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Russian dancer gets six-year jail sentence in Bolshoi ballet acid attack

Source: Reuters - Tue, 3 Dec 2013 11:25 AM
Author: Reuters
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MOSCOW, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet.

A Moscow judge announced the sentence after convicting Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants in the attack on Sergei Filin last January, which exposed toxic rivalries at the Bolshoi Theatre and damaged its reputation.

Yuri Zarutsky, who admitted to throwing acid in Filin's face, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Andrei Lipatov, who drove Zarutsky to the scene, was sentenced to four years. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel)

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