Nikolai Tsiskaridze
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Bolshoi dancer's 'witch hunt' accusation

8 February 2013 Last updated at 06:46 GMT

A principal dancer at Russia's Bolshoi ballet has accused the company's management of conducting a campaign to discredit him.

In an interview with the BBC, Nikolai Tsiskaridze called on the Russian government to sack the entire management of the theatre.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.