These red slabs represent the different years of World War II. They are very blocky, very direct, and somewhat ugly. In other words, they're very Soviet and have been in this park around the Eternitate memorial since its inception. The graves below them, rimming the walkway, are of local men who fell during the battle. Now, what is interesting is that Moldova was -not- part of the Soviet Union before World War II. It wasn't part of the Soviet Union during World War II, either. The Soviets took it from Romania after the end of the war, as part of their winnings. Another strange bit of Moldovan history on display.