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Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko going on trial over acid attack

22 October 2013 Last updated at 07:26 BST

A ballet dancer charged in connection with an attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, is to appear in court in Moscow on Tuesday.

Soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko is accused of masterminding the attack, but denies involvement in the assault which exposed bitter behind the scenes rivalries at one of Russia's greatest cultural institutions.

Steve Rosenberg reports.