Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

The Bolshoi Theatre Art Director Injured in Acid Attack
18.01.2013 14:28
The Bolshoi Theatre Art Director Injured in Acid Attack

The Bolshoi Ballet’s Art Director Sergei Filin was attacked by an unknown assailant on Thursday in Moscow, suffered severe acid burns to his face.

      The attack occurred at around midnight on Thursday, as Filin was approaching his home. A masked assailant called him by name then threw concentrated acid into his face and fled the scene.

      Filin was taken to the hospital with third-degree burns to his face and eyes. Doctors are now fighting to save his sight. It could take at least six months for him to recover, with several operations, Bolshoi Theatre spokesperson said.

      Police are investigating the attack. The most probable reason is the director's professional activity. Previously, Filin and his family were attacked by phone calls with threats, his car tires were slashed. Shortly before the attack, his Facebook page suffered a hack attempt.

      Sergei Filin, 43, a former Bolshoi Ballet star, was appointed Bolshoi Ballet artistic director in March 2011 amid fierce rivalry for the position.


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Bolshoi Theatre Russian culture criminality Sergei Filin  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Russian Harpist Alexander Boldachev Performed Solo in Carnegie Hall
Dramatist Leonid Zorin Dies
Abramovich Bought the Most Expensive Villa in Israel
Actress Larisa Golubkina Celebrated her 80th Birthday on Stage
Two More Dollar Billionaires have been Recorded in Russia

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
travel to Russia  Exhibitions in Moscow  Grace Kelly  Soviet Literature  Russian business  St. Petersburg  Ryurik Dynasty  Russian fashion designers  Sverdlovsk Region  Festivals  Russian social networks  Russian tourism  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  lowcoster  Siberia  Ryazan  Volgograd Region  satellite  Russian directors  Russian law  Tomsk airport  Jennifer Lopez  Treasures  Russian regions  Kostroma region  Festivals in Moscow  Archeology  Bely Yar  Classical Music  Teheran International Book Fair  Ice Sculpture  Christies  Pet Shop Boys  Moscow  St. Petersburg Parks   Museums of Kaliningrad  Chelyabinsk Region  Vladivostok airport  Antique  Russian retail sector  Jewish autonomous region  Russia Travel Tips  Russian Railways  Armenia  Eurovision  Bashkiria  Pyotr Bagration  Book Tickets for Concerts  Russian Cinema  FIFA Russia 2018 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites