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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 going home from work. Moscow police say the was wearing a mask and that there were no . Mr Filin has severe on his face and doctors are battling to save his . A hospital spokesperson said Filin may have to go to a hospital in Belgium for more . The police believe the attacker works for the Bolshoi Ballet. Filin has to make many about who dances and who doesn’t. Many performers and staff have him for his tough management .

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

 


 
 

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