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Hedgehog Monument, Kyiv (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 Kyiv (Kiev) visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Hedgehog Monument and other attractions in Kyiv (Kiev).
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  • Stumbled upon this albeit small but friendly little sculpture on the way back to my hotel from St Michael’s Gold Domed Monastery (nearby) to my hotel. Worth a look, but don’t go too far out of your....  more
    Stumbled upon this albeit small but friendly little sculpture on the way back to my hotel from St Michael’s Gold Domed Monastery (nearby) to my hotel. Worth a look, but don’t go too far out of your....  more »
  • We found heading for Opera, nice original landmark. A real 'hedgehog' as it is made out of sharp pointed screws. Do not touch :) 
    We found heading for Opera, nice original landmark. A real 'hedgehog' as it is made out of sharp pointed screws. Do not touch :)  more »

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