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Panikovski Monument

6 Prorizna Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Nice depiction of humorous character

A nice sculpture to depict a humorous character of a novel. Unfortunately the place is far from the... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Must visit place

The monument of well known old pickpocket Panikovskiy from immortal novel "12 chairs", built in the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 Prorizna Street, Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

A nice sculpture to depict a humorous character of a novel. Unfortunately the place is far from the city centre. I stayed at Dnipro Hotel and it took more than half an hour by car to reach there.

Thank Mahfuz1961
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The monument of well known old pickpocket Panikovskiy from immortal novel "12 chairs", built in the center of Kiev is must visit place for every fan of I.Ilf and E.Petrov.

Thank 555subaru2016
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This statue, near the Maydan, is one of the embodiments of cultural tradition in Kiev, where the great of the past are not easily forgotten.

Thank reinier s
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is one of the most famous monuments ever constructed on the way from Andrevskii Spoosk, it's right by Andrevskii Cathedral, the blue doomed cathedral. Certainly I liked this pair of lovers) The tradition if you are seeking love is to touch the lady's right...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are walking around Kiev city Centre, come and see the Panikovski monument. Don't forget to take pocket mirror with you and take a look with it on the bottom of his shoe ;)

Thank Irina Z
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a nice monument if you've read the book or at least heard the story of this character. This is a famous pickpocketer - and if you want to get rich quick you need to leave some money there )

Thank GalkaKyiv
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This monument is set to the famous character from the which rarely would be recognised by foreigners even in 2009 this book was translated to English and received high rank reviews. More details in Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Golden_Calf#Main_characters Anyway it is still a fun to check what...More

Thank SerhijD
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice monument which remind about good book and of cause movie. That a legendary hero of the Novel written by Ilf and Petrov authors.By the way it's just pretty well monument. It's actually situated just in the center of Kyiv.

1  Thank Maxim R
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sure, it's very kind gentleman from the classic Soviet humorists Ilf and Petrov. Mr.Panikovsky imitated blindness and asked people to help him cross Prorizna street. Actually, he was just a ...pickpocket. Today he prepared a small surprise for you. But to find it you'll need...More

2  Thank Akeksandr K
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Panikovskiy is one of a colorful person ever shown in the Soviet literature. He is the hero of the street where this monument is erased. He also memorises the whole story written by Ilf and Petrov. This is also kind of respect to a Kiev...More

2  Thank Genna K
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