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Bolshoi hopes crime against its choreographer will be solved in full

March 05, 2013, 14:45 UTC+3

Law-enforcement agents detained a suspect in the assault on Bolshoi Chief ballet choreographer Sergei Filin

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MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) The whole company of the Bolshoi Theater was glad to hear the news that a suspect in an attempt on the life of Chief ballet choreographer Sergei Filin was detained, spokeswoman for Bolshoi Theater Katerina Novikova told Itar-Tass.

The result has imbued the Bolshoi company with the hope that the crime will be solved in full, and the names of the culprits, who are behind the hackers' attack on Sergei Filin's page in the Face book, his mobile telephone and most important, who had masterminded the horrible crime and actually carried it, will be known to the general public, Novikova said. All of them should be given punishment which they deserve, the spokeswoman said.

Law-enforcement agents detained a suspect in the assault on Bolshoi Chief ballet choreographer Sergei Filin, Moscow police told Itar-Tass on Tuesday. The latest reports said police had been searching the suspect's apartment.

Sergei Filin, 42, was attacked near his house in Troitskaya Street in Moscow in the evening of January 17. An unidentified person splashed caustic liquid in his face and escaped. Filin was hospitalized with serious face and eye burns. He was first treated in a Moscow hospital; at present, Sergei Filin is undergoing a prescribed course of treatment at a clinic in Germany.

Sergei Filin has been in permanent telephone contact with Bolshoi Acting chief ballet choreographer Galina Stepanenko who replaces Filin while he is convalescing at the German clinic.

Meanwhile, the Bolshoi ballet has been very busy, presenting ballets from its usual repertoire and rehearsing a new ballet - The Right of Spring, based on music by Igor Stravinsky. The Bolshoi theater will present the ballet on March 27 timed to coincide with the opening of a festival devoted to the hundredth anniversary of The Rite of Spring.



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