The fighting machine is installed on a granite pedestal in front of the Mir cinema to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Victory, complementing the Glory Memorial complex on Victory Square. It symbolizes the feat of war veterans and home front workers: 10 thousand diesel engines were produced in Barnaul for the most massive tank of the Great Patriotic War. As part of the 6th Panzer Army, this machine went through the whole of Europe, participated in the liberation of Prague, and later - in battles with the Japanese army in the East. As a monument, this modification of the T-34 first stood in a separate motorized rifle regiment in the village of Aktash of the Altai Republic. After its disbandment, the T-34 was sent to Biysk for a tank test site, and from there it was transferred to Barnaul. The T-34 tank is the most famous Soviet tank, one of the symbols of the Great Patriotic War. Foreign historians and soldiers of the Third Reich called him the best tank in the world and World War II. This tank model was massively produced in wartime. And in a number of third world countries it is still in service.