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

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Its a hedgehog :)

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bedford
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110 reviews 110 reviews
98 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Kiev, Ukraine
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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
14 attraction reviews
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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99 attraction reviews
604 helpful votes 604 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

From the Trip Advisor reviews, felt I had to go and see this as it was only 5 minutes from hotel. A wooden monument to a famous cartoon character - nothing more/nothing less.

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