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
http://vecherny-ekburg.ru/culture/theater/4442/

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.


Sources: http://lenta.ru 


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Bolshoi Theatre Russian culture criminality Sergei Filin  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
child adoption in Russia  Dina Rubina  Moscow  activity holidays  Gorky Park  Russian boxers  Sergei Filin   Russian business  St. Petersburg  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Fleet  Crystals  Russian economy  Nozokuznetsk  fashion designer  Nizhny Novgorod Region  animation  Russian tourism  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Old Moscow  Kaliningrad  Siberian extreme  Russian legislation  Packing Design  Musicals in Moscow  Mikhail Derzhavin  Suzdal Animation Festival   Russian musicians  Nizhny Novgorod  5D Cinema  Russian science  Russia-EU relations  Yakutsk  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian media  Matryoshka  Land of the Leopard  Russian Cinema  Regional Cuisines  Russian scientists  Awards  Southern Ural  Jewish autonomous region  Exhibitions Fairs  Leningrad Region  Russian Museum  Ukraine crisis  Film Festivals  Russian entertainment  Cherepovets 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites