Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, is being treated in hospital after an attack outside his Moscow home around midnight last night.
A man approached and flung acid in his face, before running off. Motive and identity are unknown. Filin, 43, suffered third-degree burns and doctors are working to save his eyesight. A former stage star, he was promoted to artistic director in March 2011. Read more here.
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