It has become one of Russia’s most prominent monuments thanks to its size and the high quality of its execution. A 25-metre bronze statue stands on a 10-metre high mound. It consists of 600 parts moulded in the Solnechnogorsk plant near Moscow. Granite walls in front of the sculpture hold artificially rusted metal panels featuring more than 17,000 names of the soldiers who died on this battlefield. The opening ceremony was attended by veterans, as well as the presidents of Russia and Belarus.