The exposition presents works of painting, graphics and sculpture by Russian and Western European artists of the 19th – 20th centuries from the collection of the Irkutsk Regional Art Museum. V.P. Sukacheva.
The works of fine art included in the exposition constituted a chronicle of feats of arms that began during the Battle of the Ice and ended in honoring the veterans of our days. The large-scale historical canvas "They Lead the Knights-Dogs to Pskov" by Gabriel Gorelov tells about the glorious victory of Alexander Nevsky, and the icon-banner of the Cossack pioneers, who were the first to set foot on Siberian land, recalls the sanctity of duty. The great commanders of the 20th century are depicted in the graphic series of the People's Artist of Russia Alexander Muravyov "Heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812". Most of the exposition is dedicated to the soldiers who took part in the Great Patriotic War. This epic painting "The Liberation of Kaluga" by P.P. Sokolova-Skalya, the tragic "Brest Fortress" by E.A. Gribov and M.I. Malyutin, solemnly sentimental "Dear Relics" by A.P. Krylov. The diptych "Siberians - defenders of the Fatherland" by Gennady Kuzmin is dedicated to the heroes of Siberia who have visited the hot spots of the 20th century.