Bolshoi Acid Attack Suspects Deny They Conspired

The Moscow Times
Sunday 17th March, 2013

Bolshoi Theater dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko called on his friends and colleagues “not to believe anyone” about his alleged role as the mastermind of an acid attack on Bolshoi Ballet chief Sergei Filin, in what investigators say could be an attempt to soften his potential sentence. Dmitrichenko was arrested on March 5 along with two suspected accomplices, Yury Zarutsky and Andrei Lipatov, and confessed the following day to having organized an attack on Filin. But he said he did not order the Jan. 17 attack “to the extent that it happened,” insisting that he never told anyone to throw acid on Fil…

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