Pavel Dmitrichenko

Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by policemen for sentencing at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre's artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded.

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Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by a policemen at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre’s artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded him.

Pavel Dmitrichenko trial continues...epa03919128 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (C) is seen in the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, 22 October 2013. Dmitrichenko and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe's master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko in the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Moscow. He and two other men are accused of carrying out an attack on the famous troupe’s master Sergei Filin on 17 January 2013. Read more

Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is seen in the defendant's cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia 16 April 2013. The Moscow Tagansky court prolonged for two months the arrest term of the leading soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet Pavel Dmitrichenko who is accused in an acid attack organization against the Bolshoi Theatre artistic director Sergei Filin in January 2013.

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Bolshoi Ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is seen in the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Moscow on April 16 2013. The Moscow Tagansky court prolonged for two months the arrest term of the leading soloist of the Bolshoi, who is accused of organising an acid attack against the Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin in January.