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Hedgehog Monument, Kiev

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Visit one of film's most lovable creatures at Hedgehog Monument, which represents the main character of Yuri Norstein's classic Soviet animated movie, "Hedgehog in the Fog." Created by Kyiv Landscape Initiative, the statue honors this 1975 movie, named as the world's best animated film in 2003. The monument highlights the hedgehog's wooden face and iron spikes as he sits on a stump with a jar of jam in his hands. Some visitors throw coins at the site, hoping it will bring good luck. By using our Kiev visit planner , you can arrange your visit to Hedgehog Monument and other attractions in Kiev.
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  • By far the best hedgehog monument I've ever seen, but this is first one I've ever seen so..... jmeem42016's earlier post on this page and his directions were spot on. Follow these and you'll find hogg...  more »
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