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The Bolshoi Theater's general director says a dancer suspected of attacking the theater's ballet chief with acid would keep his job if acquitted by a court.
The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said the dancer arrested on suspicion of giving the go-ahead to an acid attack that badly burned his eyes and face had long threatened him.
A leading Bolshoi dancer suspected of involvement in an acid attack on the theater's ballet chief would keep his job if acquitted by a court, the Bolshoi director said Tuesday.
Pale and haggard after hours of questioning, a leading Bolshoi dancer told a Moscow court that he gave his blessing to an attack on the ballet's artistic director but never imagined that the assailant would go as far as to throw acid in his face.
The story of the acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief has plot twists and colorful characters worthy of the grand Moscow theater. Here is a look at the cast, which includes the Bolshoi soloist who confessed to organizing the attack, his ambitious dancer girlfriend and the ex-con accused of throwing the jarful of acid at the ballet chief on a dark winter night.
The star dancer accused of masterminding the attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief acknowledged Thursday that he gave the go-ahead for the attack, but told a Moscow court that he did not order anyone to throw acid on the artistic director's face.
Moscow police say a star dancer accused of masterminding the acid attack on the Bolshoi ballet chief paid 50,000 rubles (about $1,600) to two men suspected of carrying it out.
A top Russian opposition figure has been placed under house arrest for two months, a move that also bans him from using most forms of communication, including the Internet, telephone and mail.
The archbishop of the Church of England is leaving office after a decade as the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communion.
President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod.
Security forces Thursday arrested an al Qaeda chief in southern Yemen who had taken part in several terrorist attacks, state news agency Saba reported.
The video of punk band Pussy Riot's performance in Russia's main cathedral is extremist and must be removed from the web, a Moscow court ruled Thursday.
Russian hackers on Tuesday attacked the website of the Moscow court where three members of the Pussy Riot punk band were tried and sentenced to two years in prison for an irreverent protest.
Russian hackers have attacked the website of a Moscow court where three members of a punk band were tried and sentenced to two years in jail.
Russia's top Orthodox clerics on Saturday asked for mercy for the punk band Pussy Riot for its anti-government protest in a Moscow cathedral, but the church's forgiveness is unlikely to change the band's punishment in a case that caused an international furor over political dissent.