The Soviet War Memorial was unveiled on 9 May 1999. The bronze sculpture “Sorrowful” is the semi-abstract figure holding aloft a bell which will forever remain silent in memory of those who died. The memorial was designed by Russian sculptor Sergei Shcherbakov and made in Russia.
The granite memorial tablet was made by British stonemason Gary Breeze. The main inscription on the stone reads:
ВЕЧНАЯ ВАМ ПАМЯТЬ
This memorial commemorates the 27 million Soviet citizens & service men& women who died for the Allied Victory in WWII
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM