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Dancer to be tried for acid attack

A ballet dancer charged in connection with an attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, is to appear in court in Moscow on Tuesday.

A ballet dancer charged in connection with an attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, is to appear in court in Moscow on Tuesday.

Soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko is accused of masterminding the attack, but denies involvement in the assault which exposed bitter behind the scenes rivalries at one of Russia's greatest cultural institutions.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 22 Oct
  • From the section Europe