Bolshoi ballet soloist found guilty over acid attack

Bolshoi ballet soloist found guilty over acid attack

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Russian court has convicted Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants over an acid attack on the company's artistic director, BBC News reported.

Sulphuric acid was thrown at Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, 43, outside his Moscow flat in January, badly damaging his eyesight.

Dmitrichenko had admitted he wanted Filin "roughed up" but had not intended to have acid thrown into his face.

The case has revealed bitter rivalries and infighting at the Bolshoi.

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