

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