- 28 min.
The film tells about the famous monument to the Soviet liberator "Alyosha" in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. The idea to build a monument in honor of the Soviet soldiers-liberators on the Bunardzhik hill was born by the inhabitants of Plovdiv back in 1948. The initiative came entirely "from below", from the people, without any recommendation "from above". On May 9, 1948, the Citywide Initiative Committee for the construction of a monument to Soviet soldiers was created, which included public figures, architects, artists, writers and teachers. It was headed by the head of the Plovdiv military garrison, General Asen Grekov. On the same day, the symbolic laying of the foundation of the monument was made.