This memorial complex is the embodiment of mothers' tears of fallen soldiers-internationalists, who gave their lives in the name of world politics. The island is located in the middle of the Svisloch River, and you can get there only by passing through the bridge. There’s a huge boulder with a bronze icon of the Mother of God on the island. In the centre of the island there’s a chapel — a monument to «Sons of the Motherland, who died beyond its borders». The monument in appearance resembles the temple Euphrosyne of Polotsk in the city of Polotsk. If you enter the chapel you’ll see four altars carved with the names of 771 dead soldiers. Everyone can light a candle or an icon-lamp for the warriors. Strings, stretched from the dome of the chapel to the stone floor, say, that when a strong wind is rises, the strings start to vibrate and one can hear a sound coming from them that is very similar to the cry of women, mourning their sons.
The island is surrounded by weeping willows that drop their branches, as if their tears, into the water of Svisloch. Predominantly on the right side of the island there’re boulders with the bronze inscriptions of Afghanistan provinces, where military actions occurred. Every year on February 15 the veterans of the War in Afghanistan gather on the island to honor the memory of those who were killed in battles and those who died from the mental and physical wounds after returning to their homes.