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Hedgehog Monument

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

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Monument for a Soviet cartoon!

It is a monument for an old Soviet cartoon charachetr cold "hedgehog in the fog". You should take a look if you make your way to Sofiyska Church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Atilla K
Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a monument for an old Soviet cartoon charachetr cold "hedgehog in the fog". You should take a look if you make your way to Sofiyska Church.

Thank Atilla K
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

“Hedgehog in Fog” one of the most famous soviet cartoon in the history of animation. In Kiev you can see this amazing monument of the Hedgehog - the main character. So cute!

1 Thank IrynaFedchenko
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Modern art for Soviet times nostalgie. In case you've never seen a cartoon, I highly recommend to do so.

Thank 771helen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

For those of us who love cartoon 'Ezhik v tumane' , this monument was a hilarious and unexpected thing to see on the street. For those who never saw it, it is just a creative piece of art. Nice sculpture that shows that Kiev is not such a serious city, after all.

Thank LakeSimcoeFan
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The hedgehog monument is simply a tiny statue of a smiling hedgehog next to golden gate. As a western tourist I was not aware of the hedgehog before and simply enjoyed to foto opportunity. Probably more fun if you know the context.

1 Thank Tobias2402
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a little children monument of the hedgehog in the fog :p But please don't expect a lot, it's only a little statue on the street. It's no big deal and we, locals, walk past it every day without paying attention to it. It definitely is cute but it's not really a monument haha !

Thank Leraviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't the intention but walked around and stumbled upon this. Kids may enjoy it of course, not very big, but still a nice little gesture

Thank mvb123
Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have never heard about this until my guide told me about it.. Then I had heard that it was going to be taken down for another new art piece.

Thank Jonathan S
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

it is looks so cute on photos ...maybe later you would like to watch cartoon about this nice critche :))

Thank NinaGisenberg
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Due to several unfortunate acts of vandalism, Yozhik v Tumane has now migrated to Shevchenko park, where he sits next to the old Tram coffee hut. You can still see the empty tree stump at the old location, shrouded with a tinge of sadness.. now all that remains in that area is possibly the worst statue in Kyiv - the... More 

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