Sergei Filin

Bolshoi ballet star Tsiskaridze in partial court victory

Premier dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Nikolay Tsiskaridze. Photo: EPA

A Moscow court yesterday partially backed a star dancer in his dispute with the Bolshoi Theatre that laid bare bitter internal divisions at the ballet company after the acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin.

Saturday, 13 April, 2013, 4:00am

Bolshoi dancer appears in court after admitting acid attack

Pavel Dmitrichenko, Andrei Lipatov and Yuri Zarutsky. Photos: AFP, AP

A leading dancer at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre appeared in court on Thursday after confessing to planning the acid attack on the ballet troupe’s artistic director Sergei Filin, reportedly in revenge for his treatment of his dancer girlfriend.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:12pm

Police detain suspect in Bolshoi ballet director acid attack

Artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin and his wife Maria speak with journalists as he leaves hospital in Moscow, Russia, on Monday. Photo: AP

Moscow police on Tuesday detained a suspect who allegedly splashed acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet in an attack that shocked the world artistic community and left the troupe in crisis.

The 42-year-old Sergei Filin was struck with sulphuric acid by a masked assailant as he was entering his apartment building through a dark parking lot in mid-January.

5 Mar 2013 - 6:23pm

Briefs, February 5, 2013

Sergei Filin had acid splashed on his face last month. Photo: AP

An exhausted British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat made landfall yesterday after a perilous 12-day journey. 

5 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Briefs, January 22, 2013

Barbara Walters cut her head at an ambassador’s home. Photo: Reuters

TV veteran tumbles at inauguration party

22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Attacked Bolshoi ballet chief ‘regaining sight’

The Bolshoi ballet's artistic director, Sergei Filin, attends a gala opening of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Photo: AFP

A top Russian doctor said on Monday that the Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director would regain sight in at least one of his eyes following a brutal acid attack that his coworkers blamed on infighting at the great theatre.

“The trend is generally positive,” the Moscow health service’s chief eyesight specialist Larisa Mashetova said in televised remarks.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:40pm

Bolshoi chief fights for eyesight after acid attack

Artistic director of the Bolshoi theatre Sergei Filini. Photo: AFP

The head of Russia’s Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin was on Friday fighting to save his eyesight after a masked assailant threw acid on his face, in a gruesome attack the theatre linked to internal conflicts.

18 Jan 2013 - 9:35pm