Explore KikoRiki, the Iconic Russian Cartoon
The KikoRiki exhibition at the Hlebozavod 9 cultural space celebrates the cartoon's 20th anniversary and offers visitors a chance to explore the world of the beloved animated series. The exhibition features life-size models of the characters, interactive displays, games, and information about the creation and history of the show. KikoRiki is more than just a cartoon—its characters are age-old archetypes that reflect aspects of human nature.
KikoRiki is known as GoGoRiki or BalloonToons in the United States and Smeshariki in Russia. It is an iconic Russian animated television series aimed at children aged 3 to 8, but is loved by kids and adults of all ages.
KikoRiki. The Art of Being Round
Open until: 09/01/2024
The exposition aims to display different aspects of the KikoRiki and their world through thematic spaces dedicated to each character's philosophy.
Visitors can explore the world of the KikoRiki using a variety of tools, including augmented reality technology and rare sketches made by the series' authors. The Romashkova Valley, the setting of the series, is also prominently featured, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of KikoRiki lore.
Contemporary artists have also contributed to the exposition, offering their own unique perspectives on KikoRiki and their universe. Together, these elements provide visitors with a comprehensive look at the beloved characters and their impact on popular culture.
Weekdays: 12 pm–10 pm, Monday 3 pm–10 pm
Weekends and holidays: 11 am–10 pm
Text by Maxim Lukianenko and Alexander Tkachenko, bachelor’s students of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication, interns at the HSE University English website team