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Address: Between Zolotovoritska and Reiters'ka Streets, Kiev, Ukraine

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Lovely hedgehog decorations

Very creative piece of art made with wood. and spikes. There are also cats that were made with the same materials scattered through out the centre in Kiev. Nearby Zolota Volota... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very creative piece of art made with wood. and spikes. There are also cats that were made with the same materials scattered through out the centre in Kiev. Nearby Zolota Volota station there are 3-4. Definitely one of the most beloved places on earth! Visited back in Oct 2013.

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Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a fun statue in a country that has far too many serious ones. Worth a look if you're in the area but don't go too far out of your way.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Statue is cute with screws simulating the spikes, but nothing special, not worth the trip. 200 meters from golden gate, not easy to find.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

In 2003 "Hedgehog in the Fog" won the "#1 Animated film of all the time" at "All time animation best 150 in Japan and Worldwide" contest in Tokyo, Japan. I bet Japanese know stuff about animation)) Other reviews even provide the link to the video on Youtube - so why not check it out. A cartoon, that every Soviet kid... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

At the top of the hill by the Ukraine / Russian monument this little chap sits. You can put money in, touch him and wish for your hearts desires. A quirky statue

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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's kind of cute, but small, and really not worth going out of your way for. Not worth your time unless you are walking past anyway.

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Whittier, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So this may not be worth a trip to see but it is near the Golden Gate so you might as well plan your route accordingly. There is a fun cartoon about a Hedgehog and this is a monument to it. Pretty straight forward. You can watch the cartoon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRsXU4Q6a0Q

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very nice monumet to the character of old Soviet (but not Soviet by its content) cartoon. Moving for everyone who seen the film.

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

How anyone can be grumpy about such a cute attraction is beyond me. Take it for what it is. It's FREE. It's within 50m of Saint Sophia Cathedral (albeit it, the back). Take a selfie. Take a pic. Smile at its childish simplicity. Enjoy the simple things in life!

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LA, Calif
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

As we were walking the streets of Kiev, my guide pointed out that the Hedgehog is looking up at the statue it faces and perhaps laughing as the horse's proportions are not correct.

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