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Hedgehog Monument, Kiev

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Monument Tourist Spot
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. Use our Kiev vacation planner to add Hedgehog Monument and other attractions to your Kiev vacation plans.
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  • Obviously, you don't need to set aside a block of time to see this guy. If you like Soviet animation, it is definitely worth a stop. In addition to being cute, the construction is actually quite inter...  more »
  • This is a cute place to pass. It is situated close to the Kiev center. You can take selfies with this cutie. Interesting thing is that this monument was a ridicule to the monument in front that is a b...  more »
  • The location shown on the map here is wrong. Find the monument on the corner park of Reitarska St and Heorhiivs'kyi Lane. Near the St. Sophia Hostel. (Makes a big difference when you're looking for it...  more »

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