Acid attack on Bolshoi theatre artistic director

Sulfuric acid was heaved in the face of Bolshoi Theater artistic director Sergei Filin as he attempted to enter his home in January 2013. As a result of the assault, Filin suffered third degree burns to his face and eyes. In March the Interior Ministry announced the arrests of the alleged perpetrators of the attack. One of them was the leading Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko. The rivalry allegedly occured over a girl.

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Dmitrichenko sentenced to 6 years in prison

Leading Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to XX years in prison Tuesday in connection with the acid attack that left Bolshoi Artistic Director Sergei Filin with third degree burns to his face and eyes.