Bolshoi Ballet artistic director might be blind after acid attack1/18/2013
Sergei Filin, the artistic director of Russia's famed Bolshoi Ballet, might lose his eyesight after a vicious acid attack in Moscow. A masked man confronted Filin as he walked to his apartment, shouted at him and threw acid in his face. Filin was threatened over the past several months: His tires were slashed, he received menacing phone calls, and his social media accounts were hacked. Friends and colleagues say the attack is likely connected to Filin's work; as artistic director, he has control over casting and the ability to make or break dancers’ careers. "I know who this person is and will definitely tell law enforcement agencies," Filin's mother said of the attacker. Filin suffered third-degree burns and will be transported to a hospital in Belgium. [Source]
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