The monument was unveiled on 11 June 2016. In many respects, the composition has borrowed from the photos that circulated across the world in the spring of 2014, showing a girl reaching out to give flowers to a fighter in full military outfit, with a cat, as a symbol of peaceful life, rubbing against his legs. The monument was designed by Salavat Shcherbakov, a Soviet and Russian sculptor and People's Artist of the Russian Federation.