Dancer admits acid attack on Bolshoi chief

2013-03-06 14:05
Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko. (File, AP)

Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko. (File, AP)

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Moscow - Police say a ballet star at the Bolshoi Theater has confessed to being the mastermind behind an attack on the theater's ballet chief.

Moscow police said in a statement on Wednesday that Pavel Dmitrichenko, who has been suspected of planning the attack, has confessed.

Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet, suffered severe burns to his eyes and face on 17 January when an attacker threw a jar of sulfuric acid in his face as Filin returned home late at night.

The 42-year-old former dancer is undergoing treatment in Germany.

Along with Dmitrichenko, police detained another man who confessed to perpetrating the attack.

Dmitrichenko has danced several major parts in recent years, including Ivan the Terrible in the ballet of the same name.

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