Bolshoi Acid Attack Cost $1.6K

The Moscow Times
Thursday 7th March, 2013

The acid attack that sidelined the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director in January cost its suspected mastermind a mere 50,000 rubles ($1,600), a police spokesperson told Interfax on Thursday. That’s the sum Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko allegedly paid to have an accomplice fling sulfuric acid at ballet director Sergei Filin, damaging his eyesight and disfiguring his face. Police said Dmitrichenko’s motive was “personal enmity … linked to work activities” at the Bolshoi, where he had recently played the lead role of Ivan the Terrible in the eponymous ballet. Dmitrichenko, 2…

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