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Sergei Filin
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Ballet, Russia and acid attacks

Sergei Filin was a principal dancer for Moscow’s famous Bolshoi Ballet; he is now its artistic director. At 11pm on January 17, Filin was attacked as he walked from his Mercedes to his apartment building in Moscow. The attacker’s face was covered as he threw a vial of sulphuric acid at Filin’s face. Losing his…