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Bolshoi acid trial: Media scrum as Sergei Filin arrives

6 November 2013 Last updated at 18:49 GMT

The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi ballet fought his way through a media scrum to testify during the trial of a dancer accused of ordering an acid attack.

Sergei Filin, who suffered severe burns to his face and damage to his sight, spoke of the "terrifying pain" he experienced following the January assault.

Pavel Dmitrichenko has denied arranging the attack, in a case that revealed bitter infighting at the Bolshoi.

Steve Rosenberg reports.