One of Plovdiv’s hills is Bunardjika or Hill of the Liberators. There is a statue of a Red Army soldier (Alyosha) standing guard over the town. There are wonderful views over Plovdiv from this sight.
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.