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During the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War pitched battles were fought in this region; in 1941, the advance of German troops towards Leningrad was stopped on this line.
The memorial at Pulkovskoe Military Cemetery was unveiled in 1979.
Authors of the memorial are architect P.F.Kozlov and sculptor Vsevolod Lishev.
Verses engraved were taken from poem "Requiem" written by Robert Rozhdestvensky in 1962: "PEOPLE ! While hearts beat, - REMEMBER ! What is the price of happiness conquered - Please, remember !".