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New Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin: 'I am no revolutionary'

The Russian culture ministry has removed Anatoly Iksanov from his post as head of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre following a series of scandals including an acid attack on the ballet company's artistic director.

His replacement, Vladimir Urin - former general director of the Stanislavsky Musical Theatre - spoke to BBC Russian Arts and Culture Correspondent Alexander Kan about his appointment, saying "I am no revolutionary, I am a man who solves problems one by one".

  • 12 Jul 2013
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