Pavel Dmitrichenko
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Bolshoi ballet acid attack culprits jailed

A former Bolshoi ballet dancer has been sentenced to six years in jail for his role in an acid attack on the company's artistic director.

A Moscow judge announced the sentence after convicting Pavel Dmitrichenko and his two accomplices.

The attack nearly blinded Sergei Filin who has had more than twenty operations to try and save his sight.

The BBC's Olga Ivshina has sent this report from outside the court.

  • 03 Dec 2013
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