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The artistic director of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre is in hospital because someone acid in his face. Sergei Filin, 42, was outside his apartment building as he was home from work. Moscow police the attacker was a mask and that there no witnesses. Mr Filin has severe burns on his face and doctors are to save his eyesight. A hospital spokesperson said Filin may to go to a hospital in Belgium for more treatment. The police believe the attacker works for the Bolshoi Ballet. Filin has to many decisions about who and who doesn’t. Many performers and staff have him for his tough management style.

The Bolshoi is a world-famous ballet company that was in 1776 by Moscow prosecutor Prince Pyotr Urusov. Russia’s Empress Catherine II the Prince permission to theatre performances, masquerades, balls and other forms of entertainment for ten years. It to fame in the early 20th century because of the amazing technique and athleticism of its dancers. Today, it is the largest company in the world, with around 220 dancers. Mr Filin the Bolshoi’s principal dancer in 1990 and in the position for nearly two decades. He became the company’s artistic director in 2008. He many awards, including the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation award in 2001.

 


 
 

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