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Bolshoi Theater's artistic director attacked with acid in Moscow

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, then, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, speaks with choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, center, and Bolshoi ballet art director Sergei Filin as he attends the premiere of Sleeping Beauty in the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia. Filin was attacked Thursday night, Jan. 17, 2013, by an unknown person who splashed acid onto his face. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service, File )
January 17, 2013 - 10:25 PM

MOSCOW - Russian police say the artistic director at the legendary Bolshoi Theater has been attacked with acid in Moscow.

The Moscow police said Friday that Sergei Filin was attacked Thursday night by a man who splashed acid onto his face as the 43-year-old former dancer came out of his car outside his home in central Moscow.

The theatre's press office told Russian television that Filin's eyesight is threatened.

Bolshoi spokeswoman Katerina Novikova told Channel One that Filin had received threats before and that they suspect that that he fell victim to the notorious infighting and rows between different groups of dancers and managers at the theatre.

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